William McDonnell

Help pick microcontroller for senior project

Discussion created by William McDonnell on Jun 9, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 9, 2010 by bigmac

need some help picking out a microcontroller for my electric snowmobile senior project.   I've been doing lots of research into possible candidates but there are just so many option I've been getting overwhelmed and a point in the right direction would be much appreciated.  Basically I need a microcontroller capable of taking lots of measurements like battery level, motor armature current , RPM and temperature.  I'd also like to have an instrument cluster display these measurements on an LCD display and a few analog dials.  Also if time permits I'd like to use PWM to control the DC motor.  So I need a microcontroller with lots of A/D channels, PWM, a pulse accumulator for RPM measurments and stepper motor drivers.  Any help would be very helpful!  thanks