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Clicker 2 for PIC32MX is a compact development board featuring a 32-bit Microchip PIC32MX460F512L microcontroller and two mikroBUS host sockets that allow you to plug in any two out of more than 100 different plug-and-play peripheral modules (called Click boards). The PIC32MX chip comes preprogrammed with a fast USB HID bootloader, so you can load code into it without needing an external programmer.
If you want to use an external programmer, pads are available on the board for installing a header compatible with the mikroProg-PIC. Header pins are included for this purpose.
The board also has two rows of pads (26 pins each; headers included) for connection to external electronics (compatible with the mikromedia shields shown in the options below), and a LiPo battery connector (for Molex 5264-2P). An LTC3586-1 power management IC allows charging of a connected battery via USB and provides 3.3V or 5V to your click boards. The mikroBUS host connectors each consist of two 1×8 female headers with SPI, I2C, UART, RST, PWM, Analog and Interrupt lines as well as 3.3V, 5V and GND power lines.
Rounding off the board's features are buttons (two User; one Reset), LEDs (two User; Power; Charge Status), and pads for connecting your own external on/off switch if the on-board switch is not convenient (e.g. if the board is going into an enclosure).
The user LEDs can be used for visual indication of the logic state on pins RE3 and RA10. The user buttons are connected to RE4 and RG9. The 8MHz and 32.7kHz crystal oscillator circuits provide external clock waveforms to the microcontroller's OSC2 and OSC1 pins (X1) and to the SOSCO and SOSCI pins (X2). The base frequency is suitable for further clock multipliers and is ideal for generation of the necessary USB clock.
The board measures 60.50 × 81.00 mm (2.4 × 3.2 inches). Without Click boards installed, it weighs 26 grams (0.912 ounces). It can be powered via USB or external battery.
Solder jumpers on the board allow you to optimize usage of pins between the extension headers and the mikroBUS sockets to suit your particular application. See the user manual for configuration details.
PIC32MX460F512L Microcontroller Features
- Up to 105 DMIPS operation; 80 MHz
- 32-bit architecture, MIPS M4K core
- 512 KB Flash plus 12 KB boot Flash
- 32 KB RAM (can execute from RAM)
- 85 I/O pins
- 16-bit and 32-bit digital timers
- Internal oscillators, 8MHz, 32kHz
- SPI, I2C, ADC, UART, RTC, etc.
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