Microchip PIC24F Accessory Development Start Kit for Android

Microchip Technology introduced their Accessory Development Starter Kits for Android. The starter kit is a standalone board used for evaluating and developing electronic accessories for the Google Android operating system for smartphones and tablets. The Microchip PIC24F Accessory Development Starter Kit For Android consists of the 16-bit PIC24F PIC MCU-based development board and a software library. The PIC24F starter kit is available now for $79.99. The PIC32 starter kit will be available in the third quarter of 2011 for $79.99. The software library (works with both kits) is also available now via a free download.

Microchip Technology Accessory Development Starter Kits for Android

Microchip PIC24F Accessory Development Start Kit Features

  • Standalone board used for evaluating and developing electronic accessories for Google’s Android operating system
  • 16-bit PIC24F PIC MCU-based development board
  • Free software library includes a sample application protocol and an abstraction layer
  • Development board features a USB connector, an on-board debugger, a programming user interface and standard Arduino connectors, for use with a host of third-party “Shield” expansion daughter cards
  • Type A USB connector
  • User interface buttons
  • LEDs and potentiometer
  • Device charger circuitry up to 500mA
  • Arduino footprint compatible for prototyping
  • Supports Android versions 2.3.4, 3.1 and later
  • Includes new framework that enables apps to communicate directly with an accessory connected to a smartphone or tablet, via USB
  • Enables the fast and easy development of Android smartphone and tablet accessories based on Microchip’s large portfolio of 16-bit and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers
  • Includes schematics and gerber files for the development boards
  • Example accessory applications include: automotive (car kits, audio, GPS), home (audio docks, remote controls, data backup), fitness/health (glucose meters, fitness equipment), business (credit-card terminals, projectors)

More info: Microchip Technology