Mouser Hosts Development Kit Giveaway at Electronica

Mouser Electronics, Inc. will host a massive giveaway drawing of development kits at Electronica 2016 at Booth 524 in Hall A5 of the Munich Messe exhibition center, November 8–11. Engineers can sign up at http://emea.info.mouser.com/electronica2016-contest to enter to win a high-end development kit from one of 15 key semiconductor suppliers, including Altera, Analog Devices, Atmel,…

Anglia Launches Free Sample Service

Wisbech, UK – Anglia has launched a completely new and unique free sample service giving customers the opportunity to try latest design-in products and supporting development kits at no cost for their new designs. Ezysample is available to all customers with an Anglia Live account, and orders are despatched the same day with no delivery…

Renesas IoT Platform Helps Drive Faster Innovation

Innovation is the name of the game in the world of electronics, particularly for nascent markets like the Internet of Things (IoT). But if a company can’t quickly develop a prototype, test it, and move it into production, it can quickly turn into a losing proposition, resulting in a loss of time, resources, and sales.…

79% of Engineers Use Dev Kits for Production Designs

Chicago, Ill. – Development kits have become instrumental in taking electronic designs through to end products, according to a new report from element14. It reveals that 79 percent of engineers use all or part of their development kit designs in their final production designs, beyond the prototyping and testing stage. Three-quarters also agree development kits are playing…

Farnell element14 Showcases Full Service Capability

Showcasing the full breadth of information, research, collaboration, products and manufacturing services that engineers need to innovate and succeed Exclusive highlights at Farnell 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 Bangalore – At electronica…

element14 Crowdsources the Ultimate Development Kit

Chicago, Ill. – element14 has launched a global design initiative to build the ultimate development kit for engineers and makers. The Dream Board project, live now on the element14 Community, allows users to create and brand their own virtual development kit using an interactive 3-step tool. The project will uncover the components and technologies that today’s engineers are…

Navigating the Dev Kit Market

The development kit will play an important role in changing the electronics industry – for designers, distributors and purchasing professionals alike. In the last year alone development kits were used in 45 percent of all designs, according to an element14 survey. Today’s development tools have become so sophisticated, it’s easy to forget they were once…

TI Smart Meter SoCs Enable More Features

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced three-phase metering systems-on-chip (SoCs) for smart electricity meters and portable measurement applications. The MSP430F67641 SoCs include high-performance delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for energy measurement products requiring high accuracy across a wide dynamic range. An integrated 320-segment LCD eliminates the need for external drivers and enables developers to create smart energy measurement…