30 May '17, 4pm

Microchip’s PIC32MZ DA — The Microcontroller With A GPU https://t.co/4DTYAvOsWo

Microchip’s PIC32MZ DA — The Microcontroller With A GPU https://t.co/4DTYAvOsWo

When it comes to displays, there is a gap between a traditional microcontroller and a Linux system-on-a-chip (SoC). The SoC that lives in a smartphone will always have enough RAM for a framebuffer and usually has a few pins dedicated to an LCD interface. Today, Microchip has announced a microcontroller that blurs the lines between what can be done with an SoC and what can be done with a microcontroller. The PIC32MZ ‘DA’ family of microcontrollers is designed for graphics applications and comes with a boatload of RAM and a dedicated GPU. The key feature for this chip is a boatload of RAM for a framebuffer and a 2D GPU. The PIC32MZ DA family includes packages with 32 MB of integrated DRAM designed to be used as framebuffers. Support for 24-bit color on SXGA (1280 x 1024) panels is included. There’s also a 2D GPU in there with support for sprites, blitting, alpha blending, li...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/05/30/microchips-pic32mz-da-the-...

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