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Premier Farnell plc : element14 to launch the latest dev kits, Raspberry Pi accessories and EAGLE at CeBIT 2013, Sydney

05/22/2013 | 03:33am US/Eastern
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The latest dev kits from Freescale and the newest Raspberry Pi accessories; camera board and Embedded Pi, are available at the element14 booth

Sydney, 22 May 2013 - element14 (formerly Farnell), together with some of their leading suppliers such as  Freescale, Tektronix and Raspberry Pi will present at CeBIT 2013 the latest products for applications in communications, wireless, sensing and industrial automation; the Beaglebone Black, Freescale Freedom Board, Arduino™ compatible Cookie board, Raspberry Pi and its accessories, Tektronix MSO/DSOs, and the latest version 6.4 of PCB software Cadsoft EAGLE, on 28-30 May 2013 in Sydney.

"Together with some of our industry-leading suppliers we are pleased to present the latest range of dev kits for engineers in electronics design, and also to launch the newest Raspberry Pi accessories in Australia. We hope customers will come by our booth in CeBIT to try out the latest solutions and test equipment or just to chat with our technical experts," says Pete Davis, Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand, element14 Asia-Pacific. The newest products from element14's locally-stocked warehouse are available for immediate despatch for fast delivery throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Visitors to element14's booth are invited to discuss with tech experts the much anticipated newest member of the BeagleBone family.  This lower-cost, higher performance BeagleBone Black development platform, based on TI's Sitara AM3358 processor, features an ARM Cortex™-A8 processor running at 1GHz, an onboard HDMI, and delivers double the memory.  It is available from au.element14.com, order code 2291620.

Other dev kits include the Freescale Freedom Board (order code 2191861), Freescale Sabre Lite Dev Kit (order code 2124398),  Arduino compatible Cookie Board (order code 2136556), Arduino UNO (order code 1848687), and Digilent Chipkit UNO32 dev boards compatible with existing Arduino™ hardware and software (order code 1893211).

Visitors can also get a hands-on experience of Raspberry Pi Model B 512MB and its latest accessories, the camera board and Embedded Pi. Take pictures and video with the Raspberry Pi camera board which can also be used for security and VoIP projects, featuring 5 megapixel native resolution sensor, and supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.

In addition, the low cost triple-play Embedded Pi platform bridges the massively popular design worlds of Raspberry Pi, Arduino and 32 bit embedded ARM.  It features a STMicroelectronics STM32F103 microcontroller, and users can download CooCox development tools, an ARM development tool environment for Cortex-M MCU. 

A broad portfolio from Tektronix is also available from element14, including mixed signal oscilloscopes MSO/DPO3000, arbitrary function generator AFG2021, entry level TBS1000 Digital Storage Oscilloscope, and Keithley 2200 power supplies. All franchised Tektronix and Keithley products purchased from element14 during May to July 2013, come with a 5-year warranty at no additional cost.

CadSoft EAGLE Version 6.4 includes a series of new interoperability features and improved design simulation and modelling to further extend the appeal of this award-winning and easy-to-use PCB software for professional board design. Additions include an LT-Spice connection, allowing engineers to import and simulate LT-Spice schematics into EAGLE and vice versa. Version 6.4 also delivers an improved user interface, control panel and display and search function making the software easier to use and contributes to increasing design productivity.

Visitors to the element14 booth at Hall 5, V78, at CeBIT 2013, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, can enjoy a variety of deals, and view a wide selection of leading electronics solutions for electronic system design, and maintenance and repair - use the promotional code elem1yv07 to claim a complimentary ticket to the element14 booth.

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About element14

element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, element14 is the trusted global source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Asia Pacific.

For more information visit the website:
Australia: au.element14.com
China: cn.element14.com
Korea: kr.element14.com
Hong Kong: hk.element14.com
India: in.element14.com
Malaysia: my.element14.com
New Zealand: nz.element14.com
Philippines: ph.element14.com
Singapore: sg.element14.com
Taiwan: tw.element14.com
Thailand: th.element14.com

About Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Its differentiated proposition includes 29 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 Community for design engineers - an industry first (www.element14.com). With sales last year of £952m the Group distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of over 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers' needs.

While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly. It trades locally as Farnell in Europe, Newark/element14 in North America and Mexico and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Across Asia Pacific the business trades as element14.

Key facts

  • Operations in 35 different countries
  • 4,100 employees
  • Over 2 million customer contacts in 156 industries
  • Over 3,500 leading suppliers
  • Over 400,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand
  • Global leader in legislation RoHS, WEEE, REACH

 For more information visit the website at Premier Farnell.

For news updates from element14 visit:

Premier Farnell News Centre - www.premierfarnell.com/media-centre

Twitter - @element14news; @element14

Facebook - /element14page

Email: pressoffice@premierfarnell.com

Media Contact Details:                                        

Christina Loh

Communications, element14 Asia Pacific

Tel: +65 6671 8769

Email: cloh@element14.com

James Maclean-Horton
Digital Marketing, Australia & New Zealand, element14
Tel:  (61) 2 9645 8854

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