RS Components

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PO BOX 99
Corby
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NN17 9RS
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 1865 207546

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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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Development kit kickstarts IoT development

Development kit kickstarts IoT development
The Pioneer Kit development platform for the PSoC 6 MCU from Cypress Semiconductor is available at RS Components. The PSoC 6 is purpose-built for the IoT with an ultra-low-power, flexible architecture and integrated security features required for next-generation IoT devices. The kit has a PSoC 63 device on-board, with Bluetooth 5 ready to go, creating a powerful launchpad for developing IoT devices.  
19th October 2017

Design challenges top the agenda at EDS 2017

Insights on the challenges holding back next-generation applications and the solutions aiming to address them will be shared by RS Components (RS) at the Engineering Design Show (EDS) at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry (18-19 October).  Technical Marketing Manager Simon Duggleby, Electronics Product Manager Simon Lummis and Head Technology Evangelist Pete Wood will be on hand to discuss physical technology, security and the need to educate engineers.
16th October 2017

Modular laptop teaches the skills of tomorrow, today

Modular laptop teaches the skills of tomorrow, today
Launched today, the latest-generation pi-top modular laptop features enhancements to assist learning and boost usability, and is available through RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents.  
13th October 2017


Low-power vacuum tube is the perfect radio spare

Low-power vacuum tube is the perfect radio spare
Availability of a new miniaturised and high-performance vacuum tube technology has been announced by RS Components. It is a timely announcement as it coincides with the 80-year anniversary of the distributor’s foundation, in 1937, as Radiospares Limited, selling elementary vacuum-tube-based components.
3rd October 2017

In-circuit debugger boasts faster processor and increased RAM

In-circuit debugger boasts faster processor and increased RAM
The MPLAB ICD 4 in-circuit debugger from Microchip is available at RS Components. It is an In-Circuit programming and Debugging (ICD) development tool for PIC microcontrollers, including the latest PIC32C MCUs, and Microchip’s portfolio of dsPIC digital signal controllers, via the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
19th September 2017

Ready to fly drone targets educational market

Ready to fly drone targets educational market
Availability of the Intel Aero Ready to Fly Drone has been announced by RS Components. It is a development platform that is powered by a variety of Intel technologies and offers developers and researchers a fast path for airborne application development. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development kit enables professional application developers that are less familiar with drone mechanics and avionics to focus on the application software and sensor hardware and ensure the optimisation of data and services.
8th September 2017

IoT design competition issues leak detector challenge

IoT design competition issues leak detector challenge
An IoT design competition — the ‘LeakKiller Challenge’ has been launched by RS Components and Legal & General. They have issued an open call to the world’s engineering and maker community to develop a prototype of a low-cost, open source IoT leakage detection and warning system. There is a £15,000 prize for the best design.
6th September 2017

Allez! RS unveils French version of DesignSpark

Allez! RS unveils French version of DesignSpark
RS Components has expanded its DesignSpark reach with the launch of a French version of the online engineering community, enabling French-speaking customers to engage with other engineers and to access content and tool support in their native language. DesignSpark now has more than 570,000 members in more than 200 countries, enabling them to engage with fellow engineers globally through comments, questions and the contribution of articles.
5th September 2017

Arduino design contest opens for entries

Arduino design contest opens for entries
The latest Arduino design contest is being supported by RS Components (RS) with high-quality RS Pro test-bench products, specifically an RS Pro oscilloscope and an RS Pro soldering station, among the range of competition prizes available. Entitled ‘Give your project a voice with Sigfox’, the initial stage of the Arduino competition involves engineers, makers and electronics enthusiasts coming up with innovative ideas for projects based on the Sigfox LPWAN (low-power wide-area network) connectivity standard for the IoT (Internet of Things).
30th August 2017

Desktop power supplies suit medical applications

Desktop power supplies suit medical applications
Ranges of plug-in and desktop power supplies including units that come with approvals for use in medical applications have been introduced by RS Components (RS). The RS Pro brand devices are for use in medical equipment, the products have low leakage current <100uA, two MOPP input to output isolation, and are suitable for BF applications.
29th August 2017

Sensor communication devices deliver data demand

Sensor communication devices deliver data demand
The range of IO-Link compatible hardware and ancillaries at RS Components (RS) has been expanded, an initiative which has quadrupled its stock of the devices over the past six months. IO-Link, the first standardised IO technology (to IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and actuators, will play an important part in the growing creation and adoption of fully connected solutions based around Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts.
24th August 2017

Cable assemblies target range of applications

Cable assemblies target range of applications
A number of pre-prepared cable assemblies that provide compatible solutions for key product ranges from Molex are now available at distributor RS Components. Targeting a wide range of applications in industries including automotive, consumer, defence, industrial and medical, as well as telecommunications and networking, the new Molex range of pre-terminated cables makes it even easier for engineers to adopt interconnection components in new and existing designs.
22nd August 2017

Label printer aids cable, component identification

Label printer aids cable, component identification
A high-end thermal-transfer label printer that has been designed for quick and efficient customised identification of wires, cables and components has been introduced by RS Components. The BMP61 label printer from Brady is a tool for those working in market sectors that use a sizeable amount of cables that require labelling, such as the electrical, power, telecom and ICT industries.
17th August 2017

Microchip’s ICD4 programmer - speed performance demo

Microchip compares the speed performance of its previous model ICD3 programmer with the new ICD4 programmer, which provides around twice the speed.
16th August 2017

RS Components to sponsor open source design conference

RS Components (RS) is sponsoring ORConf, an open source digital design and embedded systems conference that covers from the transistor level up to Linux user space and beyond — featuring presentations and discussion on free and open source IP projects, implementations on FPGA and in silicon, verification, EDA tools, licensing and embedded software.
14th August 2017

LEDs shed more light in smaller packages

LEDs shed more light in smaller packages
Three series of second-generation LEDs from Cree that offer higher performance with greater efficiency and longer service life are in stock at RS Components. The LEDs target design engineers and are suitable for a diverse range of lighting applications including spot, street, parking area, and both low- and high-bay lighting.
8th August 2017

Thermal protection material comes in easy-to-use format

Thermal protection material comes in easy-to-use format
A range of soft-PGS (Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet) thermal interface material from Panasonic is now available at RS Components. The material provides excellent thermal protection in an easy-to-use format that makes it ideal for delivering thermal management and heatsinking in applications where space is limited.
3rd August 2017

Distributor unveils crowdfunding initiative

Distributor unveils crowdfunding initiative
An initiative to help members of its DesignSpark engineering community realise their product and business ideas has been launched by RS Components (RS) in collaboration with Crowdcube, a leading UK-based online equity crowdfunding platform. The agreement between RS and Crowdcube extends the third-party services available to UK-based DesignSpark members
2nd August 2017

Oscilloscopes speed up design evaluation

Oscilloscopes speed up design evaluation
  A series of oscilloscopes that capture and display significantly more signal than competitive units is available at RS Components. The TBS2000 oscilloscopes from Tektronix offer 10 vertical and 15 horizontal divisions. The series also offers dedicated controls that provide quick access to important settings enabling better and faster evaluation of designs.
1st August 2017

Distributor lends helping hand to training charity

Distributor lends helping hand to training charity
RS Components (RS) is supporting a Northamptonshire-based charity in its mission to encourage youngsters into engineering. Northamptonshire Industrial Training Association Ltd (NITAL), a provider of training and apprenticeships for young people looking to enter the industry, is being given product donations by RS for use in NITAL’s Training Academy, based in Kettering.
24th July 2017


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