EP&Dee is offering you the chance to win a Microchip Accessory Development Starter Kit for Android™ (DM240415) enabling accessory development for Google’s Android platform. The Microchip PIC24F Accessory Development Start Kit for Android™ is a standalone board used for evaluating and developing electronic accessories for Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and tablets.
Specifically, Android versions 2.3.4 and 3.1 and later include a new framework that allows apps to communicate directly with an accessory connected to a smartphone or tablet, via USB. The kits consist of a development board and a software library, available via free download from http://www.microchip.com/get/522D, which enable the fast and easy development of Android smartphone and tablet accessories based on Microchip’s large portfolio of 16-bit and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers.
This starter kit bundles five major components including 16-bit PIC24F Development Board, PICkit 3 In-Circuit Debugger (PG164130), RJ-11 to ICSP Adapter (AC164110), 9V Power Supply (AC002014) and Royalty Free, No Fee Licensed Software Library.
Microchip’s starter kits make it easy for designers to quickly design, develop and debug electronics accessories for this large and growing market. In addition to providing the schematics and gerber files for the development boards, the free software library includes a sample application protocol and an abstraction layer, which enables designers to focus on creating the application. The development boards feature a USB connector, an on-board debugger, a programming user interface and standard Arduino connectors, for use with a host of third-party “Shield” expansion daughter cards.
Example accessory applications include: automotive (car kits, audio, GPS); home (audio docks, remote controls, data backup); fitness/health (glucose meters, fitness equipment); business (credit-card terminals, projectors).
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