PIC32 Plug-In Module

High-Performance, general purpose, and USB, 32-bit Flash microcontrollers

PIC32 Plug In ModuleProcessor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate Microchip microcontrollers and dsPIC devices. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development – quickly and easily. Microchip development tools such as the MPLAB© REAL ICE™ and MPLAB ICD 2 connect directly to these development boards and provide quick, full-featured hardware/software/firmware development environment using the free MPLAB Integrated Development Environment software.

This Plug-in Module enables USB development using a PIC32, Explorer 16 development board that requires a USB PICtail+ (AC164131) for connecting the USB hardware. An 80 MHz PIC32MX460F512L with 512 KB of Flash, 32 KB of RAM, USB On-The-Go controller, 4 channels of hardware DMA and instruction trace are installed on the plug-in module. This module supports the MPLAB REAL ICE Trace Kit (AC244006). Expected availability is April 23, 2008.

Power Management Modes MCU System Features
  • RUN, IDLE, DREAM and SLEEP modes
  • Multiple switchable clock modes for each power mode, enables optimum power settings

MCU Core

  • 80MHz, 1.53 DMIPS/MHz, 32-bit MIPS M4K Core
  • 5 Stage pipeline, Harvard architecture
  • MIPS16e mode for up to 40% smaller code size
  • Single cycle multiply and hardware divide unit
  • 32 x 32-bit Core Registers
  • 32 x 32-bit Shadow Registers
  • Fast context switch and interrupt response

Other MCU Features

  • Fail-Safe Clock Monitor – allows safe shutdown if clock fails
  • Hardware RTCC (Real-Time Clock and Calendar with Alarms)
  • 2 Internal oscillators (8MHz and 31KHz)
  • Watchdog Timer with separate RC oscillator
  • Pin compatible with 16-bit PIC® MCUs
  • Fast and Accurate 16 channel 10-bit ADC
  • Max 500k samples per second at +/- 1LSB, conversion available during SLEEP and IDLE

Debug Features

  • 8 hardware breakpoints (6 Instruction and 2 Data)
  • iFlow Trace: Real-time non-intrusive hardware instruction trace (5 Wires)
  • 2 wire programming and debugging interface
  • JTAG interface supporting Programming, Debugging and Boundary scan

Analog Features

  • 512K Flash (plus 12K boot Flash)
  • 32K RAM (can execute from RAM)
  • 4 channel hardware DMA controller
  • Flash prefetch module with 256 Byte cache
  • Look instructions or data in cache for fast access
  • Programmable vector interrupt controller

PIC32 Plug In Module

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
MA320002 datasheet linkMODULE PLUG-IN PIC32 USB OTGMA320002MODULE PLUG-IN PIC32 USB OTG4 - Immediate
MA320002 product page link
Published: 2012-06-29