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Cypress Accelerates Designs for Apple’s All-Digital Lightning Connector

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 12:52pm
WDD Staff

Cypress Semiconductor (San Jose CA) has announced the availability of a new development kit that speeds design of digital audio accessories for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod products. The CY8CKIT-033A PSoC 3 MFi Digital Audio Development Kit for Lightning includes license-free reference hardware, firmware, and iOS app software, providing the tools to develop MFi (Made for iPod | iPhone | iPad) digital audio accessories that are fully compatible with Apple’s all-digital Lightning connector, which is used for iPhone 5, iPad mini and other new Apple products. The comprehensive reference design enables the quickest path for MFi program licensees to develop consumer products such as speaker docks, headphones and game controllers, as well as music creation devices such as keyboards, mixers, guitar interfaces, microphones, MIDI controllers, and DJ turntables. Features include:

  • USB audio clock synchronization and recovery scheme.
  • Bit-perfect audio with minimal external components at multiple sample rates.
  • Standard intervals up to 24-bit audio, 48-kHz or 96-kHz sampling rate.

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