Electronics Maker https://electronicsmaker.com Electronics Magazine Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:30:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.13 Stewart Connector Introduces the M12 X-Code Field Terminable Plug https://electronicsmaker.com/stewart-connector-introduces-the-m12-x-code-field-terminable-plug Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:30:17 +0000 https://electronicsmaker.com/?p=57898 Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and world class manufacturer of high-speed connectors used in data communication applications announces the release of the M12 X-Code Field Terminatable Plug, targeting environments where rugged connectors are needed to power and communicate with equipment widely found in today’s manufacturing environments.
The industry standard M12 X-Code design features eight positions to enable Ethernet connectivity and data transmission. The new M12 X-Code Field Terminatable Plug is part of Stewart Connector’s extensive range of modular plugs that are designed to support Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBase-T) transfer rates. The M12 X-Code Field Terminatable Plug is IP67 rated when mated, further extending Stewart Connector’s Ethernet connectivity offering for industrial and harsh environments.
Stewart Connector’s M12 X-Code plug is an IDC termination style to provide termination without the need of specialty tooling. The IDC type termination is an ideal feature for termination in the field by providing quick and efficient termination without the need to strip wire insulation and can terminate to both solid and stranded cable. The M12 X-Code Field Terminatable Plug accepts a cable diameter of 0.267in – 0.354in (6.8mm – 9.0mm) and accommodates 24 and 26AWG wire.
As an authorized distributor for Bel, Heilind Asia provides Bel’s products and also value added services. Heilind Asia supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect, electromechanical, fastener/hardware and sensor products.

