Three new brands for RS Components
Semiconductor distributor and etailer RS Components has signed an authorised distribution agreement with Adafruit Industries, a vendor of open-source hardware, tools, equipment and electronics for makers and hobbyists of all ages and skill levels, and anyone wanting to learn about electronics. Building on the existing relationship between RS and Adafruit, the agreement will enable customers anywhere in the world to purchase directly from the largest selection of Adafruit products available from any global distributor. While RS currently stocks a number of Adafruit products, the agreement enables a considerable expansion of the portfolio to include the entire line up of current products including Adafruit's top-selling boards and accessories for Raspberry Pi and Arduino. "Adafruit is a well-respected provider of maker and hobbyist products aimed at a highly diverse range of ages and skills. This is very important to our growing user base of students and innovators. Adafruit's high quality and carefully selected devices and tools will definitely enhance the selection of products RS is able to offer to the maker community", said Rob Maycroft, Global Product Manager at RS. "RS has a great reputation for high standards of service and world-class logistics. This global agreement with RS will help us extend our reach to ensure that engineers, developers and makers across the world have fast and easy access to our electronics and more", said Limor 'Ladyada' Fried, founder and engineer at Adafruit Industries.
Finally, the distributor has also added more than 600 Amphenol FCI connector and cable assembly product lines to its portfolio. The additions expand the RS AFCI offering to over 1700 lines, including backplane and mezzanine connectors, power connectors, power supply accessories, board-to-board and wire-to-board connectors, I/O connectors, optical interconnect, cable assemblies, terminal blocks and flexible printed circuit (FPC) connectors. The move follows the acquisition of leading connector and cable assembly manufacturer FCI by Amphenol in June 2016, with the merged operation subsequently rebranded as Amphenol FCI, or AFCI. The acquisition has served to strengthen AFCI's position as an international supplier to the telecommunications, data communications, data storage, server, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive and medical equipment, instrumentation and renewable energy markets. A notable AFCI product addition is the Rotaconnect range of rotatable board-to-board SMT connectors, including new-to-market pegged versions designed to simplify placement. AFCI Rotaconnect can be used to make perpendicular, coplanar and angled connections. A hermaphroditic "mates to itself" design allows mating and disengaging at any angle between +90° and –60°, so the connectors can be placed anywhere on a PCB. Typical Rotaconnect applications include control boards, sensors, actuators, rigid LED strips, automotive lighting, channel lettering and lighting luminaires. The newest Rotaconnect product lines add locating pegs to eliminate hold-down, simplifying placement and helping electronic design engineers save space between PCB connectors.
Adafruit Industries, Amphenol and DF Robot products are available through RS Components offices in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Semiconductor specialist RS Components has started to ship through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom FTDI's latest USB3.0-to-FIFO solutions, including ICs and development boards, for projects that demand SuperSpeed data transfer. The FT600Q and FT601Q USB-to-FIFO bridge ICs enable USB3.0 SuperSpeed and USB2.0 High Speed data exchange with high-performing devices such as multi-function printers, high-speed/high-resolution video cameras, medical and industrial imaging systems, still image cameras, high-definition displays, surveillance systems and scanners. Data-acquisition systems can use the devices to take advantage of USB3.0 as an alternative to Ethernet for high-speed, high-volume data transfers.
More 3D printers for RS Components
RS Components has further expanded its 3D printer portfolio for prototyping and unique sparepart production with the Perfactory Micro XL from EnvisionTEC. This printer is available through RS Components offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Semiconductor etailer and distributor RS Components has added the CES award-winning Scanify handheld scanner from Fuel3D to its range of affordable desktop systems for 3D digitisation and printing. Scanify uses a combination of stereoscopy and photometry to create an accurate, high-resolution digital model including 8-bit RGB colour data. Setting a new benchmark for affordability among high-performing handheld 3D scanners, Scanify is fast, versatile and easy to use. The user places an optical tracking target on the object, as a reference for movement correction, and a one-click shot (0.1 seconds) then captures all the images needed to create the model. The scanner exports various file formats including STL, as used by many 3D printers, thereby allowing scanned objects to be replicated quickly and easily. In addition, support for OBJ and PLY formats allows direct export to popular design or animation software environments, hence making numerous creative avenues accessible for users such as designers, artists, educators, makers and hobbyists. RS is among the first distributors to offer Scanify to the market through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, following its launch at CES 2015 in January. Scanify joins the rapidly growing portfolio of 3D scanners, printers and printing materials from various manufacturers such as 3D Systems, BeeVeryCreative, MakerBot, RepRapPro, Ultimaker, and the own-brand IdeaWerk FDM printer, now available from RS.
RS Component in prototyping with Makerbot
Semiconductor distributor and etailer RS Component has started the distribution of 4 Makerbot 3D products used for prototyping, including three printers, one scanner and all needed related supplies through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
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