Farnell element14 defines the dev kit space at Embedded World 2014

At this year’s Embedded World Farnell element14 showcased a large selection of new development kits. Alongside the exclusive PSoC®1 Low Power dev kit, designed by Cypress Semiconductor, visitors were fascinated by the new SAMA5D3 Xplained Kit. Designed by Farnell element14 in cooperation with Atmel, it supports engineers in rapid prototyping and evaluation.

The international trade show also marked the start of RIoTboard.org, the official online community for the open source development platform RIoTboard. The board, which was launched shortly before Embedded World in cooperation with Freescale Semiconductor, is ideal for IoT applications and was well received by the visitors and international editors who attended the stand. Designers are encouraged to join RIoTboard.org, where they can buy, design and register their projects. Users will also gain access to quick start guides, which will help them get started with their board.

“Together with our element14 Community, which now boasts 230,000 members worldwide, Farnell element14 now serves as the headquarters for everything related to development kits, ranging from products. to services, as well as online support where members help each other with issues. At Embedded World we successfully showed how we are further strengthening our position in this area”, said Mike Buffham, Global Head of Product and Pricing at Premier Farnell.

Farnell element14 offers an ever-expanding range of solutions covering everything from starter kits through to complete development boards, including the newest releases and exclusive bundles. Through Embest, the leading developer of ARM-based embedded systems, Farnell element14 is able to offer products developed in house, as well as in cooperation with leading semiconductor companies.

About Farnell element14
Farnell 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, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

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

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