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Are there plans to create Ardunio boards for dsPIC too ?

Created Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:54:56 +0000 by hemmerling


Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:54:56 +0000

Are there plans to create Ardunio boards for dsPIC too ?

I understand the focus on 32-bit ( hey Ardunio's original CPU was 8-bit -) ), but the

Microchip Technology Inc. "16-bit PIC Microcontrollers & dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers".

are also very strong, with its DSP features, and would be great to have in an Ardunio environment.

Sincerely Rolf

Jacob Christ

Sat, 29 Oct 2011 20:55:01 +0000

Microchip used to have a ds24 Arduino board that was packaged with a PICKIT programmer for about $50, but I can't seem to find a link to it now...

We opted not to go down that path since it looked like the tool emphasis from Digilent was PIC32.



Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:31:52 +0000

The ability to do a dsPIC or PIC24 based version of chipKIT depends on the availability of a gcc based C++ compiler for the PIC24 core.

If such a compiler were to become available, I'd be very interested in building the boards. I like the PIC24 and dsPIC parts a lot and would like to do a chipKIT version using them. The peripheral pin select in the PIC24 devices is particularly nice. I don't have the resources to get the compiler done myself, however.

Gene Apperson Digilent


Wed, 14 Dec 2011 03:04:40 +0000


I'm pretty sure that somebody from Microchip (can't remember exactly who) said to me during Maker Faire that the C++ version of C30 would be available fairly shortly. I know that it is being worked on, so it's just a matter of time, and likely not too long of a time . . .

We'll see. :-)


Darth Maker

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:24:20 +0000

Hmm, I talked to the guys at Makerfaire also, and I though it was only the GCC compiler for dsPIC33E and PIC24E that hadn't been released yet.

The GCC compiler source for (the compiler formerly known as) C30 is not usable?

I just took a look at the release notes for (tcfka) C30 and dsPIC33/PIC24E devices have been added. So I guess the answer to my question is that no, the GCC source for (tcfka) C30 is not usable due to it being a C (not C++) only release.