At Embedded World, under the heading ‘Think. Create. Produce,’ Arrow Electronics is showcasing a range of products and services that can assist members of the maker community in transforming their innovative ideas into production. Start-ups and established companies can all benefit from a suite of online tools that, combined with Arrow’s breadth of suppliers and global logistical capabilities, enable time-to-market to be shortened. Arrow will also be introducing three new products in the 96Boards specification at the show.
Visitors can learn how to benefit from Arrow’s relationship with crowdfunding pioneer, Indiegogo. Working with Indiegogo, Arrow is able to put critical resources in the hands of entrepreneurs, such as components procurement and online design tools, and also to share its expertise in the journey from design to production.
There will also be the possibility to explore the comprehensive mixture of design tools, online engineering collaboration, reference designs and how-to content that Arrow is now making available via its website. Arrow will also demonstrate a free, integrated, cloud-based version of the Cadence OrCAD Capture design solution that makes it easier for design engineers and makers to integrate component research and selection within their design environment. OrCAD Capture Cloud saves significant development time, helping entrepreneurs get their products to market more quickly and cost effectively.
With the Internet of Things becoming an essential element of so many embedded projects, Arrow has developed a range of IoT solutions from individual components through modules, system on module (SoM) units, and more sophisticated proofs of concept. The Embedded World booth will feature a range of community boards together with Arrow’s own development modules including the SmartEverything IoT board, a prototyping platform for M2M applications, and a new entry-level variant of the ARIS IoT hardware and software platform.
Additionally, Arrow will be revealing how it can support companies beyond the edge of the IoT with higher level development, integration and management services. Particular focus will be given to the Arrow eVolve IoT tools and software suites. These cover hardware specification and system integration for IoT, implementation of Cloud data platforms and network maintenance. On display for the first time will be three new products in the 96Boards specification, which defines a series of standardised form factors and a choice of processors to meet different price points. The new boards are named Meerkat, Chameleon96 and SysNet1012.