NXP Accelerates MFi Accessory Development With Digital Audio Streaming Device

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Industry’s first ASSP for Apple® audio accessories using Lightning connectors.


NXP MFA100 digital audio streaming development kit for MFi accessories

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today introduced the MFA100 digital audio streaming device – the industry’s first application-specific standard product (ASSP) for MFi accessories (Made for iPod®, iPhone® and iPad®) using Lightning™ connectors. A development kit featuring the MFA100 – an IC designed specifically for digital auto streaming applications – is now available via the Avnet MFi Procurement website for $59.00. With the MFA100 development kit, MFi licensees can quickly design audio streaming accessories such as audio docks, headphones and FM modulators using the compact 8-pin Lightning connector, which replaces the previous 30-pin connector.

The MFA100 device handles USB to I2S audio streaming; battery charging of iPod, iPhone and iPad; and up to 14 remote control button functions.

“Lightning connectors offer a significant improvement over the previous generation, both in terms of size and flexibility. The MFA100 digital audio streaming development kit enables audio accessory designers to quickly incorporate Lightning connectors into their products, taking advantage of NXP’s expertise in both interface and mobile audio technology,” said Dave French, executive vice president of R&D and general manager, Portable and Computing business unit, NXP Semiconductors. “We are committed to delivering reliable, high-quality solutions to MFi developers and manufacturers.”

The MFA100 is the first NXP device specifically designed for MFi end products, with additional devices planned for release before the end of the year.


About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012. Additional information can be found by visiting http://www.nxp.com.

Note to editors: Apple, iPod, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Lightning is a trademark of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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