industry news
Subscribe Now

RS Components unveils world’s first demonstration of the Raspberry Pi camera module at Electronica 2012

OXFORD, UK, & MUNICH, GERMANY, 13 November, 2012 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is showcasing the only working demonstration of the upcoming Raspberry Pi camera module at Electronica 2012, Munich, November 13-16, 2012.

Visitors to the RS stand can view the world’s first public demonstration of the Raspberry Pi camera module, which contains a 5 megapixel camera phone sensor.  The camera module interfaces to the Raspberry Pi via the existing camera connector, using CSI for data and I2C for control. The camera module will allow users to record 1080p at 30 frames per second in H264 video format.

“We are very excited to be demonstrating the prototype of the camera module publicly for the first time, and we are working to release the production version in the coming months,” said Rob Bishop, Raspberry Pi Foundation. “This is going to allow customers to very cheaply add video input to their projects for anything from robotics to home security systems.”

“It is great to be building on our association with Raspberry Pi with the new camera module,” said Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing at RS. “We realise that there are many customers still eagerly awaiting their Raspberry Pi boards and we can reassure them that we are on track to ship all outstanding orders before Christmas.”

Customers can obtain an updated shipping schedule for the Raspberry Pi board from the RS website at rswww.com/pi.

About RS Components

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 around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn. For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Oct 21, 2020
We'€™re concluding the Online Training Deep Dive blog series, which has been taking the top 15 Online Training courses among students and professors and breaking them down into their different... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site. ...
Oct 20, 2020
In 2020, mobile traffic has skyrocketed everywhere as our planet battles a pandemic. Samtec.com saw nearly double the mobile traffic in the first two quarters than it normally sees. While these levels have dropped off from their peaks in the spring, they have not returned to ...
Oct 19, 2020
Have you ever wondered if there may another world hidden behind the facade of the one we know and love? If so, would you like to go there for a visit?...
Oct 16, 2020
[From the last episode: We put together many of the ideas we'€™ve been describing to show the basics of how in-memory compute works.] I'€™m going to take a sec for some commentary before we continue with the last few steps of in-memory compute. The whole point of this web...

featured video

Demo: Inuitive NU4000 SoC with ARC EV Processor Running SLAM and CNN

Sponsored by Synopsys

Autonomous vehicles, robotics, augmented and virtual reality all require simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) to build a map of the surroundings. Combining SLAM with a neural network engine adds intelligence, allowing the system to identify objects and make decisions. In this demo, Synopsys ARC EV processor’s vision engine (VPU) accelerates KudanSLAM algorithms by up to 40% while running object detection on its CNN engine.

Click here for more information about DesignWare ARC EV Processors for Embedded Vision

Featured Paper

The Cryptography Handbook

Sponsored by Maxim Integrated

The Cryptography Handbook is designed to be a quick study guide for a product development engineer, taking an engineering rather than theoretical approach. In this series, we start with a general overview and then define the characteristics of a secure cryptographic system. We then describe various cryptographic concepts and provide an implementation-centric explanation of physically unclonable function (PUF) technology. We hope that this approach will give the busy engineer a quick understanding of the basic concepts of cryptography and provide a relatively fast way to integrate security in his/her design.

Click here to download the whitepaper

Featured Chalk Talk

Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) Technology

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Texas Instruments

In industrial applications, crystals are not ideal for generating clock signal timing. They take up valuable PCB real-estate, and aren’t stable in harsh thermal and vibration environments. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Nick Smith from Texas Instruments about bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology that offers an attractive alternative to crystals.

More information about Texas Instruments Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) Technology