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Microchip’s Intelligent Analog portfolio offers intelligent control over standard Analog to Digital convertors (ADC), sigma-delta (ΣΔ) ADC, Digital to Analog convertors (DAC) with Slope Compensation, Comparators, Op-Amps, Programmable Gain Amplifiers (PGA), Current Bias Generator (CBG), and Internal Reference Voltage (CVREF).

Analog to Digital Converters

Microchip's ADC’s uses Successive Approximation Registers (SAR) to convert the analog input signal into a digital output code. SAR applies to the converter that uses approximation for precise conversions. The high-speed SAR ADC offers core independent features such as integrated digital comparators and oversampling filters. Learn more about the right PIC24/dsPIC33 Microchip ADC for your design here:

Family Reference Manual Section (FRM):
dsPIC33E/PIC24E FRM - Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
dsPIC33/PIC24 FRM, 12-Bit High-Speed, Multiple SARs A/D Converter (ADC)
dsPIC33/PIC24 FRM, 12-Bit, High-Speed Pipeline A/D Converter

Application Notes:
AN688 - Layout Tips for 12-Bit A/D Converter Application
AN842 - Differential ADC Biasing Techniques, Tips and Tricks
AN246 - Driving the Analog Inputs of a SAR A/D Converter

Code Examples:
CE148 - ADC Sampling with DMA and FIR Filtering - Apps include Circuit Breakers

Intelligent Analog
PIC24 Peripherals The Analog-to-Digital Converter
Microchip's Portable Weather Station Demonstration
This is a Core Independent Peripheral. To read more, click here

Sigma–Delta (ΣΔ) ADC:
Sigma–Delta (ΣΔ) ADC’s are ideal for converting analog signals spanning over multiple frequency ranges to high resolution digital data output streams. Learn more about Microchip’s high quality 16-Bit Sigma-Delta A/D Converters:

Family Reference Manual Section (FRM):
PIC24F FRM - 16-Bit Sigma-Delta A/D Converter

Application Note:
AN1607 - PIC24FJ128GC010 Analog Design Guide

Migration Guide:
Migrating to the New PIC24F Pipeline and Sigma-Delta ADCs
This is a Core Independent Peripheral. To read more, click here.

Digital to Analog Converters

High precision digital-to-analog converters (DAC’s) provide accurate conversions of digital streams to analog outputs. The DAC with slope compensation unit provides a user-defined slope which can be used to alter the DAC output. This feature is useful in applications, such as Peak Current mode control, where slope compensation is required to maintain the stability of the power supply. Learn more about our integrated DAC’s and dedicated audio DAC’s that greatly simplify your design:

Family Reference Manual Section (FRM):
PIC24F FRM - 10-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
dsPIC33F FRM - Audio Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
dsPIC33/PIC24 FRM - High-Speed Analog Comparator and DAC with Slope Compensator

Audio DAC Peripheral on dsPIC DSC devices
Audio DAC Devices Hardware and Software Tools
This is a Core Independent Peripheral. To read more, click here.

Comparators, Op-Amps and Programmable Gain Amplifiers (PGA)

Learn more about Microchip’s high-speed comparators, Op-Amps and PGAs that are designed to merge advantages of the PIC/dsPIC® architecture and the flexibility of Flash program memory with the mixed signal nature of offered in a single chip voltage comparator. These peripherals are tightly coupled with ADCs and high resolution SMPS/MC PWMs to enable efficient motor control and digital power conversion. Together, they form a low-cost hybrid digital/analog building block with the power and flexibility to work in an analog world. For more information on our comparators and, Op-amps and PGAs:

Family Reference Manual Section (FRM):
dsPIC33/PIC24 FRM - High-Speed Analog Comparator
dsPIC33F/PIC24H FRM - Comparator with Blanking
dsPIC33E/PIC24E FRM - Comparator
dsPIC33/PIC24 FRM - High-Speed Analog Comparator
dsPIC33/PIC24 FRM - Programmable Gain Amplifier (PGA)

Code Examples:
CE176 - Comparator with Blanking and Filtering

Comparator with blanking and filtering on the dsPIC DSC
This is a Core Independent Peripheral. To read more, click here.

Internal Voltage Reference and Current Bias Generator

Learn more about Microchip's configurable comparator reference voltages and current bias generator that are designed for flexibility and speed:

Family Reference Manual Section (FRM):
PIC24F FRM - Comparator Voltage Reference
dsPIC33/PIC24 FRM - Current Bias Generator (CBG)

This is a Core Independent Peripheral. To read more, click here.

Key Attributes

  • Higher Reliability
  • Lower Costs
  • Reduced footprint size
  • mproved signal integrity
  • Alleviates board noise
  • Accelerates Time to Market

Target Applications

  • Lighting
  • Motor control
  • Sensor interface applications
  • Medical and Digital Imaging
  • Filtering for signal conditioning


  • System Monitoring
  • High-precision measurement Equipment
  • Speech coding and processing
  • LCD monitors and Projectors
  • General Video applications

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