PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme recently announced version 3.0.7 of their Universal Debug Engine (UDE). UDE 3.0.7 features optimized test and debug functions for the NXP LPC4300 dual-core system-on-chip (SoC) family and offers unlimited dual-core debugging under a single user interface. The LPC4300 features an asymmetrical dual-core digital signal controller (DSC) architecture and two processors (ARM Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M0). The two processors operate with their own clock supply and their own power management, but the communication takes place via a shared memory.
Microchip Technology unveiled a reference design for a fully digitally controlled Grid-Connected Solar Micro Inverter. The reference design connects to any standard solar panel and converts the panel’s DC output into AC power, which can then be fed into the public power grid. In a real-world application, multiple units can be connected together to achieve the desired power output. The free reference design includes complete documentation, software, schematics and application note.
Microchip Technology introduced the Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H development board, which is a low-cost solution for designing with Microchip’s 16-bit PIC24H microcontrollers and dsPIC33F Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). Microstick features an integrated USB programmer/debugger that shortens learning curves. Microstick can be used stand-alone or plugged into a prototyping board. The Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H (part # DM330013) is available now for $24.99 each. Educators are eligible for a 25% discount.