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RS Components adds IoT development solutions to portfolio with new Arrow SmartEverything boards

SmartEverything boards provide wireless support including LoRa communications for Internet of Things development

OXFORD, UK, 11 July 2017 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is extending its portfolio of high-quality development boards with the introduction of two new SmartEverything solutions from Arrow. ( http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/semiconductors/semiconductor-development-kits/radio-frequency-development-kits/?applied-dimensions=4293332331 ) The SmartEverything LION IoT development system-on-module (SoM) board and the SmartEverything ARIS IoT board both offer support for Internet of Things (IoT) application development.

The SmartEverything LION SoM board is based on an Arduino form-factor board that features a Microchip LoRa module, which enables low-data-rate communications to be made over long distances. LoRa enables data from devices such as on-board sensors and actuators to be connected to the cloud to update data and control information for M2M and IoT applications. Features of the board include: the low-power Microchip ARM Cortex-M0+ powered CPU along with Microchip Crypto-Authentication; a 868MHz antenna; a Telit GPS module with embedded antenna; and MEMS accelerometer and gyroscope sensors which provide extra functionality for tracking and monitoring performance.

The SmartEverything ARIS IoT board is a complete hardware/software platform built around the high-performance Renesas Synergy S7 Series microcontroller, which features an ARM Cortex-M4 processor running at 240MHz with 4MB of code flash and 640kB SRAM memory. The ARIS board is an all-purpose tool with an Arduino R3 compatible footprint and connections, as well as Arduino extension shields that can be used for implementing extra functionality hardware features.

The ARIS board communicates with other devices and the cloud via Ethernet 10/100 or USB, and offers wirelessly connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart (BLE), and NFC protocols. Sensing capability includes temperature and humidity devices, and motion detection is provided by an accelerometer and two-axis gyroscope connected via the SPI bus. Other on-board devices include 512MB of serial flash and 32MB of SDRAM memory, as well as an energy harvesting NFC Forum Type 2 Tag with field detection pin and I²C interface, and a multi-touch 4/5-wire resistive touchscreen controller with proximity sensing. The board also provides interaction and access via the GPIO pins, LEDs and pushbuttons.

Development process functions for the boards include the on-board J-Link debugger, support for crypto-bootloaders, and Over-the-Air (OTA) firmware updates. Engineers are able to focus on application development using the various helpful features available on the ARIS platform, including the Renesas Eclipse Embedded Studio (e² Studio), which is the implemented Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

The Arrow SmartEverything LION SoM and Arrow SmartEverything ARIS IoT board are available now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific 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 whttp://www.rs-online.com.

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