RS Components

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RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.


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LED strips add flexibility to lighting design

LED strips add flexibility to lighting design
Availability of flexible LED strips and accessories from Osram has been announced by RS Components.. The LINEARlight FLEX range features a series of coloured LED strips that are flexible and can be cut to fit custom lighting installations, making them especially suitable for use in architecturally integrated applications as well as being suitable for outdoor use.
15th June 2017

Build a Pi-powered plane watcher

Build a Pi-powered plane watcher
This project uses a Raspberry Pi with super low cost software-defined radio (SDR) hardware to receive tracking information from the Mode-S transponders of aircraft up to hundreds of km away, with the addition of a neat 3.5” TFT display to provide a handy summary of airspace activity. Article contributed by RS Components (click for full article).
14th June 2017

RF/microwave assemblies boast speeds over 26Ghz

RF/microwave assemblies boast speeds over 26Ghz
The portfolio of radio-frequency/microwave equipment at RS Components has been extended with a new range of semi-rigid RF/microwave cables and assemblies from Huber & Suhner that offer ultra-high speed of more than 26GHz. Key products in the range are the high-quality flexible SucoFlex 126E coaxial cable assemblies, which are designed to provide enhanced optimal performance at up to 26.5GHz (depending on connector interface choice) with excellent return loss.
9th June 2017


Electronics designs that are out of this world

Electronics designs that are out of this world
  James Nadir contacted DesignSpark for help regarding a PCB he was designing, which is destined for the International Space Station. Here, Nadir explains a little more about the various projects and designs, he, his students and associates are involved with whilst working as a mentor at the Valley Christian High School.
5th June 2017

Bermondsey branch ushers in new look to service centres

 Bermondsey branch ushers in new look to service centres
As part of a plan to transform its service centre network RS Components (RS) has relocated its Bow branch from the existing site on the Old Ford Trading Centre in East London, to a new unit a short distance away on the Surrey Canal Trading Estate in Bermondsey. New sites, branded RS Local, will have a product and service offer to support engineers locally across the design, build and maintain phases of the product life cycle.
31st May 2017

PCB terminal blocks cut installation costs

PCB terminal blocks cut installation costs
Delivering a reduction in purchase and installation cost, the series of 3.5mm-pitch SDDC PCB terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact is ideal for designing in wire-to-board connectivity for a wide range of general electronics design applications including automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, white goods, control cabinets, power tools and medical equipment.
26th May 2017

Resistors focus on high-energy applications

Resistors focus on high-energy applications
RS Components has undertaken a rapid portfolio expansion of Ohmite brand high-quality resistors to build on the two companies global distribution agreement. The agreement also covers the ARCOL brand, which RS has been distributing for more than three decades prior to and since its acquisition by Ohmite Manufacturing in 2015.
18th May 2017

Made to measure: 3D software tailors jet suit

Made to measure: 3D software tailors jet suit
DesignSpark Mechanical 3D modelling software tool from RS Components (RS) was used in the development of the ‘Daedalus’ jet-engine flight suit, which was demonstrated at a recent TED conference in Vancouver. The ‘Daedalus’ flight suit is the brainchild of Richard Browning, who early last year began working on his vision to create a viable anti-gravity jet-engine suit, as well as building a company that could re-imagine human flight.
18th May 2017

Can you vandalise an anti-vandal switch?

Can you vandalise an anti-vandal switch?
Writing blogs, especially on technical subjects, is a strange way to make a living. What is even stranger is when blogs start to write themselves. When I started researching and preparing for this blog, my intention was to discuss a new range of vandal resistant switches. With my interest in applications, materials and performance, I was fascinated to understand exactly what 'vandal resistance' actually means in the world of switches.
17th May 2017

3D printers accelerate product development time

3D printers accelerate product development time
The portfolio of high-quality 3D printers at RS Components has been extended with the addition of two new high-reliability printers from Zortrax which target a wide range of professional users. The printers provide design engineers with the ability to produce detailed, accurate and cost-effective rapid prototyping of their designs, enabling a shorter development process and quicker time to market.
17th May 2017