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To Flex or Not to Flex: That Is the Question! https://electronicsmaker.com/57892-2 Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:14:17 +0000 https://electronicsmaker.com/?p=57892 A cable that is intended to be deployed in flexing applications is, by its very nature, a flexible cable – or is it? Actually this is not necessarily true and although many readers may just see this as a simple case of semantics, the truth is that many flexible cables are not actually suited to environments that subject them to constant bending and flexing cycles.
In today’s competitive world of highly complex electronics, the possibility of cable failure, or any equipment failure, is never an option. There is no acceptable level of downtime and no one can afford to replace expensive machinery years before its predicted lifespan – not when profit margins are razor thin and competition is breathing down your neck from all four corners of the world.
Still, cables fail and systems go down. Why?
In this article, let’s discuss the differences between a flexible cable and one that is designed for constant flexing. Let’s also look at why making the simple assumption that a flexible cable will perform in an extreme flexing application could be a costly mistake.
Flexible or flexing?
Far from being a matter of semantics, there is a big difference between flexible and flexing cables. The ability of a cable to be bent and routed in order to create a clean and tidy dressed installation is, of course, crucial. A flexible quality in a cable allows for much easier installation in applications that require the cable to follow a pre-determined path. It also simplifies troubleshooting in the cabinet and/or cable tray. It should also be noted that a round-geometry cable provides a greater reliability when it comes to bending cables as it does not incline itself to preferential axis bending.
With this in mind, routing concerns should lead customers to select a cable with the correct level of “bendability” assuming that once routed and installed, the cable will then be static during the life span of its service. If this is the case, then it would be safe to say that a standard cable with a good degree of “bendability” would suffice in this environment.
However, in many manufacturing and material handling applications cables are exposed to constant flexing during their operation. The ability to withstand millions of flex cycles is something far more complex than simple flexibility and comes with its own set of unique considerations.
So, how to specify the correct flexing cable?
The first stage is to consider the type of flexing likely to be encountered by the cable. Is it single axis, torsional or multi axis? Each requires a specific set of cable attributes. For example, single axis control cables, demanding the most extreme performance (up to 14 million flex life cycles), require a flexible cable construction rated for continuous flex operation and may also require continuous flex shielding. In less demanding single axis environments, look for a cable that has a minimum of 1 million flex life cycles and flexing style constructions.
There are four common types of cable flexing movements to consider when designing and applying a high-flexing cable and they are:
• Rolling flex
• Bending flex or “tic-toc”
• Torsional flex
• Variable/random motion flex
Different cable construction methods and materials are used depending on the cable flexing movement. For example: torsional cables will have a different lay length and cabling method from a rolling flex cable. The performance of a cable is evaluated using physical test data and statistical analysis to produce what is known as “flex life” and overall system reliability.
An understanding of the cable’s application will allow the designer to choose the correct cable and reliably predict the product’s lifespan and performance. In applications where the cables will be subject to torsional or variable flexing (such as can be found in robotics), it is essential to specify sophisticated cables capable of twisting and random robotic flexing operation of ±360 degrees per meter.
Cables today are often required to perform under incredibly severe flexing situations. One such situation is cable or C track installations which experience continuous flexing – linear motion. Cables that are designed to withstand this type of arduous life employ unique manufacturing properties and materials. This is because one of the key factors in cable failure in flexing environments is the breakdown of the jacket materials, and particularly the shielding, as it is exposed to the differences in bend radiuses on the inner and outer surfaces.
As there were no readily available flex test machines that would adequately quantify cable performance under accelerated conditions of continuous flexing-linear motion, Alpha Wire developed and built their own testing machine which is still in use ensuring that its cables are able to meet the rigors of harsh flexing environments.
This machine is capable of providing accelerated cable track motion for a protracted period of time and has been used to test numerous continuous flexing-linear motion cables. Operating at a fixed 17 cycles per minute, or 1,836,000 cycles per month, the only variable is the bend radius of the C tracks in which the cables are installed. It has four tracks into which cable is installed. Two tracks use a 4.5-inch radius while the remaining two have a 6-inch radius. Under test, the conductors within each cable are electrically interconnected to each other, in series, and to a counter that registers a single count for each completed cable flex cycle. This continues until one of the conductors in the cable breaks. This constitutes a failure and causes the counter for the sample to cease counting. A cable is also deemed to have failed if there is any visible cracking or splitting of the outer jacket.
Although there is no way, at this time, to relate flex test performance to cable life, Alpha Wire believes that its test protocol is significantly more severe than most real-world C track installations seen today.
Perhaps the best way to illustrate the importance of correctly specifying the correct cable is to use a real-life customer application as an example.
The customer was a well established automobile assembly plant that had just purchased a number of paint-robots to automate the paint spraying process. When the robots were first put into service during the engineering performance and validate performance runs, the robots were failing during the first few days. Following several attempts and closer inspection, the failures were attributed to repeated cabling failures (they were not Alpha Wire cables!).
At this stage, Alpha Wire was called in to look at the issues surrounding the installation and discuss the situation. The engineers analyzed the failures, reviewed the robots’ movements and consulted with the plant personnel who were involved with the equipment to determine the exact problems and thus what would be required from a cable to prevent these problems from reoccurring.
There were a number of problems that could be identified, but by far the most problematic was their use of a cable recommended, but obviously not tested, by the robot manufacturer – a basic flexible cable!
The cable had done a fine job of contouring easily around cabinet corners and dress-out in an installation which always looked clean and aesthetically pleasing. However the cable was not able to continually flex in any plane, meaning that it simply failed after a short while. The problem was solved by designing and building a tailor-made flexing cable to meet the very specific system requirements of the customer’s extreme application. The new cable was installed on a single robot to test and then rolled out across the rest of the systems. The net result is that the robots have now been running for nearly two and a half years with no cable replacements required.
Conclusions
Understanding exactly what will be required from a cable during its lifespan enables designers and system builders to be sure that any system failures will not be caused by the cable. However, knowing which cable is right for any given application is not always as straightforward as it seems. Cable companies need to address this by making the process of specifying the correct cable type from the outset as easy as possible.
In summary, specifying the correct cable from the outset reduces the risk of cable failure and ensures that productivity and performance are protected. With this in mind, the question “to flex or not to flex” becomes a critical decision!
As an authorized distributor for Alpha Wire, Heilind Asia provides Alpha Wire’s products and also value added services. Heilind Asia supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect, electromechanical, fastener/hardware and sensor products.

