Digilent Inc.

Basys MX3: PIC32MX Trainer Board for Embedded Systems Courses

Enables designers to quickly begin developing and debugging an embedded application

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The Basys MX3 is a development platform for the Microchip PIC microcontroller (PIC32MX370). With an exhaustive set of peripherals, users can create a wide range of embedded systems applications. The board also provides an easy and cost-effective introduction to the PIC32 microcontroller and  MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). A complete set of software libraries are included, allowing users to make simple function calls to all onboard peripherals, greatly simplifying the development process.
With the on-board debug headers and USB programmer/debugger, users can debug their designs directly from MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment, or scope digital and analog signals through Analog Discovery 2 or Digital Discovery.

Accompanied by free and open-source coursework, including 7 in-depth teaching units and 15 complete labs, the Basys MX3 is also a versatile MCU trainer board ideal for teaching introductory embedded systems courses. It covers topics from toggling LED’s motor control to digital signal processing. The coursework is designed for sophomore/junior level embedded systems courses.

Digilent products are warranted to be free from manufacturing defects for 30 days from the date of purchase. No other express or implied warranties are provided.


  • Microchip PIC32MX370F512L Microcontroller
  • 4 MB SPI Flash
  • Onboard FIR-compatible IrDA Module
  • Onboard Audio Input and Output
    • MEMS Microphone with Adjustable Gain
    • PWM driven mono audio output with onboard speaker
  • Onboard Displays
    • 2x16 LCD Character Display with LED backlight
    • 2x16 LCD Character Display with LED backlight
  • Onboard Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver
  • 2 Servo Connectors
  • Analog Input Control (AIC)
  • Two 2×6 Pmod connectors
  • One I²C connector
  • On-board 30-pin debug headers for Analog Discovery / Digital
  • On-board USB programmer/debugger
  • Powered from USB or 5 V external power source
  • Complete set of software libraries to get access to each peripherals
  • 7 free and open-source teaching units complete with 15 labs



Demo/Project Links

3 Target Applications

  • Embedded Systems
  • Motor control
  • General Purpose

Associated Pmods

Overview Pmods by Digilent Inc. sorted after their name, Bus, logic level and specification version.

Pmods are designed to plug directly into Pmod host ports that adhere to the Digilent Pmod Interface Specification. Additionally, the Digilent Pmod Standard lays out guidelines for form factor, communication protocols and access to a target audience through reference manuals, code examples, user guides, and technical support.

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Scope of Delivery

  • 1x Basys MX3 Trainer Board (does NOT include Micro USB cable)


  • Manufacturer: Digilent Inc.
  • Manufacturer's article name: Basys MX3: PIC32MX Trainer Board for Embedded Systems Courses
  • Manufacturer's article number: 410-336


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