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RS Components boosts IoT-focused prototyping, coding, making and learning with XinaBox xChips

Cores including cryptography, sensing, LoRaWAN, plus bridge boards to popular SBCs let new projects go straight to coding

LONDON, UK, 12 July, 2018 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, is adding more ways to prototype and expand the functionality of popular single-board computers like Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone, with XinaBox xChip hardware modules ( https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?sra=oss&r=t&searchTerm=XinaBox ).

The xChip concept makes a wide variety of electronic functions available in a standardised modular format that can be assembled, in any order, to build electronic devices quickly and easily. No soldering or breadboarding is required and users can begin coding in minutes without prior electronics knowledge, as there is no need to design and debug hardware. xChips work in all popular programming environments.

RS is stocking an expanding selection of xChip cores including ESP8266, ESP32, ATSAMD21/Cortex M0+, ATmega328P, and SHA-256 cryptographic acceleration, LoRaWAN communication, gesture detection, and VOC environmental/weather sensing, which enhance opportunities for developing Internet of Things (IoT) and other projects.

The full range of xChip modules from XinaBox encompasses processor boards and a variety of supporting functions including WiFi and Bluetooth, OLED displays, capacitive touch sensing, proximity sensing, temperature sensing, universal digital and analogue input modules and many others. In addition, users can take advantage of numerous posted projects that are available online to assist learning or jump-start development of new products.

xChip bridges are available to connect with Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Zero, BeagleBone Black, Minnowboard, 96 Boards and Micro:Bit allowing designers, makers and teachers to use their preferred single-board computer for rapid prototyping, STEM teaching or simply learning to code.

An advanced USB programming interface supporting the Arduino IDE and a Raspberry Pi programming interface are also available.

In addition to supporting prototyping and learning activities, XinaBox xChip modules are robust and cost effective for use in scaled beta testing or to support rapid turnaround and product customisation when used as the final hardware in small-run projects.

Products in the XinaBox xChip range are now in stock and shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

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

About XinaBox
XinaBox produces modular electronic hardware for developing, making products and learning. We allow users to prototype rapidly and cheaply, significantly improving time to market. xChips are also used by school and college students to build, experiment and learn. Without soldering, wiring, breadboarding, or hardware knowledge, the developer can assemble a circuit in a matter of minutes, and get straight to coding.

XinaBox Limited is incorporated in Ireland. For more information, please visit XinaBox.cc.

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