PIC32MZ Embedded Graphics with External DRAM (DA) Starter Kit

The PIC32MZ Embedded Graphics with External DRAM (DA) Starter Kit provides a low-cost method for the development and testing of graphics applications with PIC32MZ DA family devices. It can be used as a stand-alone board or mounted onto the Multimedia Expansion Board II or PIC32 I/O Expansion Board. It can also be mounted on a Raspberry Pi using the 2x20 header on the edge of the board. Demonstration projects for this board are included in the MPLAB® Harmony Integrated Software Framework.

There are two versions of this board. They are identical with one exception:

The Crypto version requires extra buyer ID verification steps and may not be available in every country.

This board has an on-board programmer/debugger. No external programmer/debugger (e.g., ICD4) is required.

User's Guide (Board Description & Schematics)


Without Crypto

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With Crypto

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Optional Adaptor


The RJ-11 to ICSP Adapter 2 Board has a 0.050" (50 mil) pitch header. This can be used to connect a faster programmer/debugger (e.g., MPLAB® ICD4 or MPLAB Real ICE) to this starter kit.

Harmony example projects

All example projects included in the MPLAB Harmony software framework are documented in the "Harmony Help" file under "Volume I: Applications Help". To find all projects that use this specific board, search the "Harmony Help" file for pic32mz_da_sk_extddr. This is the name of the board support package (BSP) assigned to this development board.

There are 14 example Harmony projects that use this starter kit in Harmony version 2.05.01.

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