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Microchip Introduces the PIC32 Bluetooth® Starter Kit
|By Business Wire
|August 6, 2014 08:08 AM EDT
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today
announced the new PIC32
Bluetooth® Starter Kit. The
full-featured kit boasts a PIC32 microcontroller (MCU), HCI-based
Bluetooth radio, Cree high-output multi-color LED, 3 standard
single-color LEDs, an analog 3-axis accelerometer, analog temperature
sensor and 5 push buttons for user-defined inputs. Additionally, a
PICkit™ On Board (PKOB) which eliminates the need for an external
debugger/programmer, USB connectivity and GPIOs for rapid development of
Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP), USB and general-purpose
applications. The starter kit also features a plug-in interface for an
audio CODEC daughter card which is set to release at a later stage to
support Bluetooth audio.
The Bluetooth Starter Kit includes a PIC32MX270F256D MCU for main
processing that runs at 83 DMIPS with 256 KB Flash and 64 KB RAM with a
rich feature set including USB, I2S/SPI, mTouch®
capacitive touch sensing and an 8-bit Parallel Master Port. The kit
reduces software development time by offering a free Bluetooth SPP stack
optimized for the on-board PIC32 MCU for setting up emulated serial port
connections between two peer Bluetooth devices.
The Bluetooth Starter Kit is targeted for low-cost applications in the
consumer markets, such as Bluetooth thermostats and wireless gaming
controllers. In the medical and industrial markets, applications include
blood glucose meters, wireless diagnostic tools, Bluetooth GPS
receivers, Bluetooth serial adapters and cordless barcode scanners.
“Microchip’s new Bluetooth Starter Kit is an ideal solution for
developers who want to add Bluetooth as a wire replacement for their
designs in consumer, industrial, medical and gaming markets,” said Rod
Drake, director of Microchip’s MCU32 Division. “The kit includes
everything that a designer needs for rapid prototype and development of
Bluetooth SPP designs.”
The PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit is supported by Microchip’s free MPLAB®
X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MPLAB
Harmony Integrated Software Framework. Additionally, the free
Quick Start Package is available today, featuring an Android™
application development environment. It also includes a free Software
Development Kit (SDK) with the application source code and binary for
Microchip’s Bluetooth SPP library. Both are optimized for the on-board
PIC32 MCU, and are available today via free download under the
Documentation & Software section at http://www.microchip.com/get/1AVL.
Pricing & Availability
The PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit (part # DM320018, $79.99) is available
for purchase today.
For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative
or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/1AVL.
To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT
or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.
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About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding
technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more
information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/SUMD.
Note: The Microchip name and logo, MPLAB, mTouch, and PIC are
registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the
U.S.A., and other countries. PICkit is a trademark of Microchip
Technology Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the
property of their respective companies.
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