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Whether you are considering adding wired or wireless connectivity to your application, Microchip supports a wide variety of communication protocols.

It's easy to couple the PIC24 or dsPIC33 devices with Microchip's certified Bluetooth® Wi-Fi and LoRa® modules. Peripherals for CAN, LIN, SENT and USB are integrated onto our 16-bit devices with supporting free software libraries.

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UART / IrDA®: Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transceiver
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Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transceiver (UART) is a general-purpose full-duplex, 8-bit or 9-bit data serial communications with optional ISO 7816 Smart Card support and includes the IrDA encoder and decoder. Below is documentation, App Notes, and code examples to assist in implementing the UART / IRDA:

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LIN: Local Interconnect Network
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The Local Interconnect Network (LIN) connection for Industrial- and automotive-centric communication bus is available for use with PIC® microcontrollers. Learn more below about the module and associated software:

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I2C: Inter-Integrated Circuit
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Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) is a general purpose 2-wire inter IC serial interface for communicating with other peripherals or microcontroller devices. The external peripheral devices may be serial EEPROMs, display drivers, Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC) and so on. Learn how to operate the I2C module as a slave device or master device in a single master system or multi-master system:

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I2S: Inter-IC Sound
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Inter-IC Sound  (I2S) Is a data converter implementing a 3-wire synchronous half duplex serial interface to handle stereo data and is one of the interfaces supported by the Data Converter Interface  (DCI). Learn how the DCI automatically handles this interface: 

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DCI: Data Converter Interface
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Data Converter Interface (DCI) - allows simple interfacing between the dsPIC33E / PIC24E devices and audio devices, such as audio coder/decoders (codecs), Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs). The following interfaces are supported on the DCI: Framed Synchronous Serial Transfer (single-channel or multi-channel),  Inter-IC Sound (I2S) Interface, and AC-Link Compliant mode. Learn about these interfaces, control registers, and more below;

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SENT: Single-Edge Nibble Transmission
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Single-Edge Nibble Transmission (SENT) is an unidirectional, single-wire serial communications protocol designed for point-to-point transmission of signal values and is a dedicated hardware implementation of SAE J2716. Learn about the features and modes of operation below:

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EPMP: Enhanced Parallel Master Port
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The Enhanced Parallel Master Port (EPMP) provides a parallel 4-bit (Master mode only), 8-bit (Master and Slave modes) or 16-bit (Master mode only) data bus interface to communicate with a wide variety of parallel devices, such as communication peripherals, LCDs, external memory devices and microcontrollers. Find more info on the PMP registers, modes, and application examples below:

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MSSP: Master Synchronous Serial Port
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The Master Synchronous Serial Port (MSSP) module is an 8-bit serial interface, useful for communicating with other peripheral or microcontroller devices. These peripheral devices may be serial EEPROMs, shift registers, display drivers, A/D converters, etc. In addition, the MSSP offers multiplexed functionality of SPI & I2C in single module. Gain more insight on the MSSP below:

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Wireless Connectivity
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Microchip offers a broad portfolio of wireless solutions which are cost effective and very easy to implement. Depending on your application requirements, you can choose the product that fits your needs from our various transmitters, receivers, transceivers and agency certified modules for IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee®, Bluetooth®, ISM Band Sub-GHz and IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi®. With the growing Internet of Things, Microchip has a LoRa® technology wireless solution to address increasing demands on end-devices for long range connectivity, low-power for battery operation, and low infrastructure cost for volume deployment. Learn more about these wireless solutions.

Key Attributes

  • USB 2.0 Full-Speed Support for Host and Device
  • Point-to-point transmission of signal values
  • Control and monitor operation
  • Communicate with a wide variety of devices and peripherals

 

Target Applications

  • Automotive Applications
    • ECU
    • Brake and Fuel Management
  • Sensor Interface
  • Serial Communication and Data Bridge
  • Data Loggers and Communication Bridge
  • Smart Card Reader

 

  • IC Interface
  • Interface with External Modules
    • LCD Controller
    • Memory
    • External Microcontrollers
  • Parallel Communication
  • Communication Bridge

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