Microchip Technology introduced the new PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit, which enables custom application development on the PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) for Bluetooth and USB digital audio solutions. The Microchip development kit includes an interface for use for iPod and iPhone products, and enables expansion to support these devices. The Microchip PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit (part # DV320032) is available now for $199.99. The kit is ideal for developers who want to add high-quality wireless audio to their design.
Microchip PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit Features
- PIC32MX450F256L, 256KB Flash/64KB RAM
- HCI Bluetooth module Daughter Card (QDID Certified Module)
- 16/24-bit, 32-192KHz DAC/Amp Daughter Card
- USB Host/Device audio support
- USB Charging
- 2 inch color LCD Display
- Headphone/Line Out
- Audio Control function
Bluetooth /USB Audio Software Support for:
- Samsung Audio
- Google/Android AOA Audio
- Bluetooth Audio w/ SBC and AAC Decode
- Bluetooth Stack QDID Certified
The PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit includes audio streaming demo code that delivers up to 24-bit, 192 kHz audio and has been tested with over 100 different Bluetooth audio enabled devices, spanning 18 different manufacturers. The Bluetooth Hardware module and the Bluetooth A2DP audio software have been Bluetooth.org certified, saving the developer significant certification costs. The modular design allows developers to swap out the included daughter boards (one for Audio and one for Bluetooth), to create their own custom versions with their preferred audio and wireless solution.
The kit also supports USB Host and Device connectivity, Apple device authentication module interface, a 2-inch color LCD, five general-purpose button switches, 5 LEDs and a Plug-In-Module interface for PIC32 microcontroller upgrades. The PIC32MX450F256 MCU is included which runs at 80 MHz with 256 KB Flash and 64 KB RAM.