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Integrated Graphics Acceleration and DRAM

The PIC32MZ DA series, with its integrated graphics controller, graphics processor and available on-chip 32 MB of DDR2 DRAM, lifts Graphical User Interface (GUI) designs to performance and quality levels not yet seen in embedded microcontroller applications. Developers that use the PIC32MZ DA in their designs should expect microprocessor-like graphics quality while still enjoying the ease of design of an MCU. And with MPLAB®Harmony Graphics 2.0, you can finish and display your GUI design faster than you'd ever thought possible.

Feature List:

  • 3-layer graphics controller capable of driving 24-bit color SXGA
  • High-performance 2D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
  • 32 MB integrated DDR2 DRAM or 128 MB externally addressable
  • Up to 2 MB Flash and 640 KB RAM
  • 12-bit ADC throughput at 18 Msps
  • Full-featured hardware crypto engine with Random Number Generator (RNG) for data encryption/decryption and authentication

Graphics Controller

The graphics controller sub-system at the heart of the PIC32MZ DA is the most advanced of its kind in the industry.

  • 24-bit parallel interface supports a wide range of displays up to SXGA (1280×1024)
  • Multi-layers composition for simplified image rendering
  • Supports multiple image and color space formats for maximum flexibility
  • Flexible timing configuration to ease the implementation of custom displays

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

The Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) inside the PIC32MZ DA is loaded with features that will enable your GUI to create graphical actions that would be impractical for an MCU CPU alone.

  • Accelerated 2-D graphics rendering
  • Accelerated blit and raster operations
  • Several alpha blending modes
  • Transparency support
  • 2D dithering
  • Image scaling
  • Programmable operations including ROP2, ROP3, ROP4, alpha blending and transparency
  • Filtering
  • Orientation

Integrated DRAM

The industry’s only integrated DRAM provides expansive storage for graphics, complex communications, and data logging applications.

  • 32 MB capacity for rich, professional-looking graphics:
    • 8-, 16-, or 24-bit color
    • Multiple layers
    • Multiple display buffers per layer
    • Image and frame pre-load
  • Fewer board layers lowers system cost
  • Code and data transfer to and from DRAM do not leave the package, making the system more secure
  • Greatly reduced system complexity eliminates traditional memory sub-system design challenges
  • Integration leads to smaller designs that result in feature-rich, attractive end products
  • Fewer components to stock and manage drives savings in logistics
  • Integration reduces board EMI issues
The PIC32MZ DA gives you the ability to increase your application’s color resolution and display size with easy-to-use MCU-based resources and unique graphics design tools including the MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MPLAB Harmony Integrated Software Framework.