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Robots and Cable: More relatable than you think https://electronicsmaker.com/57881-2 Sun, 05 Apr 2020 07:20:19 +0000 https://electronicsmaker.com/?p=57881 When you think of a robot what do you envision? Automated arms, a bad dance move, a scene out of I Robot? Regardless of what you picture, cable probably doesn’t cross your mind.
Cable selection for robotic applications is often an afterthought. But in reality, cable and wire are the lifelines of the robot. Cable and wire are vital for power and sending control signals and data to and from robotic applications. When choosing a cable for your robotics application it’s important to understand the physical forces that will be acting on your cable and overall system. 3 different types of force include:
• Static – push & pull motions or gravitational influence (vertically hanging cable)
• Dynamic – subtle forces from acceleration and deceleration
• Static & Dynamic – systems that incorporate both forces
Once you understand the physical requirements your system needs to withstand, you can define your cable needs based on flexing characteristics:
• Simple flexing – “tic toc” motion, flexing at a single defining break point. The cable has a predefined kink
• Flexing – bending along the entire length, subject to continuous flexing
• Guided Flexing – continuous flex using a guided motion like pulleys. The cable has support elements
• Torsion Flexing – most commonly seen in robotic applications. Different construction than continuous flex cable, good for twisting applications or applications that require rotary motions
As you can see from the above information there are many factors that go in to choosing a cable solution for a robotic application. And often times, a standard cable isn’t always going to be the best solution. Custom cable design is a huge component of cable specification in the industrial robotic industry.

So what does the robotic market look like now, and how does it affect the wire and cable industry? According to International Federation of Robotics, robotic installations will increase 15% yearly from 2015 to 2018. China will double in operational robot stock within in the next 3 years, and currently 80% of global robot sales are in China, Japan, South Korea, USA, and Germany. The growing investment in the industrial robotics market could potentially lead to an increase in opportunities to spec in wire and cable for these applications. Remember, where there are robots there is also wire and cable.
As an authorized distributor for Alpha Wire, Heilind Asia provides Alpha Wire’s products and also value added services. Heilind Asia supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect, electromechanical, fastener/hardware and sensor products.

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Renesas Electronics Enables Rapid and Seamless Out-of-Box Cloud Connectivity Using Microsoft Azure RTOS https://electronicsmaker.com/renesas-electronics-enables-rapid-and-seamless-out-of-box-cloud-connectivity-using-microsoft-azure-rtos Sun, 05 Apr 2020 07:05:57 +0000 https://electronicsmaker.com/?p=57879 Renesas Synergy and RX Microcontroller Kits Leverage Azure RTOS and a Variety of Additional Microsoft Azure IoT Building Blocks to Streamline Device-to-Cloud Design Experiences
02 Apr 2020
TOKYO, Japan ― Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, deepened its collaboration with Microsoft to offer seamless device-to-cloud experience for IoT developers. In October 2019, the two companies began a collaboration to deliver a complete chip-to-cloud IoT solution based on Renesas’ microcontroller (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU) devices and Microsoft Azure IoT building blocks, including Azure RTOS, Azure IoT device SDK for C, IoT Plug and Play, IoT Central and IoT Hub.
“Our Synergy and RX cloud kits combined with Azure RTOS and other Azure IoT building blocks offer MCU customers a quick and secure end-to-end solution for cloud connectivity,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi, Executive Vice President, General Manager IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “We are excited to expand our collaboration with Microsoft and look forward to bringing Microsoft Azure to our MCU and MPU customers, including solutions that will support Azure IoT Edge Runtime for Linux on our RZ MPUs.”
“Integrating our industry-leading Azure IoT services with Renesas’ Synergy and RX microcontroller cloud kits makes it easier for customers to build and bring new enterprise-grade IoT solutions to market quickly,” said Sam George, Corporate Vice President, Azure IoT, Microsoft. “As a result of our collaboration with Renesas, customers will soon be able to seamlessly connect their devices to Microsoft Azure, and we look forward to delivering additional intelligent capabilities in the future.”
The Renesas Synergy™ AE-Cloud2 Kit with Microsoft Azure support will be available online through Renesas and Microsoft in Q2 2020 and the Renesas RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Kit will be available later this year.
To read the Microsoft Blog, please visit here.

