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Multi-channel wireless transmitter offers remote control of frequency channels LPRS has released the latest version of the CDP-TX-05MP-R compact size multi-channel transmitter module from Circuit Design, featuring additional control pins for remote frequency channel control. The CDP-TX-05M-R and CDP-RX-05M-R are low power narrow band FSK transmitter and receiver modules, designed for industrial applications operating at sub 1-GHz. The modules contain most of the components necessary for radio transmission in very compact packages. The RF channel is fixed but selectable within 4 pre-programed channels. The receiver is double-super-heterodyne and equipped with a SAW filter, ensuring high sensitivity and very good selectivity for long range communication. LPRS www.lprs.co.uk Avnet Abacus launches thermal management microsite Avnet Abacus has launched a Thermal Management microsite which provides an online hub for users to easily source, select and purchase a wide variety of thermal management products from leading manufacturers. The thermal management product offering features fans and blowers (axial, radial); heat sinks (extrusions, board mounted, bonded fins, folded fins, liquid cold plates, max clip); and thermal conductive materials. To assist customers with product selection, the microsite contains technical data and outlines the key design considerations for choosing a suitable thermal management solution for their particular application. Avnet Abacus www.avnet-abacus.eu Premier Farnell to distribute ARM software tools in EMEA Premier Farnell has extended its franchise with ARM to distribute its portfolio of development tools, software and evaluation boards across the EMEA region. The agreement will extend the distributor’s current franchise agreement in the Americas to distribute to EMEA, excluding Israel, through its Farnell element14 brand. This complements Premier Farnell’s ARM Powered design portfolio, which includes Atmel, Freescale, NXP, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. Premier Farnell’s technical support engineers will receive training on ARM software development tools to provide first line support for customers. Premier Farnell www.premierfarnell.com Surface mount 32.768kHz crystal is only 1.6x1.0x0.5mm River Electronics manufacture what are believed to be the smallest crystals in the world with the ubiquitous 32.768kHz crystal reduced to a 1.6x1.0mm footprint, only 0.5mm high. This latest product has been developed for smart card applications where the crystal is imbedded within the thickness of the card as part of the control and security circuit. River micro crystals are also manufactured from 12 to 80MHz as SMD AT cut fundamental designs in packages measuring as little as 1.2x1.0x0.33mm and as micro SMD oscillators from 1.5 to 400MHz, in packages as small as 1.6x1.2x0.7mm, but also in conventional resistance weld leaded and pre-formed SMD HC-49/U03 units. The devices are qualified to AEC-Q200 standards and operate at up to +105°C for some of them. Total Frequency Control distributes the full range of River Electronics micro crystals and oscillators from their UK office at Storrington in West Sussex. Total Frequency Control www.tfc.co.uk DesignSpark PCB Version 5.0 features online design rule checking and buses RS Components has unveiled the latest release of DesignSpark PCB, the company’s professional software for schematic capture and PCB layout. DesignSpark PCB Version 5.0 integrates two additional features within the free design tool - online Design Rule Checking and buses - which have been introduced to further reduce design times for engineers and to minimise errors during the design process. This new release builds upon the previous version of DesignSpark PCB announced in October 2012, which provided access to the industry-leading ModelSource component library, PCB quote service and BOM quote functionality. RS Components www.rs-components.com Acal BFi opens new UK custom centre with integrated mix of services Acal BFi has consolidated its value-add services from across the UK into a new, dedicated UK Custom Services Centre as part of a GBP 2million investment. The new centre will provide customers with a highly responsive and integrated mix of services to stimulate innovation and accelerate time to market. Based in Wokingham, the Custom Services Centre will offer best-practice & standards based (ISO 9001:2008) assembly services to support the UK’s resurgent electronics manufacturing sector. It will provide a single centre of excellence in the UK and combines a number of Acal BFi’s technology specialists with customisable in-house assembly and test facilities. Acal BFi www.acalbfi.com 50 Electronic Engineering Times Europe May 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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