Distribution

Raspberry Pi’s “Little Brother” launches taking the device into a whole new market

Element14 has announced the launch of the Raspberry Pi Model A board in Europe. Since its launch, in February of last year, the Raspberry Pi has been one of the most successful electronic products on the market, element14 has to date sold over 500,000 around the world. While the new board has a few slight differences with only 256MB of RAM included as standard, no Ethernet connection and only one USB port, it does use considerably less energy.

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MSC Gleichmann partners with Adesto to supply Serial Flash product line

MSC Gleichmann has announced a partnership with Adesto Technologies to supply its Serial Flash product line as well as offer future releases of Adesto products. In October last year, Adesto acquired Atmel’s Serial Flash line, which includes its AT45xxx “DataFlash” and AT25Dxxx/AT25Fxxx “BIOS Flash” memory families, in a move that was seen as a key step towards the company becoming a full-line supplier of premium, non-volatile memory solutions.

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Mouser stocking Freescale’s Xtrinsic 3-Axis digital accelerometers

Mouser Electronics is now stocking elements of Freescale"s Xtrinsic eCompass solution, which includes MMA865x 3-axis accelerometers and MAG3110 3-axis magnetometers. Both devices combine ultra-small form factor in 2 x 2mm package size while offering impressive levels of performance. At 1mm height, the MMA865x accelerometers are 56 percent smaller, in terms of volume than previous Freescale accelerometers, making them suitable for low-profile, space-conscious applications.

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RS Components offers exclusive discount on oscilloscopes from Agilent

RS Components (RS) and Agilent have teamed up to create an exclusive offer aimed at regular users of oscilloscopes. Bandwidth is often the first factor that is considered when purchasing an oscilloscope and up to now, customers with a budget of £500 have been limited to 50MHz bandwidth or a lesser-known brand.

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Gateway expands its stock of electro-mechanical and inductive devices from Wearnes Cambion

Gateway Electronic Components has made a major investment in the stock profile of one of its most successful franchises Wearnes Cambion Ltd. The electro-mechanical and inductive components company has been manufacturing for over 50 years and was founded in the UK in 1961. This investment will increase availability of the Cambion range, helping to reduce lead-times and allow customers greater flexibility to source smaller quantities where required.

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RS Components connects with Samtec to deliver innovative interconnect solutions

RS Components (RS) has signed an EMEA and APAC-wide distribution agreement with Samtec, a manufacturer of connectors and associated products. Within the scope of the agreement, RS is authorised to resell Samtec’s broad line of interconnect products, which comprises three main categories covering signal integrity (high speed), micro pitch, and rugged/power, designed for use in a wide range of board-to-board, cable-to-board, panel and I/O applications.

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CUI Inc and Future Electronics sign global distribution agreement

CUI Inc, a subsidiary of CUI Global, has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, which allows Future to leverage their experience and resources to launch CUI"s product portfolio to a global market and a to a more diverse customer base. CUI said that its decision to go with Future Electronics had been driven in part by the strength of the company’s demand creation programs and its robust field support resources which help improve the reach of its Novum Advanced Power product line as well as its broad portfolio of standard power supplies and board level components.

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Silica to provide industrial customers with powerful open development board

Silica, an Avnet company, is expanding its range of microcontroller development tools by introducing a new ARM-based board for industrial applications. Designed under the umbrella of Silica"s Core ‘n More support programme, Pengwyn is a low cost single-board computer based on TI"s AM 3354 ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor.

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Mouser and Altera sign worldwide distribution agreement

Mouser Electronics has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Altera Corporation, a global supplier of programmable logic ICs. Through this agreement, Mouser will become an authorised global distributor of Altera FPGAs, CPLDs, development tools, intellectual property cores and development kits.

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