Farnell element14 features latest solutions for IIoT developers at SidO 2017

SIdO Exhbition: The Intelligent Internet of Things Showroom Stand 315, Lyon, France, 5-6 April 2017

Silicon Labs Thunderboard

At SIdO 2017, Farnell element14, The Development Distributor, will showcase a number of major new advancements in its range of hardware and software solutions targeted at developers of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) products.

Silicon Labs Thunderboard-React kit sensor to cloud connectivity

ThunderBoard-React is a cloud-connected, Bluetooth® Smart-enabled, sensor-driven platform that enables customers to demonstrate, evaluate and develop their own unique applications. It uses Silicon Labs’ BGM111 Bluetooth Smart module as a wireless system-on-a-chip (SoC) to collect various sensor data and deliver it to the cloud through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-enabled iOS/Android mobile apps, which in turn connect to a cloud-based multi-client, real-time synchronisation database.

The mobile app seamlessly communicates between the ThunderBoard and the cloud database to visualise the collected sensor data or to control the LED states on the ThunderBoard-React hardware. Individual components of the ThunderBoard-React can be easily integrated and modified in order to add BLE-to-cloud connectivity for a user’s particular application.

TinyTILE board for IoT designs

The tinyTILE, created in partnership with Intel, is based on the Intel Curie Module and is an ideal board for applications in wearable designs and IoT. Ideal for consumer and industrial designs, this low-power board is ideal for ‘always on’ applications.

Farnell element14 will showcase many other products at SIdO 2017, such as Tektronix RSA306B, NXP hexiwear, CodeBug, WaRP7 and the Raspberry Pi 3.

Farnell element14 works with start-ups, engineering design houses and semiconductor manufacturers to support the design and production of new products, development kits and single-board computers. At the SIdO exhibition, Farnell element14 will show the services it can provide to customers of all sizes to help bring their products to market. These include an exclusive customisation programme that is helping start-ups and engineering design houses to benefit from the increasingly high performance, affordable price point and speed to market associated with using standard boards, whilst providing flexibility of form factor and key elements to suit customers’ individual requirements.

For more information about Farnell element14 at SIdO please visit stand 315.


About us

Farnell element14 is part of the Premier Farnell group of businesses, 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. Premier 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.

Premier Farnell focuses its offering around four core customer journeys:

  • Education to Maker – Premier Farnell is an official manufacturer of two of the most popular Maker Boards, Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black, and exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug. Customers are supported through, the largest online engineering and maker community, also providing support to educators and parents through its new STEM space.

  • Research and Design Services - Premier Farnell is the No.1 for Development Kits, having worked with the world’s leading Semiconductor companies to design and manufacture their latest development boards in house. A deep understanding and design knowledge of the latest Semiconductor Devices available also supports Premier Farnell’s broader design assistance offering, providing a similar service to customers of all sizes who are seeking additional engineering support.

  • Design through to Production – Premier Farnell provides an entire solution for design to manufacturing customers, with the broadest range of Semiconductor and Passive inventory available, a world class line card, same day despatch, a strong board level Interconnect proposition and growing Electromechanical proposition. In addition, it has the technical support capabilities to meet all customers’ needs, from simple cross-reference to complex design.

  • Bench to Board – Premier Farnell offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of Test & Measurement equipment and a leading line card for all Tool & Production supplies supporting customers from the testing of initial designs to delivering essential maintenance activity to keep their operations running.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, the components operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is 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.

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