The TFT Developer Kit 1 for dsPIC33 gives you a jump start in developing graphical user interfaces on TFT displays using the BASIC programming language.
It bundles a mikromedia for dsPIC33 with a USB license dongle of mikroBASIC for dsPIC/PIC24, a license key for the Visual TFT design software, plus a stylus for the mikromedia touchscreen and a 2GB microSD card with adapter. Purchasing this bundle affords you a discount over purchasing the items separately.
There are 18 versions of this kit, made from six different mikromedia boards and three different programming languages. The following table provides a breakdown of the differences between the mikromedia boards, so you can decide which one is right for you. Use the links on the top row to visit each mikromedia board's page for detailed information and user manuals for each one. Use the links in the second row to switch to the order page for a different version of this kit if you decide upon a different mikromedia board and/or programming language IDE.
|mikromedia ||PIC18FJ ||PIC24 ||PIC24EP ||dsPIC33 ||dsPIC33EP ||PIC32 |
|Kit with BASIC IDE |
Kit with Pascal IDE
Kit with C IDE
| MIKROE-880 |
| MIKROE-886 |
| MIKROE-1223 |
| This kit |
| MIKROE-1219 |
| MIKROE-891 |
|Microcontroller ||PIC18F87J150 ||PIC24FJ256GB110 ||PIC24EP512GU810 ||dsPIC33FJ256GP710A ||dsPIC33EP512MU810 ||PIC32MX460F512L |
|Architecture ||8-bit ||16-bit ||16-bit ||16-bit ||16-bit ||32-bit |
|CPU speed ||12 MIPS ||16 MIPS ||70 MIPS ||40 MIPS ||70 MIPS ||120 MIPS |
|Flash memory ||128 KB ||256 KB || 512 KB ||256 KB ||512 KB ||512 KB |
|RAM (bytes) ||3904 ||16384 ||53248 ||30720 ||53248 ||32768 |
|MCU Operating Voltage ||2V to 3.6V ||2V to 3.6V ||3V to 3.6V ||2V to 3.6V ||3V to 3.6V ||2.3V to 3.6V |
|USB Device ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||No ||Yes ||Yes |
|USB-UART ||No ||No ||No ||Yes ||No ||No |
|51.7 mA ||56.2 mA ||57 mA ||59.7 mA ||56.2 mA ||113 mA |
|Backlight current ||42 mA ||42 mA ||42 mA ||42 mA ||42 mA ||42 mA |
|Max. I2C speed ||400 kHz ||400 kHz ||400 kHz ||400 kHz ||400 kHz ||400 kHz |
|Max. microSD SPI speed ||12 MHz ||16 MHz ||35 MHz ||16 MHz ||35 MHz ||20 MHz |
|Max. Serial Flash SPI speed ||12 MHz ||16 MHz ||35 MHz ||16 MHz ||35 MHz ||40 MHz |
|Max. Audio codec SPI speed ||3 MHz ||2 MHz ||2.1 MHz ||4 MHz ||2.1 MHz ||3.33 MHz |
If you love 8-bit programming, use mikromedia for PIC18FJ. If you need a 16-bit microcontroller with peripheral pin select and loads of modules, choose mikromedia for PIC24 or PIC24EP. If you need motor control, FFT or DSP, choose mikromedia for dsPIC33 or dsPIC33EP. If you want top performance and high processing power, choose mikromedia for PIC32.
Each mikromedia board is a compact development system with lots of on-board peripherals which provides a convenient platform for development of devices with multimedia content. The microcontroller on each board comes with a fast USB HID bootloader installed so that you can program from your PC without any extra hardware. It also can be programmed with a Microchip ICD2, ICD3 or compatible external programmer (header pins are provided loose). The mikromedia features integrated modules such as audio module, TFT 320×240 touch screen display, USB connector for communication with the microcontroller, accelerometer, Flash memory, and microSD card connector.
The 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.
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 (header pins are provided loose). These allow you to add on mikromedia shields (see options below), or to add the board to the mikromedia WorkStation.
Visual TFT Overview Visual TFT is a standalone application used for rapid development of graphical user interfaces for TFT displays. The software generates code compatible with mikroElektronika compilers for all supported MCU architectures. Visual TFT implements an intuitive environment and many drag-and-drop components which can be used for building applications easily and fast. Upgrades to the Visual TFT software are free for life.
Please see the Visual TFT page for details, documentation, videos and a downloadable demo version.
mikroBASIC Overview mikroBASIC PRO features an intuitive IDE, a powerful compiler, lots of hardware and software libraries, and additional tools that will help you in your work. The compiler comes with a comprehensive Help file (700 pages) and lots of ready-to-use examples designed to get you started in no time.
Each compiler license includes free upgrades and tech support for the lifetime of the product. The software features a Live Update service so you can get new features and improvements instantly.
Please see the mikroBASIC for dsPIC/PIC24 page for details, documentation and a downloadable demo version.
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