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STM8S903K3T6C 8Bit Microcontroller from STMicroelectronics

If an 8bit microcontroller is needed…

If an 8bit microcontroller is needed, Microchip normally comes up first. STMicroelectronics, a company more commonly associated with 32-bit processors, also offers quite a bit of eight bit technology.

The STM8S903K3T6C, which we are going to introduce today, is a classic member of the family. First of all, take a look at its pricing and let us compare it to a similarly specced Microchip part (PIC16F18875).

As can be seen by the OEMsecrets pricing, SGS stays true to its promise of being cheap – the part is, by and large, more affordable than parts from other vendors. When looking at the integrated peripherals, the STM8S903K3T6C gives you everything – one interesting detail is that STMicroelectronics does not use HEF, but instead provides real EPROM memory for user data. Other than that, Microchip provides more in the peripherals department – features such as the configurable logic cell, standard even on very low end PICs, are not available. However, developers do not need to worry about the development environment; both Microchip and SGS provide IDEs. ST Visual Develop, however, is a custom development not based on the recently-required Atollic.

Keep in mind that the chip is not nearly as wide-spread as PIC and AVR – getting help with an AVR problems is much easier, especially due to the large community grown by various projects such as the Arduino.

What to choose?

OEMSecrets job is to make your life easier in all aspects. Due to that, we will not limit ourselves to introducing you to affordable part – we strive to also tell you what to do. When working on a use case with a small or medium amount of production volume, microcontroller pricing usually is but a small part of the bill of materials. Use our price comparison engine to find a cheap source of a chip you know well, stick to it and run to Venezuela – the man hours needed to learn a new design will not, in most cases, be amortised. If volumes are medium to large (or you have a good relationship to SGS), the STM8 is a sensible choice. However, in many cases, an STM32 can be had for an equal amount of money – ST did an amazing job at keeping their 32bit ARM cores cheap.

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Rapid offers a comprehensive range of optoelectronics, connectors, cable, switches, control and automation, sensors, enclosures, wireless and RF products, from leading brands including Schneider Electric, Telemecanique, Hammond, CamdenBoss, Alpha Wire and many more.

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Upgrade your Industrial Design with Broadcom Parts

Optocouplers – Industrial Fiber – Encoders

New Packages/ More Features/ Better Performance

Get the benefit of enhanced system design through the newest features at the same or lower price with a longer-term assurance of supply.

ACPL-352JThis 5A gate drive optocoupler is a device with integrated fail-safe IGBT and MOSFET diagnostics, protection and fault reporting.

ACPL-C799 is a 1-bit, second-order sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) modular that converts an analog input into a high-speed data stream with galvanic isolation based on optical coupling technology.

AFBR-57E6APZ-HTLow Power 125MBd SFP Transceiver for Fast Ethernet & FDDI (-40°C to +95°C Temperature).

AFBR-59E4APZ-HTThe AFBR-59E4APZ-HT is a new power-saving Small Form Factor transceiver that gives the system designer a product to implement a range of solutions for multimode fiber Fast Ethernet.

AEDR-8700 SeriesThe Broadcom AEDR-871x is a 3-channel reflective optical encoder device providing dual channel quadrature digital outputs and an index channel digital output.

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Rasberry Pi and AI Combined – RS News

Rasberry Pi and AI Combined

Are the likes of AI and deep neural networks purely the realm of expert engineers, scientists and mathematicians?

We don’t think so, so we built a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B based object-identifying appliance, using an Intel Movidius, a Pmod HAT, a Pi camera and a Digilent OLED Pmod. Find out how we got on.

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Embedded World Free Ticket from OEMsecrets

Join OemSecrets.com at Embedded World 2018

Next Tuesday 27th February – Thursday 1st March, meet OEMsecrets at the world’s leading embedded systems conference in Nuremberg, Embedded World. Get your free ticket and meet us for a Tucher or two on stand 4A-612 to rehydrate!

We’ll showcase our latest site developments, including new API capabilities and future site features such as our parametric search. As part of our badge scan promotion and in partnership with Avnet Silica, we’ll also be handing out high-value giveaways. We all look forward to welcoming you on to our booth. See you next week, prost!

