Mouser Electronics has announced the immediate availability of modules supporting Android Open Accessory development – Microchip Technology’s DM240415 PIC24F Accessory Development Starter Kit for Android and Arduino’s Mega Android Development Kit.
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Microchip Technology has introduced the DM240415 PIC24F Accessory Development Starter Kit which centers on a 16-bit PIC24 development board and contains a PICkit™ 3 In-Circuit Debugger and a royalty-free, no fee licensed software library (available via download) that enables the fast and easy development of Android hardware accessories based on Microchip’s portfolio of 16-bit and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers. To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/microchipdm240415/.
Similarly, the Arduino Mega Android Development Kit (ADK) is based on the ATmega2560 microcontroller board (containing the Atmel Atmega328 MCU). It features a USB host interface to connect with Android based devices as well as 54 digital I/O pins, 16 analog inputs, and 4 UARTs. Together with the ADK download package available from Google, the Arduino Mega ADK forms an easy-to-use open source platform for Open Accessory development.
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