Pinguino Torda (aka Pinguino 47J53B)

Please, meet the New Pinguino Torda.








  • Credit card form factor 85.60 mm × 53.98 mm (3.370 in × 2.125 in)
  • 32 I/O
  • 3 power sources: USB, Ext. Supply (up to 12V) or Battery (from 2.8 to 4V – non-regulated to run low power modes).
  • On-board 5V and 3.3V regulators
  • On-board Li-Po battery charger
  • Automatic switch between Battery, USB or External Power Supply
  • Up to 48 MHz processor clock (8 MHz Crystal)
  • 32768 Hz Crystal (for Real Time Clock and Calendar or extreme low power modes)
  • Microchip ICSP connector to use external programmer
  • USB bootloader obviating the need for a programmer device
  • Charge, power and user LEDs
  • 2xUEXT connectors with Serial, SPI and I2C
  • 4x3mm fixing holes


  • PIC18F47J53 (TQFP44 package)
  • 128KB Program Flash Memory
  • 3800 RAM Bytes
  • 8 bit 12 MIPS core running at 48MHz
  • 9 nA Deep Sleep mode
  • 200nA Sleep mode (RAM retention)
  • 700nA Real Time Clock & Calendar operation in Sleep modes
  • 330nA Watchdog Timer operation in Sleep modes
  • Integrated full speed USB 2.0
  • Deep Sleep mode ideal for battery applications
  • Peripheral Pin Select for mapping digital peripherals to various I/O for design flexibility
  • Hardware RTCC provides clock, calendar & alarm functions
  • Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) supports capacitive touch screens (8 CTMU pins)
  • 3 Enhanced Capture / Compare / PWM modules (7 PWM pins)
  • 2 SPI and I2C™ communication modules
  • 2 Enhanced USART (Serial) modules
  • 8-bit Parallel port
  • 3 analog comparators
  • 13 ch, 12-bit ADC
  • Self programming Flash supports 10,000 erase/write cycles and 20 year data retention
  • Operating voltage 2.0 – 3.6V, 5.5V tolerant digital inputs

You can get one on the Pinguino Shop.

New bunch of Pinguino 45K50 has arrived !

We’re glad to announce that we’ve just received a new bunch of PCB’s and PIC18F45K50 !

As a reminder, the PIC18F45K50 is pin compatible with the older 4550 series and is capable of running at 5V. It also features a USB precision integrated oscillator, enabling you to build USB projects without the need of any external oscillator.

The Pinguino 45K50 self is very easy to build and solder.






Links :

Building instruction and useful info : here

You can order a Pinguino 45K50 Kit here

Pinguino IDE v12 on its way

I’m pleased to announce that a new version of the Pinguino IDE should be released soon.
Pinguino IDE v12
Work has been carried out on, among other things :
* Project (multi-file programming) and Libraries manager
* Easy bug report to the developers
* Microchip XC8 support
* PIC16F1459 support
* Better integration between text and blocks programming
Stay tuned for more information 😉 .

Get the latest Pinguino IDE for Windows.

Download (57 MB) and run the new NSI Windows installer (thank you Victor, great work !) for the Pinguino Project and get the latest version of the IDE (Editor and PIC libraries).
All required softwares to run the Pinguino IDE on your system will be automatically installed. Nothing to do.
You will have choice to install (or not) the compiler you want (for 8- and/or 32-bit processors). The installer will automatically install the right compilers based on host system architecture (32- or 64-bit OS).
Please stay tuned and run the installer again to update the IDE.