The VS1002 MP3 IC from VLSI is a great little MP3 decoder. However, it takes some noticeable external circuitry to get it up and running. With this breakout board from SFE, you can get up and rocking out in an afternoon! Once you've gotten proof of concept on breadboard - layout your own PCB with the bare VS1002 IC.
|MP3 Breakout Schematic : Download|