Basys MX3: PIC32MX Trainer Board for Embedded Systems Courses

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The Basys MX3 is no longer in production. Once the current stock is depleted, it will be discontinued.

The Basys MX3 is a true MCU trainer board designed from the ground up around teaching embedded systems. Featuring the PIC32MX370 from Microchip plus an exhaustive set of peripherals, students gain exposure to a wide range of embedded systems related concepts while using a professional grade tool set. Adoption is made easy by the accompanying free and open-source coursework, including 7 in-depth teaching units and 15 complete labs. The Basys MX3 is a versatile MCU trainer board ideal for teaching introductory embedded systems courses, or for any engineer looking to become familiar with PIC32 and Microchip toolsets.

Also see our associated Basys MX3 Lab Bundle!

 Microchip PIC32MX370F512L Microcontroller
      • MIPS32® M4K® core runs up to 96 MHz using onboard 8 MHz oscillator
      • 512 KB of Program Flash Memory
      • 12KB of Boot Flash Memory
      • 128 KB of SRAM
      • Four Direct Memory Access (DMA) Modules
      • Two SPI, Two I²C, and Five UART serial interfaces
      • Parallel Master Port (PMP) for graphics interfaces
      • Five 16-bit Timers/Counters
      • Five Input Capture Modules
      • Five Output Compare Modules
      • 85 I/O pins
        • 54 pins support Peripheral Pin Select (PPS) for function remapping
 System Features
      • 4 MB SPI Flash
      • Onboard USB UART (USB Micro cable required, NOT INCLUDED)
        • Supports baud rates up to 1.25 MBaud
      • Powered from USB or 5V external power source
 System Connectivity
      • USB-UART Bridge
 Interaction and Sensory Devices
      • 8 Slide Switches, 5 Buttons, 1 Reset Button, 8 LEDs, 1 RGB LED
      • Onboard 3-axis, 12-bit accelerometer
        • Programmable Motion Detection
        • I2C Interface with Programmable Interrupt
      • Onboard FIR-compatible IrDA Module
        • Built-in Remote Control Transmission Function
        • Supports speeds up to 4 Mbps
      • Onboard Audio Input and Output
        • MEMS Microphone with Adjustable Gain
          • Thumbwheel potentiometer for adjusting mic volume
        • PWM driven mono audio output with onboard speaker
          • Thumbwheel potentiometer for adjusting speaker volume
          • 3.5 mm jack for line out connection to external amplifier/speaker system
      • Onboard Displays
        • 2x16 LCD Character Display with LED backlight
        • 4-Digit Seven Segment Display with red LEDs
 Motor Control
      • Onboard Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver
        • Supports up to two 1.5 A Brushed DC Motors or one stepper motor
        • Supports motor voltages up to 11 V
        • Terminal block provides easy connection to motors
      • 2 Servo Connectors
 Analog Input Control (AIC)
      • Thumbwheel potentiometer for varying analog input between 0 to 3.3 V
      • Two wire loops for ground and AIC
 Expansion Connectors
      • Two 2×6 Pmod host ports
      • Terminal block for two DC motors or one stepper motor
      • Two R/C servo connectors
      • One I²C connector
      • On-board 30-pin Analog Discovery 2 connector
      • On-board USB programmer/debugger
        • Program/debug the PIC32MX370 directly from MPLAB / MPLABX
      • 7 free and open-source teaching units complete with 15 labs (link available in the Support Materials tab)
      • Enough content to support one to two semesters of undergraduate embedded systems coursework

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