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The development tools for graphical displays are highly modular to allow many different sizes of glass to connect with various product families. The table below includes the recommended development board and display board needed for a fully functional development environment.

Solutions with Integrated Graphics Controllers


Family Development Board Display Boards Supported
    QVGA 3.2" Graphics
Display Truly 240 × 320 Board
(AC164127-4)
WQVGA 4.3" Graphics
Display Powertip 480 × 272 Board
(AC164127-6)
VGA 5.7" Graphics
Display Truly 640 × 480 Board
(AC164127-8)
High-Performance
4.3" WQVGA Display
with maxTouch®
Technology (AC320005-4)
High Performance
5" WVGA Display
with maxTouch  Technology (AC320005-5)
Prototype Boards
Connect Your Glass
(AC164139)
PIC32MZ DA PIC32MZ DA
Starter Kits
(DM320008,
or DM320100)
+
Multimedia
Expansion
Board II
(DM320005-5)

No No No Yes Yes No
PIC24 "DA" PIC24FJ256DA210 Board
(DM240312)
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
SAMA5D2 SAMA5D2
Evaluation Kits
SAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1
or
ATSAMA5D2C-XULT
No No No No Yes No
SAMA5D4 SAMA5D4
Evaluation Kit
SAMA5D4-XULT
No No No No Yes No
SAMA5D3 SAMA5D3
Evaluation Kit
SAMA5D3-XPLD
No No No No Yes No

Low Cost Solution Without External Graphics Controller


Family Development Board Display Boards Supported
    QVGA 3.2" Graphics
Display Truly 240 × 320 Board
(AC164127-4)
WQVGA 4.3" Graphics
Display Powertip 480 × 272 Board
(AC164127-6)
VGA 5.7" Graphics
Display Truly 640 × 480 Board
(AC164127-8)
Prototype Boards
Connect Your Glass
(AC164139)
PIC32 "LCC" Graphics PIC32MX Starter Kits
(DM320003-2 or DM320100)
or
LCC Graphics Board
(AC164144)
Yes Yes No Yes
PIC32 "LCC" Graphics PIC32 GUI Development Board with Projected Capacitive Touch
(DM320015)

4.3" WQVGA display board included with the kit
No No No No
PIC32 "LCC" Graphics PIC32MZ Starter Kits
(DM320007DM320007-C
+
Multimedia Expansion Board II (DM320005-5)
Display integrated on MEB II
4.3" WQVGA display board included with the kit
No No No No

Note: Recommendations based on 16 bpp, 60 Hz performance on PIC® MCU *at 8 bpp, 60 Hz or 16 bpp, 30 Hz.

Solutions With External Graphics Controllers


Family Development Board Display Boards Supported
    QVGA 3.2" Graphics
Display Truly 240 × 320 Board
(AC164127-4)
WQVGA 4.3" Graphics
Display Powertip 480 × 272 Board
(AC164127-6)
VGA 5.7" Graphics
Display Truly 640 × 480 Board
(AC164127-8)
Prototype Boards
Connect Your Glass
(AC164139)
PIC32MK Family + SSD1963

PIC32MK GP Development Kit
(DM320106)

Yes Yes Yes No
PIC32 + Solomon
SSD1926
PIC32MX Starter Kits
(DM320003-2

Solomon GFX Board (AC164127-5)
Yes No No Yes
PIC24 + Epson S1D13517

Explorer 16/32             
(DM240001-2) +

Epson GFX Board
(AC164127-7)

Yes Yes Yes Yes
PIC32 + Epson S1D13517 PIC32 Starter Kit
(DM320003-2DM320004-2)

Epson GFX Board (AC164127-7)
No Yes Yes Yes

Note: Recommendations based on 16 bpp, 60 Hz performance on PIC MCU and LCD controller. Actual displays are capable of more than 16 bpp, 60 Hz.

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Documents

Title Download
AN1182 - Fonts in the Microchip Graphics Library Download
AN1246, How to Create Widgets in Microchip Graphics Library Download
Title Download
Graphical and Segmented Display Solutions Brochure Download
PIC32 Graphics Sell Sheet Download
PIC32MZ DA Sell Sheet Download
Title Download
PIC32MZ Graphics (DA) Family Data Sheet Download
PIC24FJ256DA210 Family Data Sheet Download
PIC32MZ Graphics (DAK/DAL/DAR/DAS) Family Data Sheet Download
SAMA5D2 Series Data Sheet Download
SAMA5D4 Series Data Sheet Download
Title Download
PIC24F Family Reference Manual, Section 43. Graphics Controller Module (GFX) Download
PIC32 Family Reference Manual Sect. 55 DDR SDRAM Controller Download
PIC32 Family Reference Manual Sect. 54 Graphics LCD (GLCD) Controller Download
Title Download
Graphics Libraries v2.06 Download
MPLAB Harmony Graphics Composer (MHGC) v2.06 Download

Development Boards