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AMPHENOL CUSTOM CABLE INTRODUCES RF CABLE ASSEMBLIES INTO DIGI-KEY ELECTRONICS https://electronicsmaker.com/amphenol-custom-cable-introduces-rf-cable-assemblies-into-digi-key-electronics Sun, 05 Apr 2020 06:49:35 +0000 https://electronicsmaker.com/?p=57876 Limited selection of standard fixed length RF cable assemblies now available to customers through Digi-Key’s online distribution channel.

Danbury, CT – Amphenol Custom Cable (ACC) is proud to announce the introduction of a select variety of standard length cable assemblies into Digi-Key Electronics. These cable configurations feature high quality Amphenol RF connectors and offer customers an assortment of options that are ideal for applications such as IoT, medical, drone and RFID technology.

RF connector configurations that are included in this initial offering include BNC straight and right angle plugs, straight and bulkhead jacks. In addition, SMA straight and right angle plugs, straight and bulkhead jacks. Reverse polarity options are also available. These configurations are designed for RG-58, RG-174, RG-216, RG-142 and LMR-240. All cable assemblies currently offered operate at 50 ohm.

Custom RF cable assemblies are available through QuickBuild RF™, a partnership between ACC and Amphenol RF. This easy to use online interface allows engineers to design custom assemblies, selecting from a broad portfolio of connector and cable options. These cable assemblies are manufactured, tested and shipped worldwide within 48 hours.

About Amphenol Custom Cable

Custom Cable, LLC was acquired in June 2016 by Amphenol, a world leading provider of interconnect solutions for the information, communications and commercial electronics markets. Amphenol Custom Cable (AAC) is a leading manufacturer of fiber optic, copper and radio frequency (RF) cable assemblies used in the development of next-generation technologies. As a supply chain partner, ACC has innovative tools that bring procurement, standards, engineering, and deployment teams together while reducing response time, lead times, and increasing customer satisfaction. The company is headquartered in our 37,600-square-foot, TL9000-certified facility in Tampa, Fla. Markets for our products include: telecommunication, medical devices, Mil-Aero, industrial, autonomous vehicles and IoT.

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Mouser Electronics Extends Global Agreement with Advanced Energy to Distribute Excelsys Power Supplies https://electronicsmaker.com/mouser-electronics-extends-global-agreement-with-advanced-energy-to-distribute-excelsys-power-supplies Sat, 04 Apr 2020 22:26:56 +0000 https://electronicsmaker.com/?p=57872 March 30, 2020 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, announces an extended global distribution agreement with Advanced Energy to distribute Excelsys Technologies products. Through the agreement, Mouser Electronics is now stocking Excelsys low-voltage power supplies.

The Xsolo ultra-compact, single-output power supplies provide 500 W in a convection-cooled chassis or up to 1008 W in an enclosed, fan-cooled chassis. Offering an output current range of 10.5 A to 42 A and an input voltage range of 85 VAC to 264 VAC at greater than 92 percent efficiency, the power supplies are ideal for industrial, communication, and test and measurement applications.

The UltiMod series devices are modular switch-mode power supplies that consist of AC input front ends (powerPacs) and single- and dual-output modules (powerMods). The powerPacs are available in two versions: the UX4, which delivers up to 600 W and can be populated with up to four powerMods, and the UX6, which delivers up to 1200 W and can be populated with up to six powerMods. Typical applications for the UltiMod series include medical equipment, industrial automation and machines, test and measurement, printing, telecommunications, audio, and broadcast equipment.

Mouser also now stocks the CoolX®600 and CoolX1800 modular power supplies. Offering best-in-class conversion and exceptional reliability, the convection-cooled CoolX600 series delivers 600 W of output power at efficiencies up to 94 percent. The devices are designed to meet both medical and industrial global safety specifications at 5000 meters altitude, including in harsh, remote applications subject to input voltage line surge disturbances of up to 300 VAC.

The CoolX1800 series is an intelligent modular power supply platform that delivers 1800 W of output power via PMBus™ digital communications and control. The CoolX1800 offers system designers in the medical and industrial electronics industries increased efficiency and reliability, in addition to a comprehensive feature set and specifications.

