Fujitsu Semiconductor has introduced a CD-less audio reference design kit for playback of digital audio files in car audio systems. Based on the company's ARM-based MB9G711 SoC and designed for rapid development and prototyping, the kit enables designers to quickly develop low-cost 'CD-less' automotive sound systems.
The kit features decoding and playback of popular audio file formats (including MP3, WMA, Ogg Audio and AAC) as well as support for connectivity options including radio tuner, Bluetooth, USB mass-storage, SD/SDHC Card and iPod devices. Also included are software libraries and application source code, as well as hardware design, schematic and Gerber files.
Key features include:
- Playback via USB memory, SD/SDHC card and MMC memory card
- Apple iPod audio playback via USB
- LCD with 2-line, 16-segment characters
- ±14dB bass and treble control
- AM/FM/RDS tuner support
- 10-band, real-time, audio spectrum indicator functions
- Bluetooth capabilities (A2DP, HFP, PBAP, AVRCP)
The audio reference design kit with the complete board support package (part number: MB9G711CARAUDIOREFKITV2A) is available for $3,500. The MB9G711 SoC is priced at $3.60 each for 10k/year.
Fujitsu Semiconductor America, 1-800-866-8608, FSA_inquiry@us.fujitsu.com, http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/mcu
MB9G711 and Audio Design Kit information page
MB9G711 Fact Sheet (PDF)