Microchip Low-Cost Controllerless Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board

Microchip Technology introduced their Low-Cost Controllerless (LCC) Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board. The Microchip LCC Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board enables the development of graphics applications without an external graphics controller. The LCC Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board (part # AC164144) is available now for $89.99.

Microchip Technology Low-Cost Controllerless (LCC) Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board

LCC Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board Features

  • Can drive QVGA 8bpp with PIC32 alone
  • Can drive WQVGA 16bpp with external 256KB SRAM frame buffer
  • Display connector for interfacing with different display boards
  • PICtail Plus Interface for connecting to Explorer 16 Development Board
  • Starter Kit Connector
  • Enables the development of graphics applications without an external graphics controller
  • Powered by a 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller (MCU)
  • Enables developers to directly drive 256 (8-bit-per-pixel)-color graphical user interfaces utilizing the PIC32 MCU’s on-chip memory, Direct Memory Access controller, and Parallel Master Port
  • Eliminates the need for an external graphics controller
  • Reduces the bill of materials cost
  • Enables developers to “jumper” in the onboard 256 KB of SRAM to support 65K (16-bit-per-pixel)-color WQVGA interfaces
  • Can be used with an Explorer 16 Development Board or PIC32 Starter Kit, such as the PIC32 USB Starter Kit 2
  • Can be hooked up to any of the LCD panels available from Microchip, including the Truly 3.2″ QVGA and Powertip 4.3″ WQVGA display panels
  • Supported by Microchip’s free Graphics Library
  • Ideal for industrial control panels, home appliance, thermostats, security-alarm panels, educational toys, and automotive driver information displays

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