Sparkfun to distribute BC127
With SparkFun's new BC127 Breakout Board and Purpleboard Jamboree, customers now have access to new hardware and also software and tutorial to use BC127 advanced features.
Cambridge, 5th February 2014 –Blue Creation announced today that SparkFun will start distributing the BC127 as part of its exciting range of components. Sparkfun produces a breakout board as well as a development kit based on the BC127 at reasonable prices to allow all to benefit from the BC127 advanced and exciting features.
Rafik Jallad, Director at BlueCreation said: 'We're excited to see Sparkfun starting to distribute our leading product BC127. Being selected by this highly qualified team is proof of the competitiveness of our product offering. This should enable an even bigger part of engineers to develop exciting new products using BC127'
Sparkfun has released 2 boards, a Breakout board and the Purpleboard Jamboree Purpletooth. Both can be found here.
The Breakout board provides basic access to all the pins on the BC127 module, along with a six-pin serial header with the same pinout as the FTDI Basic boards, allowing it to connect to boards like the Arduino Pro, Pro Mini, and LilyPad. It also includes voltage regulation, serial data level shifting circuitry, and support for the built-in battery charge circuitry. The Breakout board retails at $49.95.
The Jamboree Purpletooth is a full-function board, designed to provide audio bridge support through the A2DP, HFP, and AVRCP Bluetooth Classic profiles. It includes circuitry for converting single-ended audio inputs and microphones to balanced inputs for the module, and converting the module’s balanced audio output to an amplified single-ended signal suitable for line-input and headphones. The Jambaree Purpletooth retails at $64.95.
BC127 comes as a complete package. It includes the Bluetooth protocol stack, Hands Free (HFP 1.6), Music streaming (A2DP Sync and Source, AVRCP 1.4), Access to Phone Book (PBAP) with Audio DSP algorithm including additional support for echo cancellation, noise suppression, CSR’s aptX, AAC, MP3 and SBC at high sampling rates.
BC127 supports connection to Android ®, iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. BC127 comes with associated iOS and Android SmartPhone sample applications providing an End to End Solution.
BC127 offers the highest audio quality with ability to stream audio and includes a digital interface at a user defined sampling rate or differential analog output with 96dB SNR integrated DAC and -87dB Stereo separation. BC127 Class2 provides 20m range and lowest power consumption with ability to work with Bluetooth Low Energy. BC127 comes in the smallest form factor with a footprint of 11.8mm x 18mm.
BlueCreation is the leading Bluetooth and Wi-Fi consultancy and a provider of wireless modules to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation software and solutions are deployed over a million devices including wireless speakers, headsets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.bluecreation.com. Keep up to date with BlueCreation on our blog at www.bluecreation.com/blog/.