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TFT Developer Kit 3 - PIC18FJ: mikromedia, GUI Software, C IDE US$380.00

TFT Developer Kit 3 - PIC18FJ: mikromedia, GUI Software, C IDE

The TFT Developer Kit 3 for PIC gives you a jump start in developing graphical user interfaces on TFT displays using the C programming language.

It bundles a mikromedia for PIC18FJ with a USB license dongle of mikroC for PIC, 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
This kit
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
(backlight on)
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 320240 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.
  • mikroC Overview

    mikroC 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 mikroC for PIC page for details, documentation and a downloadable demo version.

  • Optional Recommended Products for this Item
    mikromedia workStation v7 Board for PIC-based mikromedia Boards+ US$129.00
    Li-Polymer Battery, 3.7V, 2000mAh, Molex 5264-2P+ US$19.90
    2x AAA Battery Adapter and Prototype Area (Battery Boost Shield)+ US$14.00
    Screw Terminal & Prototype Board for mikromedia (Connect Shield)+ US$16.00
    Prototype Board Shield for mikromedia (mikromedia PROTO Shield)+ US$6.90
    mikroBUS Shield for mikromedia+ US$7.50
    Gaming Shield for mikromedia: Control Buttons, Speakers, LEDs+ US$18.00

    This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 27 November, 2013.


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