Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first wireless haptic development kit, providing system designers with a fast way to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic effects. The Haptic Bluetooth Kit (DRV2605EVM-BT), featuring Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and a free iOS app to control on-board LEDs for lighting effects, 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, said TI.
System designers can use the Haptic Bluetooth Kit to select and test haptic effects from the Immersion-licensed library for virtually any touch-enabled application, including wearables, portable medical equipment, human machine interface (HMI) panels, and augmented reality. It features the DRV2605 haptic driver for ERM/LRA and a SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541 wireless microcontroller. The kit also includes an LRA and alkaline battery support, which enables designers to mount the board to any surface for quick prototyping and integration, said TI.
A TI Designs reference design enables designers to quickly add haptic technology to low-power wireless systems, such as touch remote controls, smart watches and portable insulin pumps. The Haptic Feedback with Bluetooth Low Energy and iOS App Reference Design (TIDA-00266) includes schematic design and layout files, test results, sample code and complete user documentation, as well as a CAD file for a wrist-worn form factor.
Availability: Available now.
- Haptic technology
- TI’s haptic driver portfolio
- DRV2605 datasheet
- Video to learn more about Haptics technology
- Watch a demonstration of the DRV2605
- Haptics Forum in the TI E2E Community