Chandler, Ariz. - Microchip Technology Inc. offers three new development kits that enable 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 many new accessories that can leverage the infrastructure for iPod and iPhone.
Designers can easily tap into Microchip's portfolio of more than 650 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers. The PIC MCU family includes nanoWatt XLP Technology for low power consumption and long battery life. A host of integrated analog and digital peripherals enable the design of differentiated accessories. All PIC microcontrollers are supported with the unified MPLAB Integrated Development Environment to ease migration between different devices.
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.
For more information on Microchip's development kits, visit www.microchip.com/get/T7DV.