XF series low-voltage power supplies provide up to 1000 W in an extremely compact 268 mm × 127 mm × 1U design. The XF family features plug-and-play architecture for maximum flexibility, allowing custom-power-solution configuration in less than five minutes. Offering up to 12 isolated outputs, the XF platform can provide output voltages up to 348 VDC in harsh industrial, test and measurement, communications, fixed and mobile radar, and military electronics applications that require off-the-shelf solutions.

As an authorized distributor, Mouser Electronics is focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies, giving customers an edge and helping speed time to market. Over 800 semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers count on Mouser to help them introduce their products into the global marketplace. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each manufacturer.

To learn more, visit https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/excelsys/.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

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u-blox Acquires IoT Communication-as-a-Service Provider Thingstream https://electronicsmaker.com/u-blox-acquires-iot-communication-as-a-service-provider-thingstream Sat, 04 Apr 2020 22:19:09 +0000 https://electronicsmaker.com/?p=57865
  • Bolsters u-blox’s services portfolio with the addition of a complete and comprehensive IoT connectivity solution for customers and accelerates path toward achieving unique silicon-to-cloud differentiation.
    Thalwil, Switzerland – April 1, 2020 – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies, today announced it has acquired IoT Communication-as-a-Service provider, Thingstream. (https://thingstream.io/) Thingstream provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for global IoT connectivity using the industry standard MQTT protocol. The product is offered “as-a-service” which provides predictable cost and on-demand scalability for customers.
    MQTT, short for message queuing telemetry transport, has become a widely used data transfer protocol in the Internet of Things, along with MQTT-SN, which is tailored to the needs of sensor networks. Designed for constrained environments characterized by low power and bandwidth requirements, MQTT transmits messages from one device to one or many others via a broker. To achieve reliable machine to machine communication, users can set the quality of service to the specific requirements of their applications. Thingstream’s MQTT Anywhere service offers data transfer across 600+ telecom carriers in 190 countries without necessitating a cellular data plan by transmitting MQTT-SN messages over 2G, 3G, LTE, and LTE-M networks.
    “The acquisition of Thingstream and its platform accelerates u-blox’s entry into a new dimension of our services business, the IoT Sphere, which will provide customers with a reliable, smart and secure solution to connect sensor data to their cloud enterprise,” said Thomas Seiler, CEO of u-blox. “Our customers can focus on scaling their business rather than the complexities of acquiring and establishing a connectivity platform and maintaining the data flow management.”
    Simplifying cost of ownership and management of an end-to-end solution that is reliable and secure is crucial for the success of any IoT solution. The integration of Thingstream and its platform will drive further momentum in u-blox’s roadmap for delivering to customers the most robust service offering in the market, exemplified by improved functionality, secure connectivity and full lifetime support – in short, to make wireless communication and location easy.
    The addition of Thingstream’s high-performing team of 26 qualified staff will bring decades of experience in telecom services and IoT, augmenting u-blox’s functional teams in R&D and sales and marketing.
    u-blox acquired the company for CHF 10 million, plus coverage for some deferred staff retention. The acquisition has been successfully closed.
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    Siemens connects healthcare providers and medical designers to produce components through additive manufacturing https://electronicsmaker.com/siemens-connects-healthcare-providers-and-medical-designers-to-produce-components-through-additive-manufacturing Sat, 04 Apr 2020 22:14:45 +0000 https://electronicsmaker.com/?p=57864
  • Siemens opens its Additive Manufacturing Network to enable the efficient execution of design and printing requests by doctors, hospitals and suppliers of medical equipment in response to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Siemens’ designers and engineers are a part of the AM Network to answer design requests
  • Designers, engineers and service providers with 3D printers can offer expertise through the AM Network
  • In response to the ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Siemens is making its Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network along with its 3D printers, available to the global medical community to speed design and production of medical components. The AM Network connects users, designers and 3D-print service providers to enable faster and less complicated production of spare parts for machines like ventilators. The Siemens AM network is available globally and covers the entire value chain – from upload and simulation to checking the design up to the printing process and associated services.

