Microchip Development Platforms for iPod and iPhone

Microchip Technology introduced three development kits for the rapid design of accessories for iPod and iPhone using Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers. The kits provide examples of the hardware and software required to implement applications, such as digital-audio sound systems, docking stations and a multitude of new accessories that can leverage the infrastructure for iPod and iPhone.

Microchip Technology 16/32-bit PIC MCU Accessory Development Platform for iPod and iPhone

16/32-bit PIC MCU Accessory Development Platform for iPod and iPhone

  • Explorer 16 Development Board and daughter board bundle
  • Accessory development kit for 16/32-bit PIC Microcontrollers
  • Charging circuit for iPod/iPhone
  • Audio/Video expansion capability

Digital Audio Development Platform for iPod and iPhone

  • Enhanced digital audio output
  • Headphone and I2S audio output
  • Programmable user interface
  • Audio/Video expansion capability
  • Board supports PC or MAC

8-bit PIC MCU Accessory Development Platform for iPod and iPhone

  • Accessory development kit for 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers
  • Programmable user interface
  • Charging circuit for iPod/iPhone
  • Audio/Video input and output

Microchip also provides a no-cost-license software library to support the development of accessories for iPod and iPhone. The library allows designers to easily interface their application with iPod or iPhone, which speeds time to market for their end products.

More info: Microchip Technology