chipKIT® Development Platform

Inspired by Arduino™


Created Mon, 28 May 2012 10:44:30 +0000 by caroper


Mon, 28 May 2012 10:44:30 +0000

I got some samples of the PIC32MX150F128 in the SPDIP Package.

I am very impressed, I had one up and running on a breadboard in only a few minuets.

I have created a beginners tutorial about them over on the EEVBlog and the more I play with them the more I think theses chips have a great potential for getting hobbyists working with the 32Bit Pics.

I have published the breadboard layout and am busy designing a beginners development board around them and it occurred to me that I may be able to make it compatible with MPIDE.

This could be a daunting but useful undertaking so, before reinventing the wheel, I thought I would ask here if the Team has any plans to support the MX1xx/2xx family?

I would hate to go ahead only to find that the official support requires a total redesign of my board because different choices were made on things like PPS.

Has anyone else considered or even created MX1xx/2xx support and be willing to share ideas?

Cheers Chris


Mon, 28 May 2012 11:50:06 +0000

Great job!

Unfortunately, Microchip doesn't ship samples outside the US, so I can't test the SPDIP PIC32 in Europe :( .


Tue, 29 May 2012 01:36:13 +0000

There will be several MX2xx based boards that are chipKIT compatible - Rick and I are working on one right now with some very kind assistance from Keith. Not exactly sure when it will be up for sale, but sometime this summer.

A DIP version, with the code we're working on, would be very easy . . .



Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:31:40 +0000

Where did you get samples?

I looked and all the 28 pin PDIP packages looked to be order only. So I ordered 5 of the ones that support USB OTG. Not a big deal, but I would like to get some samples if they offer them.


Fri, 01 Jun 2012 03:59:09 +0000

I got my sample parts through my very friendly local Microchip sales rep. I've had a great relationship with the local Microchip guys here in the Twin Cities area for the past 14 years - probably because we use a whole lot of Microchip parts at work. :-)



Fri, 01 Jun 2012 07:05:45 +0000

Same as Brian,

We use a lot of the larger PIC32's in a production product so I asked the Rep if he had any in stock. He didn't but forwarded the request and they were in South Africa a couple of weeks later.

Cheers Chris