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- Tool makes it easy for designers to add the combination of multitouch projected-capacitive interfaces, and high-quality 16-bit color graphics to WQVGA displays in any application.
- With its industry-leading performance, Microchip’s 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller can directly drive LCDs, eliminating the cost and complexity of an external graphics controller.
- In combination with Microchip’s free graphics and multitouch software, this board enables rich, modern user interfaces for cost-sensitive designs in a broad range of markets, such as consumer, industrial and medical.
- Microchip makes it easy and cost-effective to add rich user interfaces to nearly any product, by providing what is essentially a “GUI in a box” that can be inserted—as is—into most designs.
- The “PIC32 GUI Development Board with Projected Capacitive Touch” enables bezel mounting and connections between LCD displays and most of the PIC32’s on-chip peripherals. The board also provides ready-to-use PCB pads for common serial and analog connections.
- The PIC32 has processing power to spare for additional tasks, such as communication, control and audio.
Packaging and availability
PIC 32 GUI development board with projected capacitive touch (Part # DM320015).
The PIC32 GUI Development Board With Projected Capacitive Touch (part # DM320015) is available today for $249.
Microchip’s Graphics Library and Graphics Display Designer Utility are both available today via free download by Clicking Here
. The turnkey touch controller MTCH6301 and supporting software is available today by Clicking Here
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