Monday, March 14, 2011

NXP Promoting I2C Bus Chips With Giveaway

NXP Semiconductor is asking for video entries in a promotion for it's I2C chips.  Tell them what you would like to do with the NXP I2C demonstration board and you could win one.  There are no videos available yet, but this page will have a gallery of the best entries.  This isn't a general purpose development board, and the retail value is only about $40, but might be worth looking at if you plan on using I2C.  Also, be aware that the PC software to interface with the board is a little old, and support is only listed for windows OSes up to XP.

If you don't want to upload a video, you might still be interested in a free I2C sample kit.  They have kits available for industrial, portable, or computing applications.  For portable applications they list gaming and are promoting Fast-mode Plus (Fm+) I2C-bus technology which is compatible with NXP cortex-M0 ARM processors.