element14’s unique full service capability takes centre stage at electronica 2014

Showcasing the full breadth of information, research, collaboration, products and manufacturing services that engineers need to innovate and succeed

 Exclusive highlights at element14’s booth:

  • Demonstrations of the latest development boards from Freescale, Texas Instruments, AMD, ST and Atmel
  • The brand new BitScope Micro dual channel digital oscilloscope for Raspberry Pi
  • Exclusive launch from AMD

element14_logo_It Voice At electronica 2014  Farnell element14 will  showcase a range of new  development kits,  production components and test and measurement products that are set to inspire innovation and support engineers from design through to production. Over 20 new products will be on show on Stand 558 in Hall A5, from leading brands including Freescale, Texas Instruments, Atmel, ST, ADI, AMD, Microchip, Raspberry Pi, XP Power, Tektronix and Weller, as well as exciting new brands BitScope and Robox.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big theme on the Farnell element14 stand, with a range of products that can inspire innovation and support engineers in designing for a connected world. These include:

· RIoTboard –This low cost, fully featured single board computer is revolutionising developments in the IoT space

· Texas Instruments CC3200 Launchpad and CC3100 BoosterPack – a development platform and Wi-Fi device designed to aid the development of faster, easier solutions for the IoT

Farnell element14 will use the show to launch a number of exciting new products including an x86 open source development platform for gaming, digital signage, robotics and advanced DIYers in conjunction with AMD.

The recently launched BitScope Micro will be on display, a full feature dual channel digital oscilloscope for Raspberry Pi, which Farnell element14 will manufacture and distribute exclusively under a new partnership with BitScope Designs. The product is also an eight channel logic analyser, waveform generator, clock generator and spectrum analyser, all packaged into one low cost, lightweight and water resistant test probe.

Farnell element14 will be giving away hundreds of development kits on its stand from a variety of suppliers including Freescale and NXP to visitors to the stand in its ‘Dev Kit Dare’ challenge.

There will also be a Dev Kit Trump card tournament where visitors can play for a chance to win a Robox 3D printer, valued at £850. The first 16 people to turn up to the stand at 4pm (CET) on Wednesday 12th November will be entered into the Tournament and will play in rounds until a winner is found. All participants will take away a limited edition Trumps card box printed by the Robox 3d printer and can stay and enjoy the stand party.

Mike Buffham, Global Head of Product and Pricing, Premier Farnell said: “With new technologies supporting IoT evolving rapidly and traditional boundaries blurring, it has become clear that engineers and purchasing professionals need the distribution industry to be more geared towards what engineers need to innovate and succeed. electronica 2014 is a platform for us to really demonstrate our commitment to working with design engineers through each step of the design process from concept through to manufacture and beyond to maintenance and repair.

“Our stand embodies our unique full service capability, the investments in inventory and pricing models that allow us to better support the low to mid volume production space, and the resources we’ve amassed through our strategic acquisitions of CadSoft, Embest and AVID. By connecting technology, customers and suppliers Farnell element14 is becoming the destination for electronics customers.”

CadSoft will be present on the Farnell element14 stand to demonstrate the latest release of its CadSoft EAGLE PCB design software.

Farnell element14 will also showcase its vast test and measurement range with demos from Weller and Tektronix. Its capability in electromechanical and passive components will also be showcased with XP Power’s ECE60 series AC-DC power supply, believed to have the smallest footprint and the highest power density of any 60 Watt power supply in the industry, as well as with demos from Coilcraft, Epson Toyocom, TE Connectivity and Molex.

electronica 2014 will see the culmination of the element14 Community’s Forget Me Not Challenge which asked competitors to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring and automation using a core kit featuring popular products: Raspberry Pi, EnOcean Pi, EnOcean Sensor Kit, WiPi and a Tektronix oscilloscope.

Farnell element14 will be running a range of daily challenges and giveaways throughout the show. More information can be found her.

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