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Part Number: TIDM-LPBP-TCHMP3PLAYER
We are working on a product that will record audio to mp3 files on an SD card. A system comprised of the ICs on the "Audio Capacitive Touch" board (TIDM-LPBP-TCHMP3PLAYER) combined with an MSP430 mcu would fit our requirements and, with all the schematics and documentation available, looks like an attractive solution.
However, from the documentation it is not clear to me if the codec is available for use in a commercial product. We don't need access to the code, a black box, like in the Audio Capacitive Touch board, would be sufficient. The documentation states the following:
I Do If I Have
the SD Card
TI for a replacement
A: The SD card
and the MP3
file is downloadable
due to royalties.
Perhaps this is because of the Fraunhofer patent on MP3? Because that has expired, meaning no royalties have to be paid anymore.
Looking forward to your reply,
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In reply to Jim Teunis:
In reply to Cvetolin Shulev-XID:
Could you please reply to this question? My question is: Is it possible and allowed to take the codec from the Audio Capacitive Touch Boostpack and use it in a commercial product?
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