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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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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

RS Components, Digilent sign global accord

RS Components, Digilent sign global accord
RS Components (RS) has signed a global distribution agreement with Digilent. The agreement augments the extensive portfolio of semiconductors and tools stocked by RS from a wide range of leading semiconductor vendors.The deal provides access to a wide range of popular FPGA and microcontroller development boards, JTAG programmers and a range of microcontroller peripheral application boards and portable instruments.
11th April 2017

Add GPS time & location to a Raspberry Pi

Add GPS time & location to a Raspberry Pi
Find out how to add Adafruit’s Ultimate GPS HAT to a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, giving Pi high accuracy time capabilities, in addition to positioning capabilities. Andrew Back, a regular contributor to DesignSpark, takes you through every stage of the project providing all the code you need to test and implement the Ultimate GPS Hat.
10th April 2017

Sensors integrate technology onto single CMOS chip

Sensors integrate technology onto single CMOS chip
The SPD800 series of CMOS technology digital and analogue differential pressure sensors from Sensirion is now available at RS Components (RS). Targeting high-volume applications, the sensors have been designed to measure the pressure of air and non-aggressive gases and deliver accurate and stable results covering a range of up to +/–500 Pa (+/– 5 millibars or +/– 2 inches of water), even at very low differential pressures.
4th April 2017

Test and measurement range bolstered by 500 additions

Test and measurement range bolstered by 500 additions
Adding considerable muscle to its test and measurement range RS Components has added more than 500 professional, affordable products to the RS Pro range. The products, which previously formed the ISO-TECH range, have been rebranded to strengthen the own-brand portfolio of more than 40,000 high-quality competitively priced industrial products and electronic components.
3rd April 2017

Begin your IoT cloud computing adventure with an Imagination Technologies Creator Ci40 kit

Begin your IoT cloud computing adventure with an Imagination Technologies Creator Ci40 kit
If you’re looking for a serious contender for your IoT projects, you might feel somewhat bemused by the mass of 64-bit SBCs that have sprung up in the wake of the Raspberry Pi’s success. In a guest blog, Redstone reviews the Creator Ci40 Kit from Imagination Technologies. Article contributed by RS Components (click for original).
3rd April 2017

Students flock to free-for-download PCB design tool

Students flock to free-for-download PCB design tool
The free-for-download DesignSpark PCB design tool has racked up 100,000 users of the educational network licence says RS Components. Since the introduction of DesignSpark PCB in 2011, the educational network licence has enabled 100,000 users from more than 200 places of education across the globe, including schools, academies, colleges and universities, to learn, share and use the PCB tool quickly and effectively.
2nd April 2017


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