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What is a 16 bit digital signal controller (DSC)?

A 16 bit digital signal controller is a hybrid between a microcontroller and a digital signal processor (DSP). It is therefore a self-contained system with memory, a processor and peripherals that can be used as an embedded system. Another name for a 16 bit microcontroller is "embedded 16 bit controller." Some embedded systems are more sophisticated, while others have minimal requirements for programming length and memory with a low software complexity. Input and output devices include LCD displays, relays, solenoids, switches and data sensors. Digital signal controllers incorporate features that can be found on DSP devices like single-cycle multiply–accumulate units, large accumulators and barrel shifters. Digital signal controllers can be used for motor control, sensor processing and power conversion applications and are being marketed as green technologies due to their ability to reduce power consumption in power supplies and electric motors.

Types of 16 bit Microcontrollers

There are many different kinds of programmable 16 bit microcontrollers. At Future Electronics, we stock several of the most common types categorized by many parameters including number of input/output lines, Flash size, packaging type, RAM size, speed and supply voltage. The parametric filters found on our website allow you to refine your search results as per the specifications required.

With 16 bit digital signal controllers, the most common sizes for RAM are 512 B, 1 kB, 2 kB, 4 kB, 8 kB, 16 kB and 30 kB. We also carry 16 bit digital signal with RAM sizes up to 280 kB. Flash sizes can range from 6 kB to 1.5 MB, with the most common sizes being 12 kB, 16 kB, 24 kB, 32 kB, 64 kB, 128 kB, 144 kB and 256 kB.

Programmable microcontrollers contain input/output pins of which the number may vary depending on the microcontroller. These pins can be configured by software to an input or an output state. When configured to an input state, they can be used to read external signals or sensors. When configured to an output state, these pins can drive external devices like motors and LED displays.

16 bit Digital Signal Controllers From Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a full selection of programmable 16 bit digital signal controllers as well as other types of microcontrollers including low power, LCD, pic, wireless, and USB microcontrollers from several manufacturers. Just choose from the 16 bit digital signal controller technical attributes below and your results will be narrowed to match your specific 16 bit digital signal controller application needs.

We deal with manufacturers such as Microchip. You can easily refine your programmable 16 bit digital signal controller product search results by clicking your preferred 16 bit digital signal controller brand from our list of manufacturers below.

Applications for 16 bit Digital Signal Controllers:

Programmable 16 bit digital signal controllers are designed to be used for embedded applications, as opposed to microprocessors that can be found in PCs. 16 bit digital signal controllers are used in motor control, power conversion, and sensor processing applications as well as other types of embedded systems.

Choosing the Right 16 bit Digital Signal Controller:

With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes when you are looking for the right 16 bit digital signal controllers: RAM size (512 B, 1 kB, 2 kB, 4 kB, 8 kB, 16 kB, 30 kB, …), Flash size (12 kB, 16 kB, 24 kB, 32 kB, 64 kB, 128 kB, 144 kB, 256 kB, …), number of input lines (from 11 to 220 lines), speed (15 MHz, 32 MHz, 40 MHz, 60 MHz,…) and supply voltage (up to 5V) to name a few. You will be able to find the right 16 bit USB, pic, low power, LCD, or wireless microcontrollers using these filters.

16 bit Digital Signal Controllers in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of 16 bit digital signal controllers that is required is less than a full reel, we can offer customers several of our programmable 16 bit digital signal controllers in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you and your company avoid unneeded surplus.

In addition, Future Electronics offers to clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that may possibly arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could contain raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.

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Featured 16 bit Digital Signal Controller (DSC) Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Microchip PIC24FJ64GA006-I/PT PIC24FJ Series 8 kB RAM 64 kB Flash 16-Bit Flash Microcontroller - TQFP-64
Microchip PIC24FJ128GA006-I/PT PIC24FJ Series 8 kB RAM 128 kB Flash 16-Bit Flash Microcontroller - TQFP-64
Microchip PIC24EP256GU814-I/PL PIC24 16-bit Microcontroller with 256 KB flash in a 144 pin LQFP package
Microchip PIC24EP256GU814-I/PH PIC24 16-bit Microcontroller with 256 KB flash in a 144 pin TQFP package
Microchip PIC24FJ128GA008-I/PT PIC24FJ Series 8 kB RAM 128 kB Flash 16-Bit Flash Microcontroller - TQFP-80
Microchip PIC24HJ256GP206-I/PT PIC24HJ Series 16 kB RAM 256 kB Flash 16-Bit Flash Microcontroller - TQFP-64
Microchip DSPIC33FJ16GS504-I/ML dsPIC33 Series 2 kB RAM 16 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller - QFN-44
Microchip DSPIC33FJ64GP306A-I/PT dsPIC33 Series 16 kB RAM 64 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller - TQFP-64
Microchip DSPIC33FJ64MC204-I/PT dsPIC33 Series 8 kB RAM 64 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller - TQFP-44
Microchip DSPIC33FJ256GP710T-I/PT dsPIC33 Series 30 kB RAM 256 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller TQFP-100
Microchip DSPIC30F6014A-30I/PT dsPIC30 Series 8 kB RAM 144 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller - TQFP-80
Microchip DSPIC33FJ256GP710-I/PF dsPIC33 Series 30 kB RAM 256 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller TQFP-100
Microchip DSPIC33FJ256MC710A-I/PT dsPIC33 Series 30 kB RAM 256 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller TQFP-100
Microchip DSPIC30F5013T-30I/PT dsPIC30 Series 4 kB RAM 66 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller - TQFP-80
Microchip DSPIC33FJ128GP706T-I/PT dsPIC33 Series 16 kB RAM 128 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller - TQFP-64
Microchip DSPIC33FJ128MC506-I/PT dsPIC33 Series 8 kB RAM 128 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller - TQFP-64
Microchip DSPIC30F5013-20I/PT dsPIC30 Series 4 kB RAM 66 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller - TQFP-80
Microchip DSPIC30F5011-30I/PT dsPIC30 Series 4 kB RAM 66 kB Flash 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller - TQFP-64

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