LONDON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Next generation board provides designers with precision accelerometer, pressure sensor and magnetometer
Premier Farnell today announced the launch of its exclusive multi MEMS development board for Xtrinsic sensors, a low cost enablement solution that allows designers to easily understand and test the latest sensing technologies with a next generation accelerometer, pressure sensor and a magnetometer to measure motion, altitude or pressure, detect magnetic fields and determine physical position.
Designed to work with a range of key applications including mobiles and tablets, remote controls, game consoles, navigation and medical devices, the new development board for Xtrinsic sensors offers design engineers real flexibility and comes with a Freescale Freedom FRDM-KL25Z platform to help demonstrate the sensor board functionality. The FRDM-KL25Z is an ultra-low-cost development platform enabled by the energy-efficient Kinetis L Series KL1x and KL2x MCUs families built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor.
Device drivers and sample codes are also included to cater for the easy evaluation and demonstration of the performance of the sensors to measure motion, altitude, pressure, the detection of magnetic fields and physical position. In addition, each of the development boards comes equipped with a USB cable and quick start guide.
"With its precision sensing capabilities the new development board for Xtrinsic sensors is an ideal companion for the Freedom platform and gives developers a low cost, low barrier to entry solution for evaluation and development," said David Shen, Group CTO at Premier Farnell. "The need for accurate, real-time sensing is becoming pervasive and we are excited about the opportunities this new platform offers our customers."
"We are looking forward to seeing the kind of ideas design engineers will produce using this new platform, and Premier Farnell's proven distribution channels and lively element14 community will play a significant role in fuelling those concepts," said Babak Taheri, vice president and general manager of Freescale's Sensor and Actuator Solutions Division. "With its intelligent integration and next-generation sensor tools, this new Board delivers smart, differentiated applications to users in a wide range of focus areas, helping them maximise the design potential of their projects."
Premier Farnell offers design engineers a space to share project concepts with 170,000 members in its award-winning online community element14, the first of its kind. Additionally the industry's most comprehensive online knowledge resource for electronic design, the Knode on element14, is a first stop for any engineer undertaking a design project with a development kit.
Key features of the multi MEMS development board for Xtrinsic sensors include:
• Xtrinsic MPL3115 high-precision pressure sensor
• Xtrinsic MAG3110 low-power 3D magnetometer
• Xtrinsic MMA8491Q 3-axis digital accelerometer
• FRDM-KL25Z Freescale Freedom Development Platform:
- ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU, up to 48 MHz
- 128 KB Flash, 16 KB SRAM
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 (http://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.
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