The mikromedia for dsPIC33 is a compact development system which provides a convenient platform for development of devices with multimedia content. The central part of the system is the 16-bit dsPIC33FJ256GP710A microcontroller that can be programmed via a USB bootloader, or with an external in-circuit programmer/debugger if you install headers on the provided pads. Two sets of programming header pads are available. One matches the pinout of the ICD2 Connector Board for using Microchip ICD2, ICD3 and compatible programmers; the other matches the pinout of the mikroProg-PIC programmer.
The mikromedia for dsPIC33 features integrated modules such as stereo MP3 codec, TFT 320×240 touch screen display, USB connector, Flash memory, accelerometer and a microSD card connector.
This development system is powered by your PC via USB. Simply plug in the USB cable and the TFT display will turn on automatically. It also can be battery powered. An on-board MCP73832 battery charger will charge a Li-Polymer battery whenever the board is connected to USB.
The board measures 8 × 6 cm (3.14 × 2.36 inches). All unused microcontroller pins are available via pads along the sides of the board. These allow you to add on mikromedia shields (see options below), or to add this board to the mikromedia WorkStation.