The dsPIC30F line of digital signal controllers has gained two new chips—the dsPIC30F5015 and dsPIC30F5016. Operating from 2.5 to 5.5 V, they include 2 kbytes of SRAM. They also have an eight-output pulse-width modulator (PWM), with complementary or independent modes, plus four duty-cycle generators and programmable dead time. Their 1-Msample/s, 16-channel, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter offers four sample-and-holds for simultaneous sampling and a PWM trigger option. They feature four standard PWMs, five 16-bit timers, and a quadrature encoder interface. Communication peripherals include CAN, SPI, I2C, and UART peripherals. Development tools include Microchip's MPLAB integrated development environment. Pricing starts at $6. They're available in RoHS-compliant (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances), 64-pin (dsPIC30-F5015) and 80-pin (dsPIC30F5016) thin quad flat-pack packages.