Eindhoven, Netherlands and San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
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.
- NXP MFA100 digital audio streaming development kit: http://www.nxp.com/applications/consumer/MFi-audio-accessories.html
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