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Support for 64pin versions of the chip

Created Tue, 24 May 2011 07:56:15 +0000 by pito


Tue, 24 May 2011 07:56:15 +0000

Hi, as there are 64pin versions of the pic32mx available (e.g. PIC32MX795F512H, PIC32MX695F512H), and people may start to create their own smaller boards, pls be so kind and do consider to support these with relevant core files as well. -p.


Wed, 25 May 2011 02:26:11 +0000


It is my intention to support EVERY pic32 chip there is. If you have one in mind, send me a note. I can add it to the list. The code is specially written so that it will make defaults wisely if an unknown CPU is selected. I also plan on documenting this but here is a first draft

To add a new PIC32 cpu to be able to be used

Add an entry to boards.txt, very straight forward.

Add an entry to avrdude.conf, this is a bit tricky but its still just a text file.

If its a non standard board, then the pin mapping will go in sequential order i.e. pin 0 = Port A bit 0 pin 1 = Port A bit 1 .... pin 15 = Port A bit 15 pin 16 = Port B bit 0

You get the idea.

If someone has a BOARD with a pic32 on it. Send me the specs (or better yet send me a board) and I will add it to the list of properly supported boards.

I will be adding most of the Microchip development boards as well



Wed, 25 May 2011 11:10:49 +0000

Mark, Will these new boards have to have a bootloader? Is it possible to add the option of programming with a PICKit3? This way the code written for, and tested on a UNO32 could then be programmed into a blank PIC32 on a board with an ICSP connector.


Fri, 27 May 2011 18:50:00 +0000

I will be adding most of the Microchip development boards as well Mark



Sat, 28 May 2011 14:30:34 +0000


Yes the bootloader will be needed to be put on the boards and yes you can do that with any of the standard Microchip development tools such as PICKITs and ICDs. I use the ICD-3 with MPLAB-X but others will do as well.

I will have most of the Microchip starter kit boards in the next release (a few days).

If anyone has any other special boards they want to see added, let me know



Sun, 29 May 2011 20:41:57 +0000

The UBW32 is an excellent board. Sold at SparkFun. I've been using it with MPLAB and have yet to find a problem. Very reliable,well made and compact. Ron