Microchip Technology introduced the Multimedia Expansion Board and enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit. The Multimedia Expansion Board enables development of highly interactive, graphics-based interfaces with network connectivity. The enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit adds a new board for implementing capacitive touch sensing with the PIC32. The Multimedia Expansion Board (part # DM320005, $249.99) and the enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit (part # DM183026-2, $99.95) are both available now.
Texas Instruments introduced the eZ430-Chronos customizable development environment within a sports watch. The kit enables developers to easily harness the leading integration, ultra-low power, and wireless capabilities of TI’s CC430 microcontroller (MCU). Chronos is designed to provide engineers with all of the hardware and software needed to immediately begin development of wireless networking applications, regardless of programming expertise. The eZ430-Chronos kit is priced at $49.