    Starting today doctors, hospitals and organizations in need of medical devices as well as designers and service providers with medically certified printing capacities can register for free access to the Siemens AM Network. “Having worked on Additive Manufacturing for years, we offer AM solutions along the entire value chain and can print 3D parts quickly according to acute demands. To help fight COVID-19, we have opened our AM Network for hospitals and other health institutions needing spare medical parts to efficiently manage their design and printing requests”, said Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Siemens Digital Industries.

    Siemens’ designers and engineers are a part of the AM Network so they can answer design requests and help convert designs into printable files. Afterwards, these components can be printed via medically certified 3D printers of partner companies that are also part of the AM Network. In addition to numerous 3D printers from partner companies, Siemens’ 3D printing machines are also connected to the network and if suitable, will also be used to locally print components and spare parts for medical devices. Printing capacities from additional service providers can easily be added to the AM Network.

    Siemens connects healthcare providers and medical designers to produce components through additive manufacturing

    This press release and a press picture are available at www.sie.ag/3dwzlpy

    For further information regarding Additive Manufacturing, please see https://sie.ag/2UCg7Gq

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    “ADI is committed to doing everything we can to ensure supply and expedite shipments of our healthcare products that populate the critical medical equipment being used in the front line of the fight against COVID-19. We are also leveraging our domain expertise in partnership with biosensor companies, research hospitals and the international Open Source Ventilator project to deliver breakthrough technology and provide design assistance where it is needed most,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. “Our team is proud to support the courageous members of the medical community, who are working so hard to get us through this, and the patients that are acutely affected by COVID-19 around the world.”

    To address the increased needs of our healthcare customers, ADI is taking the following actions:

    • Analyzing order backlog daily to identify and prioritize customers who are manufacturers of critical medical equipment as the supply environment becomes increasingly difficult for them.
    • Dedicating manufacturing lines to increase production of healthcare components to meet the higher demand for these products from healthcare customers.
    • Providing manufacturing teams with protective equipment, social distancing guidelines and clean workplace practices to ensure their health and safety.
    • Working with local governments worldwide to ensure ADI’s facilities or subcontractors’ facilities remain in operation so they can continue producing this essential healthcare technology.

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact around the world. ADI is committed to doing its part to advance the health and safety of its team members, customers and the public at large.

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    Now at Mouser: Pimoroni’s Diverse Collection of Breakout Boards for Raspberry Pi https://electronicsmaker.com/57855-2 Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:34:24 +0000 https://electronicsmaker.com/?p=57855 April 2, 2020 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, stocks a variety of breakout boards from Pimoroni designed to enable additional functionalities for Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards. The Pimoroni breakout boards offer useful functions such as audio output, sensors, and motor control.
    Pimoroni breakout boards for Raspberry Pi, available from Mouser Electronics, include the PIM476 1.3” SPI color LCD breakout board, PIM480 SGP30 sensor breakout board, and PIM479 DRV8830 breakout board. The PIM476 LCD breakout board offers a crisp and bright display with excellent viewing in-plane switching (IPS) angles. The board runs up to 50 FPS, is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi and Arduino, and features reverse polarity protection.

    The PIM480 SGP30 sensor board is based on the Sensirion multi-pixel gas sensor SGP, which measures total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) and equivalent carbon dioxide (eCO2) in indoor environments. The sensor board features reverse polarity protection, minimal drift through time, and Raspberry Pi-compatible pinout.

    Mouser also stocks the Pimoroni PIM479 DRV8830 breakout board, an H-bridge DC motor driver with a configurable current limit of 0.2 A or 1.0 A. The breakout board — which incorporates a Texas Instruments DRV8830 brushed DC motor driver — is bi-directional and speed-controllable, and incorporates four different I²C addresses that can be used simultaneously.

    To learn more about all of the Pimoroni breakout boards for Raspberry Pi and Arduino, visit https://www.mouser.com/new/pimoroni/pimoroni-breakout-boards/.

    As an authorized distributor, Mouser Electronics is focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies, giving customers an edge and helping speed time to market. Over 800 semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers count on Mouser to help them introduce their products into the global marketplace. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each manufacturer.

    With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

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