RS Components Supports Rapid Prototyping With Availability of New mbed Application Board

RS Components Supports Rapid Prototyping With Availability of New mbed 
Application Board 
New mbed application board packs in an abundance of connectivity and
sensing options for virtually unlimited range of engineering projects 
OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/13 -- RS Components
(RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the
world's leading high service distributor of electronics and
maintenance products, has announced the availability of a new mbed
application board. 
Based around the mbed developer platform, the new mbed application
board includes a host of connectors and external interfaces,
eliminating the requirement for add-on boards and thus reducing
valuable design time for engineers. 
The new application board is credit-card sized (54mm x 86mm) and is
specifically designed for use with the mbed NXP LPC1768
microcontroller module. Providing multi-functional capability, the
new board enables the maximum number of potential experiments and
projects, while retaining board footprint at a minimum.  
The mbed application board offers an impressive array of features
including a 128 x 32 graphics LCD; a 3-axis accelerometer;
temperature sensor; servo-motor headers; PWM controlled LEDs; socket
for ZigBee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity; Ethernet and
USB connectors; and a speaker and I/O audio jacks. 
"This new application board is an important addition to the mbed
family that allows engineers to experience ARM(R) technology-based
programming," said Mark Cundle, Head of Technical Marketing, RS
Components. "Designed specifically for use with the mbed NXP LPC1768,
the module saves engineers significant time in project development,
and the huge range of connectivity options brings a huge range of
'Internet-of-Things' (IoT) applications into play." 
Please click mbed application board for more information, and to make
a purchase from RS stock. 
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 GBP 1.27bn. 
Further information is available via these links: 
Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS  
RS Components on Linkedin  
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components 
Relevant Links: 
Electrocomponents plc  
www.electrocomponents.com  
RS Components  
www.rs-components.com  
DesignSpark  
http://www.designspark.com
Contacts:
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RS Components
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+44 (0)1536 405752
joanne.youson@rs-components.com
www.rs-components.com 
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