Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) has introduced a wireless haptic development kit, providing system designers with a way to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic effects. Using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and a free iOS app, the Haptic Bluetooth Kit (DRV2605EVM-BT) enables designers to create haptic sequences and LED patterns for tactile feedback, notifications, and alerts from a pre-licensed library of more than a hundred distinct haptic effects, eliminating wires and the need to design haptic waveforms. The kit includes:
- The DRV2605 haptic driver for ERM/LRA.
- A SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541 wireless microcontroller.
- An LRA and alkaline battery support.
For more information, visit www.ti.com/drv2605evm-bt-pr.
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