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dsCORE E8100

Based on the Microchip dsPIC33F 16-bit DSC (0-40 MIPS), the E8100 delivers exceptional processing power, performance features and versatility—all in a package the size of a business card.



Full speed 256 Kbytes program FLASH, 20 Kbytes SRAM with 2 Kbytes DMA buffer and on-board 128 bytes serial EEPROM

Heavy duty 3 Amp power regulation

Choice of 8 or 16 buffered Analog I/O with 12-Bit A/D

8 PWM Output Channels


Up to 56 Digital I/O with optional jumper selectable 3.3/5V Pull Ups.

Dual UART with TTL or software selectable RS-232/RS-485 communications

Dual SPI (4 chip selects) and Dual I2C interfaces

Dual on-board CanBUS (DeviceNet) drivers

Dual Port RAM and DMA


External CPU Reset and External Device Reset

-40 to +85ºC industrial components with optional High-Reliability version

Credit Card format with dual 50 pin (0.1” x 2 standard) headers


Microchip’s CodeGuard™ Security for Embedded Intellectual Property protection


 Industrial Automation


Energy Management

Wireless Devices

Data Collection & Logging

Asset Management

 Security Systems

With a full complement of I/O, the E8100 is ideal for product integration in a variety of applications.  As a design building block, the E8100 shortens product development cycles and accelerates time-to-market by reducing design risk to zero.


Microchip’s rich software support for the dsPIC line also eases integration of the 8100 into your product designs by streamlining code development.

Software Tools

  • 100% compatible with MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment, MPLAB® C30, Embedded Workbench and dsPIC C Compilers.

  • 100% compatible with the complete line of Microchip provided Software Libraries and Application Development Tools including Symmetric and Asymmetric Key Embedded Encryption Libraries.

  • Pre-installed boot loader on UART#2.

  • In-circuit debug (ICD) and In-circuit serial programming (ICSP) supported through 2 x 3 header.

Operating Systems

A fully functional and tested boot loader and example test code is included with the E8100 (see Product Guide).


With all the necessary interface drivers, power regulators and buffered I/O provided, connecting the E8100 to virtually any peripheral technology is a one step process. 


CPU: dsPIC33FJ256GP710, DC-40MHz
FLASH / EEPROM: 256 Kbytes / 128 byte
RAM:    30 KBytes
Analog Inputs:  E8100-BA8; 8 buffered, 16 un-buffered
E8100-BA16; 16 buffered, 8 un-buffered
PWM Outputs:   8 max.
Digital I/O:   E8100-BA8; 57 Inputs/49 Outputs
E8100-BA16; 57 Inputs/41 Outputs
Peripherals:   2 x  SPI (max.), 2 x I2C (max.), 2 x CAN
Communications: TTL or selectable RS-232/RS-485 (2 Ports max.)


Operating Voltage: 5 - 12 VDC
Power Consumption: Operating (No I/O Loading) 38 mA (typical)


Dimensions:  2.0 x 3.5 x 0.9 in. (5.1 x 8.9 x 2.29 cm.)
Top Clearance: 0.33 in ( 0.84 cm.)
Bottom Clearance: 0.33 in ( 0.84 cm.)
Connectors: 0.025 Dia. Header Pin, 0.100 Spacing


Operating / Storage: -25 to +85 ºC, 95% Humidity (Non-Condensing)
High Reliability Option: -40 to +85 ºC, 100% Humidity
Conformal Coated
100% Burn-In & Temperature Testing





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