The TFT Plus Professional Kit 1 for PIC32MX7 offers a complete solution for creating graphical user interfaces on TFT displays using a Microchip PIC32 microcontroller programmed in BASIC.
It bundles the mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7, a stylus for its touchscreen, a mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7 Shield, a mikroProg for PIC, a 2GB microSD card with adapter, a license of the Visual TFT design software, and the mikroBASIC compiler and IDE for PIC32 (with USB license dongle).
mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7 Overview The mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7 is a compact development system with lots of on-board peripherals which allows development of hand-held devices with multimedia content. The central part of the system is the 32-bit Microchip PIC32MX795F512L microcontroller. The mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7 features integrated modules such as stereo MP3 codec, 4.3-inch TFT 480×272 touch screen display, port expander, accelerometer, microSD card slot, buzzer, IR receiver, RGB LED, PIN photodiode, temperature sensor, 2.4GHz RF transceiver, Ethernet transceiver, 8Mbit Flash memory, Li-Poly battery charger, etc. The board also contains a mini-B USB connector, power screw terminals, On/Off switch, and more.
The board measures 119.54 × 78 mm (4.71 × 3.07 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 the mikromedia+ shield that is included in this kit.
A color user manual is included, and code examples are available for free download. The board comes pre-programmed with a USB bootloader so you can program the board without any extra hardware. For development, pins and pads are available for installing a JTAG header compatible with the included mikroProg-PIC programmer/debugger.
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.
Please see the mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7 page for more details and to download its user manual.
mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7 Shield Overview This shield allows you to expand the base functionality of the mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7. It provides four sockets for connecting mikroBUS add-on modules, plus a physical layer for CAN interface (with screw terminal connector), an RJ45 Ethernet connector, and a USB-UART module (with mini-USB connector). The kit comes with headers for you to solder onto the mikromedia+ board and sockets for you to solder onto the shield.
The shield also provides screw terminals for an external power source (5-12V DC), and two additional grounding points. The notch cutout on the PCB maintains access to the JTAG header on the host mikromedia+ board.
Please see the mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7 Shield page for more details and to download its user manual.
mikroProg for PIC Overview mikroProg for PIC is a fast programmer and hardware debugger. It is supported in most PIC compilers for programming. When used with the this kit's included mikroBASIC compiler, it also operates as an in-circuit debugger.
Please see the mikroProg for PIC page for more details and to download its user manual.
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.
Overview of Compiler and IDE for PIC32 mikroBASIC for PIC32 is a full-featured compiler for Microchip PIC32 devices. It features an intuitive IDE, a powerful compiler, lots of hardware and software libraries, and additional tools that will help you in your work. It also 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.
The compiler is designed to be smart and efficient, so you can rely on it to do the hard work. It features SSA optimizations that can reduce your code size up to 40 percent.
Please see the mikroBASIC for PIC32 page for a detailed list of features, documentation, and a downloadable demo version.
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