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Digi-Key – Kit enables accessory development via USB for the latest Android OS (Microchip - DM240415)Jun 26 2012 - Design & Manufacture [More Design & Manufacture Articles]
Microchip’s DM240415 Android accessory starter kit, which consists of two components: a development board and a software library, is now available from Digi-Key.
The development kit enables a standardized accessory framework, which is essentially a new vendor class the USB. It allows for a direct data-path between App and external accessories. This accessory framework is now included in the latest Android version (version 2.3.4 and later).
Users no longer need to customize their accessory interface to enable external applications. Android 2.3.4 and 3.1 Open Accessory Interface support both USB host and device modes on the android device side. Current Android software library includes android application examples which talk to host mode accessories only.More news from Digikey