Distribution

Switchtec expands its range of solid state relays with new distribution deal

Distributor of switching components Switchtec has been appointed as sole distributor for the specialist solid state relays (SSRs) manufacturer Kudom Electronics. The agreement covers the whole of the UK and is with immediate effect. The Kudom range will greatly expand Switchtec’s current SSR offering, particularly in the field of motor control.

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America II Europe looks at significant business expansion in Europe

America II Europe, part of America II Electronics, has moved to a significantly upgraded new premises in Stevenage. The move is a result of a period of significant growth for the company and the new offices will allow America II Europe to significantly expand its operations within Europe, as well as to increase its headcount to meet a growing demand for its ‘blended model’ distribution services.

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SILICA launches ArchiTech with the addition of Hachiko

SILICA, an Avnet company, is launching a new ArchiTech development board that has been designed to offer a low cost streamlined platform for Linux based designs. The ArchiTech Hachiko board is supplied with a Linux kernel optimised for the Renesas RZ/A1H MCU, to work with a small memory footprint together with a BSP (Board Support Package) for the on-board peripherals, minimizing development time.

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Touchscreen display module starter kits enable portable, low power Raspberry Pi applications

RS Components (RS) is making available two touchscreen display starter kits for the Raspberry Pi, which provide a wiring interface and are suitable for creating portable and low power Raspberry Pi projects and applications. The starter kits for the 2.8-inch uLCD-28PTU-PI and 4.3-inch uLCD-43PTU-PI modules have been developed by 4D Systems and provide all the components needed to connect a Raspberry Pi to these new touchscreen displays.

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RS signs global distribution deal with Red Pitaya

RS Components (RS) has signed an exclusive agreement with Red Pitaya, a new contender in the test and measurement arena which was set up with the help of a Kickstarter funding campaign, to distribute the company’s first product: a single board, open instrumentation and control platform which replaces many expensive laboratory instruments.

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New fit-PC3i miniature fanless PC targets signage, surveillance and telecommunications applications

Tiny Green PC has launched the fit-PC3i; based on the tiny, robust, fanless, ultra-low-energy fit-PC3 compact computer, it offers an enhanced graphics performance and connectivity to digital signage, surveillance and telecommunications applications. The fit-PC3i offers all the features of the fit-PC3, enhanced with an on board SIM socket, integrated fit-Headless HDMI plug, dual GbE networking and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) support for the dual HDMI graphics channels.

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Wolfson Audio Card offers high definition audio for the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi owners are now able to use high quality audio capabilities as the inspiration for their latest Pi innovations thanks to the new Wolfson Audio Card available exclusively from element14. The card brings both line-in, line-out headphone and headset support, on-board stereo microphones, and digital audio S/PDIF functionality onto the Raspberry Pi and opens up a wide range of new possibilities such as using the device to create a voice controlled wireless home media network capable of running 24-bit “better than CD quality” music playback.

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XP Power sign global distribution agreement with Digi-Key

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, has announced a global distribution agreement with XP Power, a leading developer and manufacturer of power supply solutions for the electronics industry. XP Power has a reputation for continuously updating their product range to provide leading-edge power supply technology.

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MSC Technologies to distribute Sharp displays

MSC Technologies, an Avnet company, is now an official distribution partner for the Sharp Devices Europe GmbH LCD portfolio. The distribution agreement, which is valid for Central and Eastern Europe, the Benelux countries and Spain, concerns the whole product range, starting from small-format displays of 8.9 cm (3.5”) and extending to 203 cm (80”) panels.

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