The chipKIT™ Pro MX4 is a microcontroller development board
based on the Microchip PIC32MX460F512L, a member of the 32-bit PIC32
microcontroller family. It is compatible with Digilent’s line of Pmod™
peripheral modules, and is suitable for use with the Microchip MPLAB®
IDE tools. The chipKIT™ Pro MX4 is also compatible for use with the
chipKIT™ MPIDE development environment. ChipKIT and MPIDE is a PIC32
based system compatible with many existing Arduino™ code examples,
reference materials and other resources.
The chipKIT™ Pro MX4 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. A built in
programming/debugging circuit compatible with the Microchip MPLAB® IDE
is provided on the board, so no additional hardware is required for use
with MPLAB. The kit contains everything needed to start developing
embedded applications using either the MPLAB® IDE or the MPIDE.
The chipKIT™ Pro MX4 provides 74 I/O pins that support a number of
peripheral functions, such as USB controller, UART, SPI and I2C™ ports
as well as five pulse width modulated outputs and five external
interrupt inputs. Fifteen of the I/O pins can be used as analog inputs
in addition to their use as digital inputs and outputs..
The chipKIT™ Pro MX4 can be powered via USB, or an external power supply that may be either an AC-DC power adapter, or batteries.
9 x 12-pin Pmod™ headers
8 x hobby R/C servo connectors
2 x I2C ports
1 x SPI port
1 x USB Debug port for prog./debug with MPLAB
1 x USB Serial port for use with MPIDE for prog./comm. OR with MPLAB for simple communication
1 x USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG)/Device port
1 x USB 2.0 Host port