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Reader O f f er To win: 12 Raspberry Pi ‘Wireless Inventors Kits’ Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturer Ciseco has launched the Raspberry Pi ‘Wireless Inventors Kit’ (RasWIK), featuring 88 pieces to provide everything a Pi owner needs to follow a series of step-by-step projects or to create their own wireless devices, without the need for configuration or even writing code. RasWIK has been designed to be highly accessible, demystifying the dark art of wireless and enabling anyone with basic computing skills to begin building wireless devices with a Raspberry Pi. You can create anything from a simple traffic light, to a battery monitor, or even a temperature gauge that sends data to the Xively IoT cloud so billions can access the data. RasWIK components are plug-in and play, removing the need for any soldering. The kit includes a wireless module for the Pi, an SD card with starter software and a fully-configured preinstalled Pi operating system, a wireless Arduino-compatible development board and additional electronic components, including LEDs, a sounder and connectors. Ciseco’s radio technology and the Lightweight Local Application Protocol (LAP) makes communicating with remote devices as easy as sending a text message or tweet. Ciseco http://shop.ciseco.co.uk/ Check the reader offer online at www.electronics-eetimes.com Compact Coriolis flow meter addresses plant engineering The Sitrans FC410 is the currently smallest and lightest Coriolis flow meter at the market, claims vendor Siemens. At the same time, the sensor offers a high accuracy of 0.1%. With dimensions of just 265 x 280 x 90 mm and a weight of only 4.6 kg in its most compact version, the FC410 is ideal for mechanical and plant engineering as well as for frame-mounted equipment. Its combination of compact size, high precision, IP67 protection an versatility makes it ideal for deployment in compact high-performance equipment. The new Mini Flow Link (MFL) concept enabled Siemens to integrate the functionality of the measuring transducer in the sensor case. The digital MFL allows significantly more compact designs without added complexity. Thus, the FC410 can be positioned flexibly within very small space without compromising reliability and accuracy. The MFL works at a speed of 10 scans per millisecond and provides besides flow data also data on mass, volume, density and temperature of the respective medium. The proprietary CompactCurve design ensures high reliability thanks to a stable zero point, low pressure loss and high resilience against process noise and oscillations. The Sitrans FC410 is designed for working pressures of up to 100 bar and temperatures between -50°C and +200°C. Sitrans www.siemens.com Multi-radio module ready-to-embed in demanding IoT applications The OWL355 radio module announced by connectBlue is a completely ready-to-embed package for demanding industrial, medical and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, offering multi-radio capability across Classic Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, Bluetooth low energy v4.0 and Wireless LAN (WLAN) 802.11 a, b, g, n with full dual-band support for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands. The OWL355 meets a higher quality level regarding both IPC class and AQL standards. Since the OWL355 has pre-calibrated radio parameters and MAC address stored on-board in EEPROM, no trimming or tuning is needed during the customer end-product manufacturing. Together with the open source Linux host driver the module minimizes the work needed to implement wireless technology in a device as it will provide hardware, modular radio type approval, EMC certification, Bluetooth qualification, wide range of certified antennas and offers extremely long life cycle. Other popular features for demanding industrial and medical wireless applications include solder castellations for visual inspection, an extended operating temperature range from -40 to +85°C, WLAN SDIO or SPI host interface and Bluetooth UART host interface. connectBlue www.connectblue.com Wireless data logger reports on five different measurables remotely At only 57x35x17mm, the MSR145WD universal data logger from MSR Electronics GmbH can accurately report on temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, 3-axis-acceleration and light, and communicate the measured values at programmable intervals to any Bluetooth-enabled device. With its 10m range, the BLE wireless radio link (Bluetooth 4.0 Smart) is particularly advantageous for applications that require monitoring of measured data from locations that are difficult to access, such as machine rotations or climate data in a display cabinet. A smartphone app allows users to recall the current and last recorded values at any time, to receive alarm messages via the MSR SmartCloud and, if required, to share data from multiple MSR145WD data loggers with a team any time. Although the unit has enough memory capacity to store over one million measured values, the MSR SmartCloud facilitates the storage of measured data on a server via the Internet, allowing the user to view, print or download the measured values of their data loggers to a PC for a detailed analysis. The MSR SmartCloud can also notify the user of incoming alarms via text messages and e-mail. For a compact representation of data and graphic charts, the MSR145WD is equipped with a 96x64 pixels colour OLED display. MSR Electronics GmbH www.msr.ch 46 Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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