The chipKIT™ MX3 is a microcontroller development board based on the Microchip® PIC32MX320F128H, a member of the 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family. It is compatible with Digilent’s line of Pmods, and is suitable for use with the Microchip MPLAB® IDE tools. The chipKIT MX3 is also compatible for use with the chipKIT MPIDE development environment.
The chipKIT MX3 is designed to be easy to use and suitable for use by anyone from beginners to advanced users for experimenting with electronics and embedded control systems. It is intended to be used with either the Multi-Platform IDE (MPIDE) or the Microchip MPLAB® IDE. The kit contains everything needed to start developing embedded applications using the MPIDE. In order to use the MPLAB IDE, an additional programming/debugging device, such as a Microchip PICkit™3 is required.
The chipKIT MX3 provides 42 I/O pins that support a number of peripheral functions, such as UART, SPI, and I2C ports as well as five pulse-width modulated outputs and five external interrupt inputs. Eleven of the I/O pins can be used as analog inputs in addition to their use as digital inputs and outputs.
The chipKIT MX3 can either be powered via USB, an external power supply that may be either an AC-DC power adapter, or by batteries.
The use of this board with MPIDE requires a common USB A to mini-B cable, which is not included.
Processor/IC: Microchip PIC32MX320F128H
- 5 x 12-pin Pmod ports
- I2C connector
- USB A to Mini-B port for programming (USB cable not included)
Programming: Program using MPIDE or MPLAB IDE (along with an additional programmer/debugger, such as the Microchip PICkit3)
- 128KB FLash
- 16KB RAM
- 80 MHz maxixmum operating speed
- Two SPI and two I2C connectors
- 16 channel 10-bit ADC
- Five PWM outputs and five external interrupt inputs
- 42 I/O pins
- 3.3V operating voltage
- 12 analog inputs
- USB port for programming
- 8 MHz oscillator
- Fully supported by MPIDE
- Also programmable with MPLAB IDE (with the addition of a programmer/debugger, such as the Microchip PICkit3)