Build a Great GUI in No Time
Rich with Peripherals
The Mikromedia 4 for PIC32MZ CAPACITIVE FPI with Bezel is not limited to multimedia-based applications only. USB, digital motion sensor, battery charging functionality, SD card reader and much more expands its use beyond the multimedia.
The Mikromedia 4 for PIC32MZ CAPACITIVE FPI with Bezel has two mikroBUS™ Shuttle connectors, a brand-new addition to the mikroBUS™ standard in the form of a 2x8-pin IDC header with 1.27mm (50mil) pitch. mikroBUS™ Shuttle extension board is an add-on board equipped with the conventional mikroBUS™ socket, which ensures compatibility with 1150 Click boards™.
Awesome Graphics on MCU Driven TFT
The Mikromedia 4 for PIC32MZ CAPACITIVE FPI with Bezel is a compact development board designed as a complete solution for the rapid development of multimedia and GUI-centric applications. By featuring a 4.3" TFT display with capacitive touch screen driven by the powerful graphics controller that can display the 24-bit color palette (16.7 million colors), along with a DSP-powered embedded sound CODEC IC, represents a perfect solution for any type of multimedia application.
Develop-on & build-in the same board
The Mikromedia 4 for PIC32MZ CAPACITIVE FPI with Bezel (FPI stands for Front Panel Integration) is designed as the complete solution. It can be implemented directly into any project, with no additional hardware modifications. At its core, there is a powerful 32-bit PIC32MZ2048EFH144 microcontroller, produced by Microchip, which provides sufficient processing power for the most demanding tasks. TFT display with bezel is ideal for handheld devices, or simple installation in various kinds of industrial appliances. For most uses, a nice casing is all that is needed to turn this product into a high-performance, feature-rich device. This board requires the use of an external programmer and debugger, preferably CODEGRIP or mikroProg. The microcontroller can be programmed and debugged over the Microchip ICSP compatible 2x5 pin header, labeled as PROG/DEBUG.
What's Onboard - back side
Sound, Connectivity & Expandibility
Resource-demanding and complex audio processing tasks can be offloaded from the host MCU by utilizing a dedicated audio CODEC IC, labeled as VS1053B. This IC supports many different audio formats, commonly found on various digital audio devices.
This development board is not limited to multimedia-based applications only. USB, digital motion sensor, battery charging functionality, SD card reader and much more expands its use beyond the multimedia.
There are two mikroBUS™ Shuttle connectors on the development board, labeled as MB1 and MB2. Typically, a mikroBUS™ Shuttle connector can be used in combination with mikroBUS™ Shuttle extension board but is not limited to it. This ensures compatibility with the huge base of Click boards™.
State of the Art Power Supply, Display & Graphic Controller
A high-quality 4.3" TFT true-color display with a capacitive touch panel is the most distinctive feature of the mikromedia 4. The display has a resolution of 480 by 272 pixels, and it can display up to 16.7M of colors. The display module is controlled by the SSD1963 graphics driver IC from Solomon Systech. This is a powerful graphics coprocessor, equipped with 1215KB of bezel buffer memory. It also includes some advanced features such as the hardware accelerated display rotation, display mirroring, hardware windowing, dynamic backlight control, programmable color and brightness control, and more.
The Power Supply Unit (PSU) provides a clean and regulated power, necessary for a proper operation of the mikromedia 4 development board. It is equipped with three different power supply inputs, offering all the flexibility that mikromedia 4 needs.
The microSD card slot allows storing large amounts of data externally, on a microSD memory card. The microSD card detection circuit is also provided on the board.
The host MCU is equipped with the USB peripheral module, allowing simple USB connectivity.
A perfect solution for ultra-low power wireless applications, mikromedia 4 uses the nRF24L01+, a single-chip 2.4GHz transceiver with an embedded baseband protocol engine.