RS Components (RS) has created a technology hub covering power technology on its DesignSpark website. It includes free design tools and a breadth of key product and system development information.
Sponsored by Maxim Integrated Products, the DesignSpark Power Technology Hub features learning material, application examples, new products, reference designs and free software tools for use by design engineers working on power systems across a multitude of applications.
Effective power management –and especially low-power technology–is critical for all electrical and electronic circuits: from battery-management ICs for low-power applications using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communications, for example, to motor-drive ICs and DC/DC converters up to complete power supplies.
In addition to working with Maxim on the new hub, RS recently signed a distribution agreement with Maxim.
The distributor is significantly expanding its Maxim portfolio to include new power components such as DC-DC converters, as well as devices such as sensors and microcontroller development kits for internet of things (IoT), industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and the growing expanse of wearable applications.
“Our new power tech hub is not only an excellent learning resource for design engineers who are new to power design but is also a point of reference for seasoned designers looking to discover the latest power products and technologies,” said Mike Bray, Vice President of DesignSpark at RS. “We continue to prosper in our relationship with Maxim, working in close collaboration to expand the choice of power ICs for our customers, along with many other devices such as sensors, analogue components and products for IoT development.”