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Microchip announces Bluetooth audio dev't kit

Posted: 25 Oct 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Microchip Technology  PIC32 MCU  Bluetooth audio development kit 

Microchip Technology Inc. has unleashed the PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit that the company said enables custom application development on the PIC32 MCUs for Bluetooth and USB digital audio solutions. The solution features audio streaming demo code, and delivers up to 24bit, 192kHz audio and has been tested with over 100 different Bluetooth audio enabled devices, spanning 18 different manufacturers, added the company.

The Bluetooth Hardware module and the Bluetooth A2DP audio software have been 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 2in colour LCD, five general-purpose button switches, 5 LEDs and a Plug-In-Module interface for PIC32 MCU upgrades. The PIC32MX450F256 MCU is included which runs at 80MHz with 256KB Flash and 64KB RAM. With such a broad feature-set and flexibility, the kit makes an excellent general purpose development tool, noted Microchip.

Microchip is also releasing the necessary Bluetooth Libraries for the kit that enable multiple audio and data profiles as well as USB digital audio. These include the Bluetooth Serial Port Protocol (SPP)—available for download at, the Bluetooth Audio Suite 1 (A2DP with the standard SBC CODEC support) and Bluetooth Audio Suite 2 (A2DP with SBC + AAC CODEC support).

The PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit (part # DV320032), Bluetooth Audio Suite 1 (part# SW320014-1), Bluetooth Audio Suite 2 (part# SW320014-2) are available for purchase.

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