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seyyah
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2020/03/25 06:32:26 (permalink)
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Do I need microchip development board?

Is one of the Microchip development board a requirement in order to use motorbench? Can't I design my own custom board? I have a plan to start a motor control project and I wonder how this tool helps me. Can this tool be used or configured for custom boards? The mcu will be dspic but I will design my own board. Thanks.
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    Re: Do I need microchip development board? 2020/03/25 07:50:35 (permalink)
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    I think the idea of a Dev Board is to get your software working with known good hardware, then integrate the essentials into your own design.  You should be able to copy/paste the essential software into your custom board.

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    Re: Do I need microchip development board? 2020/03/25 10:04:50 (permalink)
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    You definitely can design your own Dev board. The main advantage is to speedup development time as you will only concentrate on the software side, because your know the hardware should work. Instead of debugging the software and the hardware at the same time when something goes wrong.
    Once your software is done, you could design your own custom board based on the features of the Dev board design that you are going to need. 

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    Re: Do I need microchip development board? 2020/03/26 00:24:50 (permalink)
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    Ok I understand, you suggest to use development board. But I wonder, can I add the required interface to my own hardware and configure the software according to my setup and use the motorbench on my setup? It would be much better for me. Thanks.
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    Re: Do I need microchip development board? 2020/03/26 00:50:53 (permalink)
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    Of course you can, but if it doesn't work as you expect, you have to suspect the hardware as well as the software...
     

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    Re: Do I need microchip development board? 2020/03/26 01:53:18 (permalink)
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    My own view is that a good development board pays for itself pretty quickly because it gives you access to functioning hardware and example code before your first design cycle.
     
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