Multimedia Board Library

The Mikroe Multimedia Board family offers a number of capabilities similar or superior to those offered by the traditional PIC32 evaluation kit/demo boards portfolio. 

Some of these features require only a customized configuration file (hardware profile, graphics config etc...) others required a little modification of the standard drivers offered with the Explorer16 and PICTailPlus board set.

The following is a list of the library modules that I have assembled over the recent months/years:

  • GraphicsConfig-template.h, a recommended graphic library configuration
  • HardwareProfile-template.h, a recommended hardware profile configuration file
  • MMB.c/.h, contains a few "utils" that are specific to the initialization of the MMB boards, their display backlight and other unique features (accelerometer, temperature sensor, joystick or touch screen input, flash memory...)
  • LCDTerminal.c/.h, an emulation module that transforms the QVGA display in an alphanumeric terminal. Can be used to replace the Explorer16 display in several basic (MAL) demos 
  • LCDTerminalFont.c, provides a basic mono-spaced font for the QVGA display
  • SerialEEPROM.c/h, replaces the EEPROM drivers used on Explorer16 and other starter kits (typically provided in the MAL)
  • SerialFlash.c/h, replaces the Flash drivers used on Graphic expansion boards and other starter kits (typically provided in the MAL)
  • SimpleUART.c/h, replaces the UART module used in some of the MAL demos
  • TouchScreen.c, an optimized version of the Graphic Library (MAL) touch screen driver

Download

  1. I recommend that you download the MMB library (see link below) and unzip it in a directory at the same level (but outside) of your project directory as usually recommended for the /microchip (MAL) library (revision 2.0).
    Then add the new include path to MPLAB (x) project options.
    The resulting directory structure should look as follows:

    /myprojects
    /microchip
    /mmb
    /project1
    /project2
    /project3
    /...
    This is the zipped file containing all the source files of the MMB lib.

    MMB.zip

  2. If you plan on using the latest MAL revision containing the Graphics Lib (3.0x) you will need to replace the hardware profile and graphics config files with the following files:

    HWProfile 3.x