The Graphics LCD Controller PICtail™ Plus SSD1926 Board is a demonstration board for evaluating Microchip Technology’s graphic display solution and graphics library for 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers. It is an expansion board compatible with the Explorer 16 development board (DM240001) or one of the PIC32 Starter Boards (DM320001, DM320003). The controller board has a connection for the display boards, such as the Graphics Display Truly 3.2 240x320 Board (AC164127-4).
An Explorer 16 development board (DM240001) or one of the PIC32 Starter Kits (DM320001, DM320003) is required, but only one should be used. An external 9V (AC162039) power supply can be connected through the Explorer 16 or directly to connector, J5. When a PIC32 Starter Kit is used, the setup can be powered via the USB debugger. If your USB is unable to supply enough power, the external power supply should be used. Lastly, a display board, such as the Graphics Display Truly 3.2" 240x320 Board (AC164127-5), should be connected to the display connector. Several board settings can be selected.
- Jumper, JP1, connects an interrupt signal, PEN_INT, from the Display Connector to either signal, RA14 or RA15 (open by default).
- Jumper, JP2, selects the data bus width for the SSD1926 graphics display controller. In the lower position, the data bus is 8-bit and in the upper position, it is 16-bit (8-bit by default).
- Jumper, JP3, selects the chip select line between RD1 and RD11 for the Flash memory (RD1 by default).
- Graphics display controller Solomon Systech SSD1926 supporting 4/8 bit STN, 4/8 bit CSTN, 18-bit HR-TFT, and 9/12/18/24 bit TFT interface
- SD/MMC Card socket, connected to SSD1926 via 4-wire interface
- 16 Megabit (2Mx8) serial flash memory for additional data storage
- Display connector for interfacing with different display boards
- PICtail Plus Interface for connecting to Explorer 16 Development Board
- PIC32 Starter Kit Connector
- Demonstration Board