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Digi-Key circles the world with ARM’s processor tools

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Digi-Key Electronics has expanded its distribution partnership with ARM to include all of Asia. In addition to expanding the reach of the partnership, ARM’s latest Keil MDK Version 5.20 software development kit for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers is also available through Digi-Key. Keil MDK includes the µVision IDE, C/C++ compiler, debugger, Software Component management, and the CMSIS framework. The new MDK-Plus Edition ...

Anglia offers manufacturers affordable buffer stocking

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Anglia Components has introduced an inventory management service which allows UK-based manufacturers  to receive an agreed level of inventory on their regularly used commodity components which are then held on their site. Called Anglia 80/20, the service is being presented as a cost-effective buffer stocking facility, which traditionally has only be available to large volume users. There is no start-up ...

Multi-band UMTS modem has global radio regulatory approval

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Alpha Micro Components is offering a small cellular module supporting 2G and 3G, which has global radio regulatory approval. The SARA-U201 from U-blox is pin and form factor compatible with its other region-specific 2G and 3G variants, such as the 2G SARA-G350, also available through Alpha Micro. Measuring 16 x 26 x 3mm, the 96-pin SARA-U201 provides 5-band UMTS, quad-band GSM. ...

MEMS-based oscillators are tougher than most

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Acal BFi has added a range of miniature MEMS timing components to its portfolio of frequency control products with the signing of a franchise agreement with SiTime. SiTime’s MEMS-based silicon oscillators are designed to provide immunity to noise and resistance to shock and vibration. This makes them good alternatives to conventional quartz-based timing components. According to Acal BFi: “SiTime’s timing ...

Mouser adds Intel IoT partner IEI Technology

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Mouser Electronics has added the product line of IEI Technology, part of the Intel Internet of Things solutions alliance. The IEI Technology embedded computer boards available from Mouser Electronics include the WAFER-BT single-board computer in the PICO-ITX form factor and supports an on-board Celeron system-on-chip (SoC) with DDR3L; VGA, LVDS, and iDP connectors. The HYPER-BT PICO-ITX single-board computer supports an ...

Intel IoT microcontroller on sale at Mouser

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Intel’s internet of things (IoT) microcontroller, the Quark is now available from Mouser Electronics. The D2000 is aimed at applications that require long battery life, such as wearable sensors and RFID tags. The 32MHz, 32-bit microcontroller contains 32kbyte of flash and 8kbyte of SRAM and there are 25 general-purpose inputs and outputs (GPIOs). Designed to process data gathered from sensors ...

Intel signs RS deal to target maker community

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Intel’s embedded development products are now available from RS Components following the signing of a distribution agreement between the two companies. RS will be seen as a route to developers and the maker community for Intel’s Edison development platform and the Compute Stick. According to Rod O’Shea, general manager, EMEA direct and channel sales at Intel, targeting the maker community is ...

Acal BFi sells Tronics MEMS sensors in Europe

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Acal BFi, has signed a distribution agreement with Tronics Microsystems and will sell the French supplier’s MEMS inertial sensors to the European markets. The Gypro series of inertial sensors has a bias stability (Allan variance) of 0.8°/hour. Power consumption can be as low as 25mA. Pascal Langlois, chief executive officer of Tronics, writes: “This collaboration represents a new opportunity to ...

Digi-Key grows its online business in China

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Digi-Key says it has seen strong double-digit growth in China during 2015, and has added a “significant” number of new customers. The online component distributor has been investing in local infrastructure and expanding its product offering in China. It has localised customer service and RMB currency options, which it says have been the driving factors behind growth in the region. ...