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.
Gemalto announced the Cinterion Concept Board for developers. The new board helps Java developers quickly get started creating applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). According to the company, the Cinterion Concept Board is the easiest and most cost effective way for anyone with an interest in M2M and the IoT to create solutions like remotely controlling the temperature of home thermostats. The Cinterion Concept Board will be available this month and can be pre-ordered now.
Texas Instruments announced their MS320C6748 DSP development kit. The TI C6748 DSP kit is ideal for real-time analytics applications such as fingerprint recognition and face detection. The C6748 DSP development kit is also ideal for other digital signal processing applications, such as audio and communications. The TI C6748 DSP development kit is available for $195. The C6748 SYS/BIOS Software Development Kit (SDK) is pre-loaded with the C6748 StarterWare software package.
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 and Powercast introduced the Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors featuring PIC microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology. The kit features a 3-watt Powercaster transmitter power source, two P2110 Powerharvester receiver evaluation boards, two custom-designed wireless sensor boards, the XLP 16-bit Development Board pre-loaded with jointly developed application software, and an IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver. The included transmitter can wirelessly power sensor devices from more than 40 feet away. The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors is available now for $1250.
Emerson Network Power introduced the Embedded Development Kit (MATXM-CORE-411-WR). The Embedded Development Kit includes an Emerson Network Power MicroATX motherboard based on the Intel Core i7 processor with optimized trial versions of Wind River’s operating systems, development tools, embedded hypervisor and graphics software. Included in the Embedded Development Kit is a LiveUSB flash drive containing a host image and a configurable target image. Each kit also includes cables, a comprehensive startup guide, sample projects and tutorial videos.
The Witech OK6410 ARM11 development kit features the Samsung S3C6410 microprocessor (clocked to 667MHz), 256MB DDR ram, and 1GB NAND Flash. The OK6410-CORE targets industrial control equipments, vehicle navigation devices, multi-media terminal, and consumer electronic devices. The Witech OK6410 supports Embedded Linux, WindowsCE, Android, VxWorks, and uCos/II. An ARM11 SoM (System on Module) is connected to the OK6410 carrier board by a 320p gilded anti-oxidative connector. Once programmed, the SoM can be detached from the carrier board and inserted like a big chip into test beds, prototypes, and production units for OEM deployment.
Microchip Technology introduced the PICDEM Inductive Touch Development Kit, which is an evaluation and development platform for Microchip’s Inductive Touch technology. The PICDEM Inductive Touch Development Kit features a fully-developed inductive-touch board, complete with embossed metal front panel, source code, schematics and a diagnostic software tool that enables designers to evaluate their application. The kit is available for for $69.99.