Cypress Semiconductor announced the CY8CKIT-023 PSoC Expansion Board Kit For iPhone & iPod Accessories. The CY8CKIT-023 is a development platform for Apple iPhone and iPod accessories based on the PSoC 3 architecture. The Cypress kit leverages the Apple iPhone OS operating system and the corresponding iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit) to provide a two-way communication interface between apps from Apple’s App Store and corresponding accessories. The CY8CKIT-023 PSoC Expansion Board Kit For iPhone & iPod Accessories is now available to Made for iPod licensees.
The Cypress CY8CKIT-023 PSoC Expansion Board Kit enables highly-integrated modular design of functions such as capacitive touch-sensing and LCD segment drive for iPhone and iPod accessories such as audio docks and speakers, chargers and automotive products.
The PSoC Expansion Board Kit For iPhone & iPod Accessories features a plug-in board that connects to the CY8CKIT-001 PSoC Platform Development Kit, enabling PSoC to communicate with the iPhone and iPod. The kit helps developers to record to and play from an iPhone or iPod with a microphone input and speaker output on the plug-in board. The CY8CKIT-023 also shows how PSoC’s capabilities can power CapSense capacitive touch-sensing buttons and sliders for playback control as well as drive an LCD to display metadata from multimedia.
The CY8CKIT-023 PSoC Expansion Board Kit includes an iPhone app and a PSoC project example to demonstrate communication between iPhone apps and accessories. Cypress plans to release additional plug-in boards that each interface to a variety of electronic sensors and actuators and perform various application functions such as audio processing, Controller Area Network (CAN), high precision analog sensors, and QVGA graphics.
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