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Mouser signs global distribution agreement with Advanced Thermal Solutions Advanced Thermal Solutions (ATS) has signed a new global agreement with Mouser Electronics to distribute high performance heat sinks and cooling solutions. The agreement with ATS means Mouser Electronics customers will have access to a wide range of high performance heat sinks available in thousands of shapes and sizes. ATS heat sinks are designed for use in many applications including telecom, datacom, LED, automotive, medical, and aerospace. Their maxiFLOW heat sinks feature a low profile spread fin array that maximizes surface area, yielding the highest thermal performance of any heat sink on the market. ATS maxiFLOW heat sinks are available with thermal tape, push pin or its patented maxi- GRIP attachment methodology. ATS maxiGRIP assemblies permit secure attachment of heat sinks to BGAs, flip chips and other hot components on a PCB Mouser Electronics www.mouser.com DSM Computer markets electro-luminescent displays from Lumineq DSM Computer GmbH now distributes the high-quality thin film electro-luminescent (TFEL) displays made by Lumineq Displays, particularly suited for a wide range of applications with extreme environment requirements. Lumineq Displays is a newly-founded business unit of the Finnish company Beneq that has taken over the “Electro-luminescent (EL)” division of Planar Systems, Inc. based in Finland. Beneq has set the goal of ensuring that Planar’s faithful customers will continue to receive problem-free and long-term deliveries of the existing products as well as comprehensive support. The displays can work under extreme temperatures in the -60° to + 85° C range. In addition, the display systems exhibit a particularly high shock, acceleration and vibration resistance, and are immune to dust. DSM Computer GmbH www.dsm-computer.com Ginsbury introduces Kyocera’s Super Wide View TFTs Specialist display distributor Ginsbury has introduced of a new family of Kyocera TFT LCD displays featuring Kyocera’s innovative Super Wide View (SWV) technology. Developed to provide superior image quality and wide viewing angles, Super Wide View achieves a viewing angle of greater than 170° and ensures that the colour fidelity of the display image is accurately represented when viewed from any direction. Kyocera’s SWV technology aligns the liquid crystal cells in a horizontal direction so that the liquid crystal molecules rotate in parallel to the plane of the display panel instead of perpendicular to it. Ginsbury Electronics www.ginsbury.co.uk element14 adds image and video capture with Raspberry Pi eye accessory The eagerly anticipated Raspberry Pi camera board launched by element14 enables pictures and video to be taken with the Raspberry Pi which can be used for security and VoIP projects as well as image and video capture. One of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi accessories to be launched this year, the camera board is available through Newark element14 and MCM in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, CPC in the UK and Ireland and element14 in Asia Pacific. The Camera board is a custom designed add-on for the Raspberry Pi which attaches to one of the small sockets on the board’s upper surface. This Interface uses the dedicated CSi interface, designed especially for interfacing to cameras. The camera board has a 5 megapixel native resolution sensor capable of taking 2592x1944 pixel static images but can also record 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video. element14 www.element14.com Avnet Supply Chain Solutions launches RaBET Tool in Europe Avnet Supply Chain Solutions has launched the Rapid Benefit Estimation Tool (RaBET) for European customers looking to reduce their supply chain costs. This free, supply chain diagnostic tool enables customers to model the potential benefits and savings they will experience by adding Avnet as their supply chain partner. With the input of just a few data points, RaBET can swiftly calculate customer cost benefits and savings by integrating Avnet into their supply chain. Users can easily compare their current supply chain expense allocation based on factors including: working capital, purchasing, warehousing, receiving, production, finance, operations and transportation. Avnet www.avnet.com EBV Elektronik releases the ‘SoCrates’ board Aimed at Altera’s NewSoC families, the ‘SoCrates’ development board from EBV Elektronik simplifies the integration and design convergence towards FPGAs. Altera SoC’s incorporate ARM technology, bringing very powerful solutions for applications that need very fast data processing. Besides the typical FPGA solutions, theSoC is proving of great interest for applications that use FPGAs and Microcontrollers on two separate chips. EBV has designed the 10cm diameter circular board with the specific need of customers in mind. The main part of the SoCrates board is the SoC. It also offers drivers for Gigabit Ethernet, USB and CAN and a lot of general-purpose I/Os, plus a TFT Interface and a camera input. You can run a Linux operating system on this board and build an embedded controller for graphical user interfaces. Another application is to encode the pictures from the camera input and build a video-over-IP reference design. EBV Elektronik www.ebv.com/socrates 50 Electronic Engineering Times Europe June 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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