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TDK-Lambda UK appoints Caltest Instruments to support laboratory power supplies in the UK TDK-Lambda UK has signed a new distributor agreement with Caltest Instruments Ltd which will see Caltest support TDK-Lambda within the UK for the company’s range of Programmable Power Supplies. Clare Gayton, Distribution Manager at TDK-Lambda UK, commented: “Caltest Instruments has many years of experience providing power sources and test solutions to the industrial, scientific and research market sectors. We see Caltest Instruments as a strong partner and a positive addition to our existing distributor network.” Caltest Instruments www.caltest.co.uk Freescale Freedom development platform now at Farnell element14 Farnell element14 now stocks the new Freescale Semiconductor Freedom development platform KL26Z, designed to assist design engineers in the evaluation of the latest KL26 and KL16 devices. Featuring the new Kinetis MKL26Z128VLH4 MCU, the KL26Z Freedom Development Platform offers design engineers high processing power at a low cost, making it the ideal board for evaluating the latest KL26/16 devices. The development platform is available through Newark element14 in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, and element14 in Asia Pacific. The Freescale Freedom development platform KL26Z will be available for $15 and is designed for low-power consumption devices with high processing demand. Farnell element14 www.premierfarnell.com TraceParts extends its 3D content partnership with RS Components to feed DesignSpark TraceParts further expands its exclusive 3D content partnership with RS Components initiated in 2010 to bring more than 100 million free CAD models seamlessly integrated to DesignSpark Mechanical software. The 3D solid modelling and assembly software tool offered by RS Components and Allied Electronics is totally free of charge. It brings major benefits to design engineers around the world and is available in multiple languages, overcoming the two major barriers to entry faced by potential users who do not currently have access to a 3D design solution. The tool can remove bottlenecks in the early design process by allowing changes and additions in seconds, rather than having to wait for the CAD department using the traditional 3D tools to rework the design. RS Components www.TracePartsOnline.net Mouser offers TI designer tool to speed designs Mouser Electronics is offering the WEBENCH Designer online software design tool from Texas Instruments to enable designers to create customized designs in seconds. WEBENCH Designer lets designers generate, optimize, and simulate designs that conform to their specifications. The distributor will support the complete design with its large breadth of in-stock products from TI and other leading suppliers. The Texas Instruments WEBENCH Designer gives electronic design engineers a proven way to quickly and accurately simulate power converter circuits. Designers can build a circuit and simulate it over time and temperature. With Mouser Electronics providing quick access to all the parts necessary to realize the simulated circuit, the target result is first-pass success, speeding time to market. For added ordering convenience, WEBENCH returns a complete Bill of Materials. Mouser Electronics www.mouser.com/new ARCOL Resistors places global distributor inventory online UK based ARCOL Resistors has developed an online facility to locate and purchase their wide range of resistor products from their global distribution network. The simple to use ‘stock locator’ is easy to access from the homepage of Arcol’s website and allows customers to find available stock of any resistor available via distribution. Powered by the proven netComponents global electronic component database, users may refine their search by geographic region and complete or partial part number. ARCOL claims to offer one of the widest ranges of resistors available to electronics designers and manufacturers including the market leading HS aluminium housed high power range, the MSR series of bare element resistors, the RWS precision power wirewound SMD resistor family, axial thin film, silicon coated types and precision passivated chip resistors and resistor packs. ARCOL UK www.arcolresistors.com Surface mount packaged LED driver offers power and space efficiency benefits Pan-European electronics distributor MSC is offering Aimtec’s AMLDV-NZ series of DC/DC LED drivers, which produce more than 16 Watt. The AMLDV-NZ series from Aimtec consists of high power constant current DC/DC LED drivers in a SMD package of 23.86x13.7x8mm. Featuring an input range of 5.5 to 48 VDC that steps down to an output voltage range of 3.3 to 36 VDC, the AMLDV-NZ series produces constant output currents from 300,350,500 and 700 mA. The modular LED drivers include remote ON/OFF function, continuous short circuit protection and maintain an efficiency rate of 96% at full load. Providing both PWM and analog dimming functions that ensure constant and consistent color and brightness of the LED lights they drive. All AMLDV-NZ models operate at industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, for use in a variety of indoor and outdoor applications. MSC www.msc-ge.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe November 2013 49


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