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New starter kit for faster Bluetooth® development with PIC32 microcontrollers, now in stock at RS Components

Feature-rich USB-enabled board with free software makes PIC32 an even stronger choice for wireless-application developers

Taipei, Taiwan, 26 March 2015:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced stock of the new Microchip PIC32 Bluetooth® Starter Kit, helping accelerate development of applications ranging from simple wire replacement to high-performance audio.

The board integrates a Bluetooth radio with a combined 3D accelerometer and temperature sensor, high-output multi-colour LED, three single-colour LEDs, and five pushbuttons for user-defined inputs. In addition to USB Device and Host interfaces, there is also a 16MB SPI Flash, I2S, I2C and UART interfaces, and a PICkit™ On-Board programmer. The board has a 20-pin header for future functional expansion.

The 44-pin 50MHz PIC32MX270 microcontroller powering the evaluation board has 256KB of on-chip program Flash, and provides a low-cost entry point to the Microchip PIC32 family with its high-performance, scalable architecture and best-in-class peripherals.

The kit comes complete with a free Android app, demonstration code samples, and Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) stack to help developers familiarise quickly and begin building applications. The code samples include a temperature display and a demonstration of colour mixing using the multi-colour LED.

The New PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit is in stock now at RS.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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