Cost-effective, flexible and innovative development solutions from Microchip enhance element14’s unrivalled product portfolio of electronic-design centric products in Asia Pacific

element14, formally Farnell, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the latest additions of cost-effective and versatile development kits from Microchip to its growing inventory of over 120,000 unique components.

Innovative platform for development evaluation for APAC electronic design engineers
Touch sensing technologies today have become a standard in a burgeoning number of high-in-demand consumer electronics from mobile phones to computer screens and GPS devices; electronic design engineers today need innovative development solutions that have extensive capabilities to keep pace with the ever-changing demands. element14 has strengthened its partnership with Microchip by offering the latest, cutting-edge development solutions to empower electronic design engineers across Asia Pacific with state-of-the-art technology to meet their constantly evolving design needs.

Serving as the cornerstone for the PIC24FJ256DA210 family, the PIC24FJ256DA210 Microchip Development Kit is a low cost, yet highly flexible platform that allows design engineers to evaluate the features and performance of the series with integrated graphics, USB and mTouch™.

The mTouch series, which allows electronic design engineers to analyse and adjust their designs’ touch sensing functions, is the newest additions from Microchip to element14’s expansive product inventory. The varied functionalities of these kits ensure that they will be able to support a multitude of requirements.

The mTouch AR1000, which features an AR1000 development board and PICkit™ Serial Analyzer, is another easy-to-operate and affordable tool for designers who intend to start on AR1000 resistive touch screen controllers. For design engineers who require the ability to easily adjust critical parameters in their design, they will now have at their disposal the mTouch Projected Capacitive Development Kit using the integrated Graphical User Interface (GUI) tool. Finally, the enhanced mTouch Capacitive Touch Evaluation Kit’s Diagnostic Tool allows users to analyse application-critical information in real-time as it relates to touch sensor behaviour.

The last of these latest additions is the Multimedia Expansion Board, which provides design engineers with a highly adaptive and comprehensive solution for the development of high impact User Interfaces. Electronic design engineers can easily utilize this kit to connect to any PIC32 Starter Kit, and from there develop, program and debug their designs in a hassle-free manner.

Customers will be able to enjoy an unrivalled purchase and support experience through element14’s unique offering. Customers can purchase with ease and flexibility via multiple channels with no minimum quantity or value, and next day delivery. 24/7 customer service telephone support and 24/5 online technical support in local languages is also available. In addition, customers can also visit and engage with the element14 online community to research, consult industry experts, and collaborate with design engineers and electronics enthusiasts around the globe.

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