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Microcontroller Plug-In Board adds audio to applications.
Press Release Summary:
April 5, 2012 - Designed for MSP430(TM) LaunchPad development kit, Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack includes C553x DSP with total active core power less than 0.15 mW/MHz at 1.05 V, enabling clear audio/voice MP3 encode/decode. MSP430G2452 MCU offers standby power of 0.5 µA and less than 1 µsec wake-up time for low-power applications. With capacitive touch interface, users can control volume, select song titles, and record and playback audio files. LED display, USB 2.0, and SD/MMC interfaces are also integrated.
Original Press Release
Add Crystal Clear Audio to Microcontroller-Based Applications with TI's New Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack for Ultra-Low-Power MSP430(TM) Microcontrollers
Press release date: March 27, 2012
-- C553x ultra-low-power DSP, the industry's lowest total power DSPs with total active core power < 0.15 mW/MHz at 1.05V, enables crystal clear audio/voice MP3 encode and decode.
-- MSP430G2452 microcontroller offers standby power of 0.5uA and <1us wake-up time for a wide range of low-power applications.
-- MSP430 microcontroller capacitive touch interface allows users to control volume, select song titles and record and playback audio files.
-- Integrated LED display, high-speed USB 2.0 and SD/MMC interfaces offer an enhanced user experience.
-- Free capacitive touch library enables capacitive touch buttons, sliders, wheels and proximity sensors on all MSP430 microcontrollers, eliminating the need for developers to create complex touch-sensing algorithms.
-- Supported by a complete OLED user interface and MP3 record/playback software library, easing development. Pricing and availability
The new C5000(TM) ultra-low-power DSP-based Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack (430Boost-C55audio1) is available today for a one-time promotional price of $30 USD for the next 30 days (normally priced at $34.99) in honor of TI's 30th anniversary of digital signal processing innovation. Customers can immediately place orders at www.ti.com/C55audio1estore. Developers can also take full advantage of the C553x ultra-low-power DSPs, starting at $1.95 in quantities of 1,000 units, and the C5535 eZdsp(TM) development kitfor $99. TI's Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack live at DESIGN West 2012 Visit TI in booth 1320 at DESIGN West 2012 in San Jose, Calif. on March 26-29 to see a demonstration of the Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack. For more information
-- Go to www.ti.com/c55xboosterpacks or ti.com/launchpad
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