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Avnet Embedded EMEA to distribute Ampire’s displays Avnet Embedded has recently introduced the Ampire standard range of displays with Cover Lens and Projected Capacitive Touchscreen, including the 4.3”, 5.0”, 7.0” and 10.1” sizes. Cover lens thickness reaches up to 4mm with black borders. Screen printing of customer’s logos is also possible. The Ampire Standard range of Displays with Cover Lens and pCAP comes in resolutions up to 1280x800 with a cover lens thickness of 1, 2, 3 or 4mm as standard. Operating temperature ranges from -20 to +70°C and product availability lifetime is a minimum of three years. Avnet Embedded www.avnet-embedded.eu Plus Opto to distribute LG Chem OLED lighting Plus Opto Ltd has signed the first agreement to distribute the OLED Lighting product range from market leader LG Chem, in the UK. The range includes the world’s largest commerciallyavailable panel at 320 mm x 320 mm and – an industry first – a flexible OLED panel on plastic substrate with a bend radius of 30 mm. Panels are available in 3000K and 4000K colour temperatures. A CRI of 90, efficacy of 90 lm/W and lifetime - previously a concern for potential OLED users - up to 40000 hours, makes LG Chem OLED panels the ideal solution for a wide range of applications. All items are in mass production and samples are available from stock. Also in stock at Plus Opto are DIY kits, comprising one or two 100 mm panels complete with cable and connector, touch switch, power supply and a manual, allowing the user to create smart, flexible designs in minutes. Unlike LED, OLED lighting provides surface illumination, with high CRI, creating a pleasant light source, with no so-called ‘blue hazard’ or UV and no need for heat-sinking. Plus Opto Ltd www.plusopto.co.uk Pocket-sized Intel compute sticks at Mouser Global distributor Mouser Electronics is now shipping the Intel Compute Stick with Windows 8.1, a new generation of computer that enables any screen with an HDMI interface to become a fully functional personal computer. The Compute Stick comes pre-installed with the Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 operating system. Similar in size to a large USB stick, the Intel Compute Stick is powered by a 64-bit 1.83GHz Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core processor with 2Mbytes cache, integrated Intel HD graphics, and multi-channel digital audio. The Compute Stick plugs into any display that has an HDMI 1.4a interface. Networking is achieved with onboard IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0 interfaces. Mouser www.mouser.com Accurate, stable compass module, in distribution Distributor Acal Bfi has the HMR3601 precision gyro-stabilised compass module from Honeywell Magneto. Offering high accuracy and stability, this 3-axis digital gyro stabilised compass module has azimuth accuracy of 0.5 degrees with 0.1 degree resolution, a ±80 degree pitch and roll range, and < 0.5° tilt accuracy. The HMR3601 features gyro stabilisation, combining three magneto-resistive sensors, three MEMs accelerometers and a MEMS yaw rate gyro to provide for hard and soft-iron correction algorithms, reducing the effect of magnetic disturbances and keeping the heading output accurate. With its fast update speed and rugged construction, this azimuth sensor is suitable for a range of applications including antenna pointing, weather station heading, UAV/AUV heading, and target locator heading. The HMR3601 has an accompanying development kit. Acal Bfi www.acalbfi.com Farnell to stock Murata’s ultra-compact 1W converters Farnell element14 has introduced Murata’s new NXE1 series of cost-effective 1W Isolated DC/DC Converters into its product lines. With a profile 30% lower than the 7mm height industry norm, the unit is well suited for designs where space constraint is an issue. Priced from £2.49 and with price breaks for higher quantities, the NXE1 has the additional advantage of being manufactured using automated processes that greatly improve overall product reliability and deliver consistent performance characteristics. A transformer that is embedded in the substrate also contributes to the NXE1’s space-saving features. Input to output isolation is 3 kVDC “Hi Pot Test”. Premier Farnell www.premierfarnell.com Ambiq Micro signs global distribution deal with Future Electronics Ambiq Micro, a supplier of ultra-low power integrated circuits for power-sensitive applications, has signed a global distribution agreement with electronics distributor, Future Electronics. The distributor will market Ambiq’s real-time clocks (RTCs) and the Apollo family of ARM Cortex microcontrollers (MCUs) which are the world’s lowest power devices of their kind, both being based on Ambiq’s patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) platform. The innovative technology enables the ability to operate transistors at voltage levels that are far below what is considered ‘standard’ by semiconductor industry standards and results in solutions that go well beyond the incremental improvements in power consumption that other semiconductor devices have offered. The devices, which are manufactured in an industrystandard CMOS manufacturing process, are an ideal solution for battery-powered and other power-sensitive applications. Future Electronics www.FutureElectronics.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe June 2015 49


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