Providing the ingredients for the development of 24-bit audio/speech apps with record, playback, and mixing capabilities, Microchip’s 32-bit microcontroller (MCU)-based development kit includes an audio development board for PIC32 MCUs. It features an 80 MIPS PIC32 MCU, 24-bit Wolfson audio codec, two-inch color LCD Display, USB interface, and an onboard microphone. Support is via the company’s free software libraries. Target applications include docks for portable audio players, home-entertainment systems, and automotive sound systems. Price for the Audio Development Board for PIC32 MCUs (part # DM320011) is $149.99. MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC., Chandler, AZ. (888) 628-6247.