The PIC32-PINGUINO-MICRO features a Microchip PIC32MX440F256H microcontroller running an Arduino/Maple-like firmware that allows you to load new code via a USB connection to your PC running the Pinguino IDE for Windows or Linux. You also can use MPIDE if you install a different firmware. This tiny board features USB-OTG, so it can be either a USB Host or USB Device. It also has a microSD card slot, a UEXT connector, LEDs, buttons, and an ICSP connector, in addition to the two rows of 0.1"-spaced pins providing access to all the PIC32's I/O ports.
PIC32MX440 Pinguino Board Features
If you do not want to use Pinguino IDE, or you need to update the firmware, the mini-ICSP connector allows you to use an external programmer. An inexpensive programming setup could include the PIC-KIT3 programmer with the PIC-Mini-ICD-6 adapter.
- PIC32MX440F256H 80 MHz microcontroller with 256KB Flash and 32KB RAM
- microSD card slot for data logging
- UEXT connector for adding peripheral modules (see below)
- Two LEDs
- User and Reset buttons
- mini-USB connector
- All PIC ports available on 0.1" connectors
- mini-ICSP connector, 0.05" step
Add-on UEXT Modules Available This board has a universal extension connector, UEXT, which allows you to add a peripheral module easily. The UEXT can provide I2C, RS232, SPI and power to the external device. Please see the UEXT Boards Category for a full list of modules that can plug into the UEXT port.
Warning for PICkit3 Users Be very careful not to press the "Programmer-to-Go" button when there is no image on the programmer (either the Olimex PIC-KIT3 or Microchip's own PICkit3). Doing so will put the PIC32 microcontroller into an irrecoverable state. See this Microchip Forum thread for details.
PIC32MX440 Pinguino Board Resources
Also can be used with MPIDE MPIDE is an Arduino-like development environment that supports multiple platforms. You will need a PIC32 in-system programmer (e.g. PIC-KIT3 with PIC-Mini-ICD-6 adapter cable) in order to load the Olimex Pinguino MPIDE-Compatible Bootloader Firmware.
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