Farnell expands range of SBCs and electronics tool kits from DFRobot
DFRobot’s user-friendly robotics and open-source hardware enable the development of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has enhanced its market-leading range of Single Board Computers (SBCs), accessories and electronics tool kits with a range of new additions from DFRobot that enable design engineers to easily develop high performance Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
DFRobot is a world-leading manufacturer of user-friendly robotics and open-source hardware that can form the building blocks for a wide variety of electronics projects, helping inventors to simplify the design process and accelerate time to market. DFRobot’s Gravity Series toolkit enables users to enhance Ardunio and micro: bit projects with a selection of powerful sensors. For more advanced designers, the broad range of LattePanda boards and accessories are ideal for edge computing, vending, digital advertising signage and industrial automation applications.
Farnell now stocks more than 140 products from DFRobot including:
- Gravity Series: a high quality open-source, modular, plug-and-play electronics toolkit which doesn’t require any soldering and is protected against incorrect connection. It features powerful expansion shields and more than 250 professional function modules which are compatible with Ardunio and micro:bit. Modules include the Ardunio moisture sensor, the Ardunio pH water quality sensor for industrial wastewater testing applications, and infrared human body sensors which can measure heart rate, UV, motion sensors and more. Detailed tutorials including wiring pictures, operation steps, sample codes and schematics are included.
- LattePanda: the high performance, low power, palm-sized SBC is now available with an expanded range of boards and accessories including touch displays, cables, cooling fans and cases, enabling users to maximise the potential of their projects. This powerful development board can accelerate the rate of production for designers and system integrators building IoT solutions. LattePanda boards come pre-installed with Windows 10 or can be run on Linux and include an integrated Ardunio compatible co-processor which can control and sense the physical world. An enterprise edition featuring Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB is available to support more complex projects.
Lee Turner, Global Head of Semiconductors and SBC at Farnell, said: “The increasing adoption of IoT technology and related devices is driving the use of SBCs in electronics design. These systems enable the easy integration of IoT components and are considered among the most crucial components of IoT hardware. DFRobot offers unrivalled compatibility and integration with many of the world’s leading SBCs . Professional engineers and makers who have grown up using these brands can now maximise the potential of their projects with DFRobot’s comprehensive range of toolkits, sensors, robotics platforms, modules and accessories. Farnell’s global availability and comprehensive support for the complete range of LattePanda boards gives our customers confidence when sourcing components for new product development.”
DFRobot was one of the early evangelists of the maker movement and among the first to embrace open-source hardware which can be easily integrated into a range of professional applications.
As a global distributor, Farnell can provide customers with fast access to easy-to-use products for project design with a range that compliments their core SBC platforms and toolkits for education and professional use. DFRobot customers can also benefit from 24/5 technical support alongside free access to valuable online resources on the Farnell website, and engineering and maker community, element14.
Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.
Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.
Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.
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