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ChipKit Max32 Pin List in text mode

Created Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:58:31 +0000 by jeromekite


Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:58:31 +0000

Hello, I start using Arduino on ChipKit Max32, I spent a long time searching a text reference for pin list, no success. The chipKIT Max32_bysa_sch.pdf is lovely but you can’t make any text search on it ! If somebody has this i would appreciate to use it. Thanks Example for other arduino boards:


Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:18:04 +0000

Yeah, it's because the PDF is made from an Eagle (or other) image. But you don't normally "search" a schematic anyway!

Alan KM6VV


Mon, 27 Jun 2011 21:40:16 +0000

But you don't normally "search" a schematic anyway!

I'd like to encourage folks to make searchable schematics, or don't use dis-contiguous wires...

In fact, I can't figure out any other way to figure where a pin goes on a multi-page (or even single-page, since folks seem to love dis-contiguous wires nowadays!) schematic, other than sitting down with a magnifying glass and doing it the old fashioned way... It certainly does not help that Eagle seems to make it impossible to tell an E from an F on a wire, since the text overlaps the wire. :-(

How else can I figure out where silkscreen pin 41 on the xiol connector on the chipKIT Max32 goes? Boy that one took a lot of manual searching!!!

-- Rich


Tue, 28 Jun 2011 03:31:34 +0000

If you have the eagle files, you can search for names. But a PDF can be quicker/easier to handle. Tradeoffs!

Alan KM6VV

Jacob Christ

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:06:44 +0000

But you don't normally "search" a schematic anyway!

I search my schematics all the time. Especially when you have 15 or 20 page schematics.



Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:20:47 +0000

Anything that complex, then it's for work, and I use Orcad. If a signal goes off the page, there is a page reference.

But Sure! It would be nice to be able to search schematics in PDF form.

Alan KM6VV


Fri, 08 Jul 2011 21:54:56 +0000

One quick way of getting this pin mapping is to open ./hardware/pic32/cores/pic32/pins_arduino_pic32.cxx

Another option is to use a spreadsheet. I did this for my main robot PIC32MX and then copied it to the MAX32 and made subsequent changes. Some fields may not really be needed on the MAX32 copy, but I left them in. This gave me a way of mapping my modules with those modules on certain boards and then mapped to the particular port/pin of the PIC32MX. I've attached the Excel spreadsheet to this post for your reference.

HTH, --Scott

OOPS: can't add spreadsheet file and spam filter on this site is blocking my hosting it. PM me if you need the spreadsheet.


Sun, 10 Jul 2011 01:03:12 +0000

Okay, instead of inserting a formal link, here's the copy/paste version:

Hope this helps, --Scott