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Available from RS Components, new generation of Barth mini-PLCs now compatible with Arduino

New STG-800 series from Barth Elektronik can be programmed via Arduino IDE software to enable fast and easy start for development

OXFORD, UK, 21 September, 2017 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced that the recently launched STG-800 range of mini-PLCs from Barth Elektronik ( http://uk.rs-online.com/web/b/barth/ ) is now programmable via popular Arduino software. ( http://uk.rs-online.com/web/b/arduino/ )

RS is the exclusive global distributor for the STG-800 mini-PLC range, which provides hardware-oriented microcontroller programming with low current consumption in a small form factor. The units deliver a best-fit solution for a whole range of smaller applications that simply do not require overly powerful PLCs. They are suited to use in a wide range of applications, including industrial and building automation, automotive and maritime technology, technical education/university, and white goods.

Barth is now providing a free-of-charge software patch ( https://www.barth-elektronik.com/en/Arduino-stg.html ) for the latest Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to support all models in the STG-800 range. The three STG-800 mini-PLCs are based on a 32-bit ARM® Cortex® processor, which delivers a step change in performance. In addition to the Arduino IDE, the PLCs can be programmed via the established miCon-L software, as well as allowing open-source C-programming with the KEIL® µVision software suite. All the PLCs offer 10 I/O and a CAN interface, enabling communication with external devices.

The STG-800 offers five digital inputs, three configurable for 0 to 30 VDC analogue inputs with a 12-bit ADC, one as a 25kHz-input event counter, one as a 40µs-input pulse and frequency counter, five solid-state power outputs (up to 1.5 A), four high side, and one low side that can also support a 16-bit 1Hz to 25kHz power PWM output. The STG-810 model adds an IrDA (Infrared) port for communication with the PG-65 parameter programmer. The STG-820 model offers the same as the STG-810, but has a 0-5V analogue output instead of PWM. All three PLCs come with connectors and are complemented by open-source templates, the miCon-L software suite and manuals and sample programs, which can all be downloaded.

The Barth STG-800 mini-PLC range is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia regions.

About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.rs-online.com.

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