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Richardson RFPD expands video selection in its online design resource centre Electronic components distributor Richardson RFPD, has expanded its video selection online, covering a range of topics from new product introductions to design tutorials and product family overviews. In addition to a robust technical library of application notes, tutorials, white papers and videos, Richardson RFPD’s Design Resource Centre offers a full slate of design tools, including application design assistance, block diagrams, calculators and converters, cross reference support, design kits and evaluation boards, line cards, selector guides, and technologyspecific Tech Hubs. Richardson RFPD www.richardsonrfpd.com Vicor boosts Northern European sales together with Firefly Vicor Corporation is expanding the company’s sales and support network in Northern Europe by partnering with Firefly Technology which will represent Vicor in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. With this initiative Vicor is strengthening its investment and market reach in the region, establishing and cultivating new customer relationships in close cooperation with Vicor’s regional distributors. Headquartered in the UK, Firefly Technology plans to work with Vicor’s distributors to identify sales opportunities and penetrate new markets. Firefly Technology brings to Vicor keen insight into the Northern European market, and provides its customers with invaluable technical guidance at every stage in the system development cycle, from concept to final design. The Hampshire-based company aims to act as an outsourced sales and support team and typically adopts a whole product eco systems. Vicor Corporation www.fireflytech.com Acal BFi renews European distribution agreement with Delkin Devices Acal BFi has signed a new European distribution agreement with Delkin Devices, a USA-based manufacturer of industrial flash storage solutions. The distributor works closely with customers to understand their requirements, to recommend the most appropriate device, increasing the chances of qualifying a product first time around and reducing the overall time to market. “As the leading supplier of rugged industrial solid state storage products, working with Acal BFi is a natural fit for Delkin Devices. Acal BFi www.acalbfi.com System-on-Module in credit card format The credit card-sized M-9G45-A board PC offered by independent German distributor acceed features an ATMEL 400 MHz processor and is equipped with 128 MB DDR2 random access memory (DRAM) as well as NAND flash memory with 128 MB. The memory can be extended via an SD interface for memory cards with up to 32 GB. Measuring only 80×50mm, the board PC is easy to fit into the smallest housings for spacecritical applications in industrial and medical technology. The new Linux-based M-9G45-A comes with a variety of interfaces: 4 × UART, 1 × USB-2.0 (480 MBit/s), 1 × I²C, 1 × I²S, 1 × SPI, 1 × Ethernet and an interface for audio output. With its TTL/LCD monitor interface incorporating brightness control, the M-9G45-A supports TFT monitors up to a resolution of 1280×860 pixels. acceed www.acceed.de EBV’s sensorTA G demonstrates various sensing technologies and BLE connectivity EBV Elektronik’s sensorTAG demokit features the sensorTAG, a battery-powered sensor hub, and a USB-to-BLE nanoDONGLE measuring 9x17mm. sensorTAG provides an industry-standard sensor portfolio (STM, Freescale, TI) combined with TI BLE connectivity, and includes EBV system knowledge and support for related software and hardware. A NXP humidity/light sensor is also featured as demonstration device. The Sensors chosen by EBV represent a complete offer enabled for low power operation and are either ‘high-runners’ in the industry or bring innovative and exciting features for the latest applications.. EBV Elektronik www.ebv.com/sensortag Super-flat, non-contacting rotary sensor Made by Novotechnik, the German sensor and sensor systems specialist, and available in the UK via Variohm EuroSensor, the RFD series is a super-flat non-contacting Hall Effect rotary sensor. Amongst magnetic technologies, Hall Effectbased sensors yield absolute measurements which are reliable even under tough environmental conditions. The RFD component series of non-contacting Hall Effect-based components is mechanically and electrically compatible with its predecessor, the RFA, at a lower cost, with no technological compromises. The sensors are suitable for measurement angles of up to 360°. They offer a 12-bit resolution and an independent linearity of ±0.5%, and they are available in single, partially, or completely redundant designs. The flat sensor housing is only 7mm thick. EuroSensor www.variohm.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2014 49


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