Visible Things Industrial Starter Kit in Stock Now!

Visible Things simplifies the complexity of secure edge to enterprise IoT technology. It delivers a complete evaluation and reference platform to connect smart devices right through to the cloud and enterprise software. Avnet Silica supports an ever increasing range of sensor, connectivity, gateway and security technologies, together with cloud, analytics, mobile and enterprise integration services. Avnet Silica regularly add new features, provide updates and deliver training on their Visible Things platform.

Avnet Silica are giving away 10 Industrial Starter Kits worth 329€, so be quick and register here to win!

Visible Things is delivered in the form of many different boards which can be taken depending on the functionality required. The very nature of IoT technology requires the features delivered by these boards to be pre-integrated and tested end to end wherever possible. This fundamental principle of Visible Things allows the users to concentrate on their applications to deliver the target IoT business outcomes.

Please contact visible-things@avnet.eu for more information and general order details.

 

 

Key Features

  • Sensor to server security layer on top of network security
  • Quick evaluation of end application
  • Highest degree of flexibility
  • Reduces development time significantly
  • Optimised power consumption
  • Integrated and tested communication path from
  • Edge to Enterprise
  • Cloud ready

Example of Target Applications

  •  Remote monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance of motors and drives
  • Room control in homes and buildings
  • Lighting and shading (indoor & outdoor)
  • Security and surveillance
  • Home appliances
  • Smart energy (metering & in-home displays)
  • Health care & infrastructure
  • Industrial automation, inspection, drives monitoring, sensor hub

Video: Visible Things Demo at Embedded world 2017

 

 

 

Industrial Gateway Kit demo video.

Avnet Silica’s Field Application Engineer, Werner Busch, presents Visible Things Industrial Gateway Kit, based on Renesas Synergy™ S7G2 processor. This basic kit, among high number of connectivity options, includes everything you need to start your own IoT application.

OEMsecrets Partners with Retronix to enable IC Testing services

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Retronix are considered to be one of the industry leaders in IC testing services. They offer a unique set of technology solutions and can test any components you purchase whilst also offering alloy conversion if you cannot find your part in the specified alloy.

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To support obsolete components listed by verified non-authorised distributors on OEMsecrets, users can now request testing services by clicking the “IC Test” icon, located in the specs column of the search results on OEMsecrets.com. OEMsecrets is a free to use price comparison search engine for electronic parts and components, listing inventory and pricing information from suppliers such as Avnet, Arrow, Digikey, TTI, Farnell and many more.

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Learn more: https://www.oemsecrets.com & http://www.retronix.com/oem-secrets-retronix/

OEMsecrets.com – Electronic Component Suppliers Price Comparison Search Engine

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There are a number of electronic component search engines in the industry, but finding the best price can often be time intensive. Quite often purchasers are simply looking to locate the most competitive price from suppliers and fast!

OEMsecrets has launched the first price comparison search engine in the electronics market.  The UK shopping site helps you to find the best prices and compare inventory availability from dozens of the industry’s largest authorised distributors. By entering a manufacturer part number, buyers can save both time and money when searching to purchase electronic components online. OEMsecrets compares prices on over 15 million electronic component products from suppliers such as Digikey, Mouser, Avnet, Arrow, Farnell, TTI, Buerklin and many more. Suppliers are categorised into authorised and non-authorised divisions for ease of use.

Buyers are able enter a quantity to find the total cost of the product, change currency and filter by region. ‘Buy Now’ links can be clicked, which sends users directly into the shopping cart of distributors ready to order. Datasheets, reference designs, images and samples from suppliers such as Texas Instruments to confirm product specifications are also accessible on the search results page. Compare prices of part number OPA333AID as an example.

The shopping site is also close to launching a price comparison BOM tool which auto selects the best prices from suppliers for hundreds of line items on a components list from authorised distributors.

For those buyers looking to save time locating components and finding the best price online, take a look at OEMsecrets.com