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DISTRIBUTION CORNER 5.7” TFT module comes with a backlight Acal BFi samples standalone GPS receiver lifetime of 70,000 hours measuring 5.6x5.6mm Japanese manufacturer of TFT modules Ortustech Technol- Acal BFi announced the first European samples of Orig- ogy is offering a wide product range of small and medium sized inGPS’ new ultra-compact GPS receiver. Claimed to be TFTs from 2.2” up to 6.5” screen sizes. One key product is the industry’s smallest autonomous GPS receiver, the the COM57T5M54ZSC 5.7” TFT ORG4475’s 5.6x5.6mm package module with a very compact outline boasts an integrated TCXO, RTC of 130.32x101.2mm, a thickness crystal, LNA and SAW filters. The of 9.39mm and weighing only 122 device offers UART, SPI or I2C grams. The display has a VGA host interfaces, whilst achieving resolution of 640x480 pixels and ultra-low power consumption of an operating temperature range of -20 to +70°C. It is offered as less than 9mW; a fast position fix transmissive version. The displays are designed for the industrial of under one second and sensitivity of -163dBm, also allow- market and a minimum life time of five years is therefore guaran- ing for an active or passive antenna to be used. The integra- teed. The optical performance, such as viewing angle L/R/U/D tion of an SiRFstarIV GPS processor and OriginGPS’ propri- 80°/80°/65°/80° and contrast ratio of 700:1 is brilliant due to the etary Noise Free Zone technology enables the ORG4475 to HAST technology (Hyper Amorphous Silicon TFT). operate in challenging GPS environments. Data Modul Acal BFi www.data-modul.com www.acaltechnology.com Digi-Key and Anaren sign element14 first to offer Freescale’s Freedom global distribution agreement Development Platform for Kinetis L Series MCUs Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation has element14 is claiming to be the first to market with ecosystem entered into a global distribution agreement with Anaren to solutions and the only distributor to take pre-orders for the new distribute the company’s Integrated Radio (AIR) modules. low-cost ARM Cortex-M0+ processor-based platform featur- “RF technology is one of the ing Freescale Semiconductor’s high performance, low-power fastest growing tech segments Kinetis L series 32-bit MCUs. element14, the first collabora- in today’s market,” said Mark tive community and electronics store for design engineers and Zack, Digi-Key’s vice president electronics enthusiasts and part of global electronics distributor of global semiconductor prod- Premier Farnell, is now supplying the new Freescale Freedom uct. “Anaren is well-placed to development platform for Kinetis KL2 32-bit MCUs. Working continue innovating within this in close collaboration with Freescale, element14 becomes the market, and we are pleased to first and only distributor to take early orders for the Freescale add them to our expansive line card. Freedom development platform. To make it easy for designers, Digi-Key Corporation element14 also provides a full ecosystem solution. www.digikey.com element14 www.element14.com Mouser launches industrial Excelsys signs Nu Horizons Electronics for application training site North America and Asia Pacific Mouser Electronics has unveiled a new industrial application Irish power supply company, Excelsys Technologies has add- training site on Mouser.com, developed to assist design engi- ed Nu Horizons Electronics, an Arrow Electronics company, neers in quickly identifying the latest advancements and key to the company’ global distributor network. Nu Horizons will trends in building automation tech- distribute Excelsys Technologies to customers in a variety nology. Organized into four sectors: of specialist markets including industrial, medical, lighting, Applications, Featured Products, communications and military in North American and the Asia Articles, and Resources, Mouser’s Pacific region. “Nu Horizons successful demand-creation industrial application training site capabilities will help Excelsys generate new opportunities in is a comprehensive resource, North America and throughout Asia,” said Gary Duffy, CEO of covering several areas of building Excelsys Technologies. automation, including two-stage Air “Our expert sales and applications team will work together Handling Unit (AHU) controllers, intelligent occupancy sensors, with Nu Horizons’ engineering team to provide additional programmable logic controllers, plus Wi-Fi thermostats. The power options, rapid design-in and applications support, application section’s system block diagram navigation enables easing system integration and helping customers meet their engineers to quickly identify specific product sets adhering to business needs. their design requirements, based on defined parameters and Excelsys engineering standards. www.excelsys.com Mouser Electronics www.mouser.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe July/August 2012 49


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