19 October 2012 Microchip unveils latest SMSC JukeBlox WiFi connectivity platform Microchip unveils latest SMSC JukeBlox WiFi connectivity platform Microchip has unveiled its latest SMSC JukeBlox WiFi connectivity platform, which it says will enable a new category of AirPlay compatible wireless audio streaming systems. The platform features the JukeBlox 3.1-AAP software development kit (SDK) and CX875 WiFi module, featuring a new DM875 network media processor and 8MB of SDRAM said to reduce BOM costs by up to 20%. According to Microchip, enhancements to its JB Connect WiFi network setup technology make this JukeBlox technology expansion the easiest and most user friendly solution for designing AirPlay products to date. Improvements to WiFi performance and system boot up times are designed to make WiFi streaming more robust and improve overall user experience. The CX875 WiFi network media module is based on the triple core SMSC DM875 WiFi network media processor which includes an integrated DSP for enhanced audio capabilities. The JB3.1-AAP SDK offers improved application programming interfaces (APIs), along with tools to simplify product development and customisation. Microchip also says the new JukeBlox platform provides seamless support for iOS 6 and iPhone 5. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.microchip.com/ Companies Microchip Ltd This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.