Collaborative Robotics

In this issue of the Empowering Innovation Together ebook, Mouser takes an in-depth look at Collaborative Robotics. We examine “cobots” in industrial environments, motor control in complex robotics and design considerations. We also look at how robots and humans interact and coexist with each other as they work.

Generation Robot

Robots may be as disruptive as the automobile, causing us to rethink how we live and work. In Mouser’s 5-part Empowering Innovation Together video series, Grant Imahara departs on another technical journey to explore the frontier of robotics, meeting with researchers, engineers and visionaries shaping the robotic future.

Instrumentation Design Challenges and Solutions

Electronic instrumentation and measurement designs are pushing the boundaries of performance, power, and integrated features to meet or exceed the design challenges of various industries. Mouser takes a look at the characteristics modern instruments require to meet customer expectations and important properties of instrumentation amplifiers.

Drones Ascend to New Heights: Bringing Unique Perspective to Broadening Markets

Fewer emerging technologies have captured the imagination as dramatically as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or as they are more commonly referred to, drones. The same technological innovations that have brought us smartphones, IoT and wearables have brought us an explosion of drones. See what expanding horizons of application development await.

New Easy-to-Use BOM Tool

Mouser Electronics recently launched FORTE, an intelligent bill of materials (BOM) management tool intended to save time and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components. Free to Mouser account holders, FORTE offers access to more than 4 million part numbers and it quickly validates part numbers, product availability, and price.Mouser Forte

FORTE’s features and benefits:

  • Evaluates the millions of daily interactions of purchasing professionals and engineers
  • Analyzes partial part numbers and descriptions to suggest the best options for customers
  • Offers expanded customization, added intelligence, and enhanced part match confidence
  • Remembers users’ preferences, spreadsheet layouts, naming conventions, and previous product orders.
  • Translations for all of Mouser’s supported language
  • Supports most common file formats, real-time product pricing and availability, and easy purchasing directly from the BOM.

 

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Mouser Stocks STM32 LoRaWAN Discovery Board

Mouser Electronics currently offers the STMicroelectronics STM32 LoRaWAN Discovery Board. The new Discovery Kit and I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 STM32 LoRa Arduino-compatible extension board (available to order from Mouser) offer you a development platform for learning and evaluating solutions based on LoRa and FSK/OOK radio frequency (RF) communication.Mouser_STSTM32LoRaWAN

The ST STM32 LoRaWAN Discovery Kit is based on an all-in-one Murata Type ABZ open module solution to address low-power wide area networks (LPWAN) and support the LoRaWAN long-range wireless protocol. An STM32L072 ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontroller—featuring 192 KB of flash memory, 20 KB of RAM, and 6 KB of EEPROM—powers the Type ABZ mdoule. The STM32L0 ultra-low-power microcontroller offers low-power design features, targeting battery-powered and energy-harvesting applications.

ST’s I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 STM32 LoRa extension board includes a LoRaWAN module powered by an STM32L052 microcontroller, an SMA connector, a 50-Ω antenna, and headers compatible with Arduino Uno R3 boards. The board features three ST environmental sensors: an LSM303AGR accelerometer and magnetometer, an HTS221 relative humidity and temperature sensor, and an LPS22HB pressure sensor.

Both the Discovery board and NUCLEO board come with LoRaWAN class A-certified I-CUBE-LRWAN embedded software that enables designers to set up a complete LoRaWAN node.

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Mouser Shipping CC1350 SensorTag Development Kit and Antenna Kit

Mouser Electronics how has two new Texas Instruments development kits in stock: the CC1350 SensorTag development kit and the sub-1-GHz and 2.4-GHz antenna kit for LaunchPad and SensorTag. Designed for low-power wide area networks (LPWAN), the CC1350 features dual-band connectivity that expands the functionality of a sub-1 GHz network with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) implementations.The sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz antenna kit for LaunchPad and SensorTag enables you to perform tests to determine the optimal antenna for applications.Texas Instr Mouser CC1350

CC1350 SensorTag development kit:

  • Expands the SensorTag ecosystem with a single-chip Bluetooth Smart radio and a sub-1-GHz radio.
  • Offers easy mobile phone integration with long-range connectivity based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 processor
  • Runs for years on a single coin cell battery
  • Enables direct connection with Bluetooth to smartphones and tablets, combined with a 2-km range for the sub-1-GHz radio interface

The sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz antenna kit for LaunchPad and SensorTag includes:

  • 16 tested and characterized antennas for frequencies from 169 MHz to 2.4 GHz, including PCB antennas, Helical antenna, chip antennas, and dual-band antennas for 868 or 915 MHz combined with 2.4 GHz.
  • A µSMA (JSC) cable to connect to LaunchPad and SensorTag kits, including the CC1350 SensorTag development kit, as well as the CC2650 LaunchPad and CC1310 LaunchPad.
  • A µSMA (JSC)-to-SMA connector for connecting the kit or antennas to a standard SMA connector

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Human Vision Image-Sensing System Provides 10× Faster Recognition

Mouser Electronics is now offering Omron Electronic Components’s fully integrated B5T HVC-P2 face detection sensor modules. The Human Vision Component (HVC) plug-in modules are based on Omron’s OKAO Vision Image Sensing Technology, which is used to quickly and accurately detect human bodies and faces.Omron Image Sensors

Well suite for a variety of IoT applications, the face detection sensor modules comprise a camera and a separate main board that are connected via a flexible flat cable, which enables you to install it on the edge of a flat display unit. The boards feature UART and USB interfaces to control the module and send the data output (as no image output, 160 × 120 pixels, or 320 × 240 pixels) to an external system.

Available in both wide-angle (90-degree lens) and long-distance lenses (50-degree lens), the B5T HVC-P2 modules can detect a human body up to four times per second. The long-distance module can detect and presume attributes (e.g., gender and age, sight line, and facial expression) from a maximum distance of 3 m. The wide-angle module can cover an area 100 cm × 75 cm from a distance of 50 cm.

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