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Richardson RFPD to support antenna booster from Fractus Richardson RFPD announced immediate availability and full design support of the mXTEND antenna booster from Fractus, S.A., a compact device measuring 5.0x5.0x5.0mm and specifically designed to provide multiband performance in mobile and other wireless devices. This omnidirectional antenna enables worldwide coverage by allowing operation in the communication standards GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800/ DCS, GSM1900/PCS, UMTS, LTE2100, LTE2300 and LTE2500. The mXTEND can be standardized across multiple devices and platforms, with no customization required. Sevaral evaluation boards are available. Richardson RFPD www.richardsonrfpd.com Mantracourt expands instrumentation distribution across Europe Mantracourt has appointed several new overseas technical partners in order to advance the sales and support of its range of wired, wireless, digital and analogue instrumentation products across Europe. The new technical partners for Europe include Elkome in Finland, Ascell in Spain, Wallace in France, Geotrade in Switzerland, Teknik Destek Grubu in Turkey and Sensors AS in Norway, helping the company fulfil its plan to expand its sales operation. Based in the UK, the company designs and manufactures electronics for measurement technologies. Mantracourt has also become a player in the field of remote data logging software, it has recently announced the latest version of its T24LOG100 software, a data-logging package that can handle up to 100 channels of wireless instrumentation data simultaneously. Mantracourt www.mantracourt.com element14 launches Gertduino plug-in board for the Raspberry Pi element14 has released the Gertduino expansion board for the Raspberry Pi computer, an Arduino-Uno like board that was created by Gert van Loo, the inventor of the Gertboard. Gertduino is Arduino compatible and plugs directly onto the Raspberry Pi. It features dual Atmel Atmega MCUs, -328 and -48, both of which can be programmed from the Raspberry Pi using the Arduino GUI or the GCC Atmel compiler. Gertduino is feature rich and includes a Real Time Clock (RTC), IRDA interface, RS232 level converter and a battery back-up power supply for the Atmega-48. element14 www.element14.com RS Components stocks flat-packed 19” wall-mounted cabinets RS Components is stocking CamdenBoss’ CamRack QX series 19” wall-mounted cabinets. Designed to house rack mount equipment for cabling, telecommunications, IT, industrial and home installations, the CamRack QX cabinets are supplied flatpacked, which eases access to the installation site while reducing logistics costs and providing greater protection during transit. Fast and efficient ¼-turn lock fixings allow users to assemble the cabinets without the aid of tools in just three minutes. CamRack QX cabinets are available in five models, each offering a selection of five standard corner colours (red, blue, orange, white and black). A further five colours – yellow, green, purple, lilac and grey – are available on request. The five models are 6U, 9U, 12U, 15U, and 18U, all in a standard 19” width (580mm). RS Components www.rs-components.com Rutronik distributes new family of µATX high availability industrial mainboards from Fujitsu The Fujitsu D3231-S marks the start of a new family of high reliability industrial microATX (μATX) mainboards and is now available at distributor Rutronik. The μATX with its Intel Q87 Express chipset supports the latest Intel Core processors i7/i5/i3 with LGA1150 up to 95W and dual-channel DDR3 1600/1333 SDRAM memory up to 32GB. The mainboard as of now. The D3231-S is designed for 24/7 continuous operation in an extended temperature range of 0° up to 60°C. Long-lived components and rugged tin coating of the circuit board make the D3231-S particularly robust and resistant. Its EMI compatibility and burst resistance live up to industrial standards. Thanks to this, the board ensures fail-safe operation of critical applications in the medical field as well as in harsh industrial manufacturing environments. Rutronik www.rutronik.com Avnet Abacus clinches award for sustained sales growth of Kingbright LED range Distributor Avnet Abacus has received the ‘Platinum’ award for outstanding sales growth and support from Kingbright, the Taiwan-headquartered manufacturer of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and related products. For the fourth year running, sales through Avnet Abacus have resulted in the biggest revenue growth in Europe for the Kingbright range compared to other distribution channels for these products, with annual sales doubling over this period. Avnet Abacus is Kingbright’s largest and most successful pan-European distributor, stocking an extensive selection of SMD LEDs, through-hole LED, LED displays and other LED related products from the manufacturer for a broad array of industrial applications. Avnet Abacus www.avnet-abacus.eu www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2013 49


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