First PIC32-EMZ64 boards for Embedded World are now testing


This board was made from the design idea to mass production in just few weeks 🙂

The PIC32 microcontroller model was choosen January 21st, so we had 1 week to design and PCB layout the board, 1 week to produce the blank PCB, make stencils, prepare software demo code and one week to setup the assembly line and run the PCBs for asssembly.

Today we got first batch of the assembled boards.


For these who do not remember this board is using the new PIC32MZ2048EFH064 with 2MB of Flash, 512KB RAM, Ethernet, CAN and fast 18Msps 12bit ADC!

On the board you can see:

  • USB Host
  • Ethernet 100Mb
  • Audio input
  • Audio output
  • OLED LCD 128×64 pixels
  • microSD card
  • CAN driver
  • 3x buttons
  • Reset
  • LEDs

all this in compact credit card size format.

At Embedded World in Nurenberg 23-25 of February we will give away these boards but only to registered/approved developers. If you want to take your board at the show please send us e-mail and write what projects you have done, so we can confirm that your board is reserved. Important: we will not give away boards to Embedded world visitors who have no reservation/approval from us in advance.

You can’t visit Embedded World? Do not worry you still have chance to receive free board – just send us e-mail and tell us what projects you have done with PIC or Olimex boards before. We can decide to send you by post one of these free of charge.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. neslekkim
    Feb 12, 2016 @ 17:06:31

    No option to just buy the board?


  2. bal_ayisi
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 18:19:34

    That’s nice, but in errata it says that MCU has serious issues with primary oscillator and Microchip recommends external clock or internal oscillator as clock. This board is using crystal oscillator, could you make it work?


  3. Rob Frost
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 00:25:16

    Looks great, I wanted to ask will initially be the best/supported way to program this board and access its wide range of hardware features ? I also think this would be a great platform for Olimex to have LiteBSD support on (so please send some to Serge over at 😉 ) Thanks and good luck at EW !


  4. Maurizio
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 16:05:42

    The board is very interesting but it has not a I/O connector apart from UEXT. There are a lot of PIC32 pins not connected, why do not bring them outside of the board via a pin header connector ?


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