Power supplies meet medical safety approvals

Power supplies meet medical safety approvals
A new range of products from power supply manufacturer Cosel is in stock at RS Components (RS). With rapidly growing sales in Europe the brand is well-known in Japan and the US for manufacturing reliable and high-quality power supplies, including ultra-small AC/DC switching supplies and DC/DC converters.
11th May 2017

Industrial I/O module is Arduino compatible

Industrial I/O module is Arduino compatible
The new SIMATIC IOT2000 module from Siemens, which is an Arduino-compatible shield that enables additional digital and analogue input/output (I/O) connectivity in an industrial environment is available at RS Components. Designed to be compatible with the SIMATIC IOT2020 and IOT2040 industrial IoT gateways, the new module can be connected directly to local sensors to trigger non-time-critical processes.
8th May 2017

Development kits support advanced motor-control applications

Development kits support advanced motor-control applications
New motor-control kit solutions from Cypress Semiconductor that enable the simple design, configuration and evaluation of advanced DC motor-control solutions are on sale at RS Components. Covering a range of motors including BLDC (Brushless Direct Current) motors, PMSM (Permanent Magnetic Synchronous Motors) and stepper motors, the new Cypress CY8CKIT-037 PSoC 4 Microcontroller Motor Control Evaluation Kit has been designed for use with the Cypress CY8CKIT-042 PSoC 4 MCU Pioneer Kit.
5th May 2017

Hacking a TS Thumbstick for gaming and other things

Hacking a TS Thumbstick for gaming and other things
In this latest instalment of ‘What You Can Do in a Day’, DesignSpark’s Connector Geek takes you through a step-by-step guide to utilising APEM’s TS USB Thumbstick in a non-industrial setting – and provides a 3D design file to print your very own ergonomic handle. Article contributed by RS Components (click for full article).
3rd May 2017

Evaluation kit aids development of motion control systems

Evaluation kit aids development of motion control systems
A new evaluation kit from Sensitec for the development of linear- and angular-measurement based motion-control systems is available at RS Components (RS). Targeting a range of markets including industrial automation, automotive, aerospace, machine tooling and medical biosensors, the EBK7000 evaluation kit features Sensitec’s magnetoresistive (MR) sensor technology.
27th April 2017

Patented technology takes silicon capacitors into demanding applications

Patented technology takes silicon capacitors into demanding applications
An innovative and disruptive technology is at the heart of a new range of silicon capacitors from Murata*, now available at RS Components. The patented technology from Murata Integrated Passive Solutions enables the integration of a wide range of capacitor values in silicon, allowing the range to be used in many applications that require high performance and miniaturisation.
25th April 2017

Build and program a Braccio robot in a day

Build and program a Braccio robot in a day
The Braccio Tinkerkit is a low cost and great fun way to get started in robotics. Plus, if you loved Meccano as a child, this may just bring back some fond, childhood memories for you. This instalment of ‘What you can do in a day’ provides pictogram build instructions in a step-by-step format, taking you through each stage required to build the Braccio robot arm. Article contributed by RS Components (click for original).
24th April 2017

BeagleBone Black Wireless in stock at RS Components

BeagleBone Black Wireless in stock at RS Components
The latest member of the BeagleBone Black family of computer boards – the BeagleBone Black Wireless is available at RS Components. The new credit-card-sized board is based on the BeagleBone Black and is an easy-to-use Linux computer that integrates Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and a significant amount of I/O for sensor and control applications.
21st April 2017

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 on a Linux Virtual Machine

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 on a Linux Virtual Machine
From 16th January 2017, you can get your hands on the latest and greatest version of the Compute Module from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. So, what can you expect from this next generation Compute Module? Well, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) is the latest product to be launched by Raspberry Pi. It’s a small form factor SODIMM Module and, as such, targets embedded systems designers developing industrial-type applications. Article contributed by RS Components (click for original).
20th April 2017

Education Kit offers hands-on training in electronics

Education Kit offers hands-on training in electronics
The Arduino CTC 101 Education Kit, a complete e-learning platform enabling young students to learn the fundamentals of electronics, programming and mechatronics is available at RS Components. The kit has been designed for teachers and other instructors working in education and is specially tailored for the 13 to 17 age group at secondary schools.
18th April 2017


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