Weekly Roundup #48 – New Maker Products // News


AdaFruit, Seeed, SparkFun, DFRobot, DigiKey

I2S Stereo Decoder – UDA1334A Breakout

WR-NMP48p45Over at AdaFruit they have a breakout for the UDA1334 I2S stereo DAC. Logic levels and power can be either 3.3 or 5v and is capable of 96kHz at 24bit resolution.

Beam Pluggable LED Boards

WR-NMP48p46Beam is an end to end pluggable LED matrix that talks I2C back to a 3.3 or 5v micro. You can connect up to 4 of them together to give you 480 LEDs. After that I figure the power demand would be too high.

USB Type-C PD controller IC

WR-NMP48p47If you’re looking to build a board with a USB Type-C connector, I found this chip from STMicro. It’ll manage USB Type-C power sources or devices with a programmable 600mA power switch. Essentially, if you want to power your device from USB Type-C, then get one of these.

Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulators

WR-NMP48p48Over at Pololu there’s a number of step up/down voltage regulators with fixed and variable voltage outputs from variable voltage inputs. They’re all essentially the same board based on the S9V11 series switching regulator, but with different components.