Over the years we have worked very hard to ensure we stock the very best products from market leading names. As part of this we have become official suppliers for a number of brands. Of these Waveshare is one that really stands out, particularly for people who are involved in creating their own interactive projects. The Arduino range is very highly regarded because of the flexibility and performance on offer. Continue reading “Arduino is a great choice for bespoke interactive projects” »
One of the most interesting characteristics of modern life is the increasing number of ways we are embracing technology into the tasks and actions we take. Many of you will be aware of the “internet of things”, a development which allows us to control non-computerised appliances at home or work from remote locations. A necessary requirement for success with this is, of course, home and office automation systems. For those looking to implement such a system ZigBee ZE20 starter kits are perfect. Continue reading “ZigBee ZE20 starter kits are your way to straightforward success” »
One of the most important things to do when helping someone learn a new ability or skill is to make sure that what they do at the start is relevant to them as they go on. By this we mean that there is no value in teaching skills in a basic version of something when it is completely different to what will be required as they move to a more advanced level. In terms of learning about AVR programmers we have designed the USB STK200 AVR starter kits to deliver this. Continue reading “The USB STK200 AVR kit for all levels of programming” »
Over the years we’ve been proud to provide In-System Programming (ISP) devices for all levels of use. These devices allow you to program – or if required re-program – logic devices and microcontrollers without any need to remove the actual chipset to carry it out. Whilst this is of great value to those involved in specific projects or prototype design, the highest level of benefit is reflected in using devices that can handle this work on a very large scale. Continue reading “The advantages of a safe and reliable bulk ISP programmer device” »
The greatest thing about handheld programmers is the amount of time they can save when it comes to programming a large number of devices. With them it is a simple case of pre-programming the programmer with the correct code, plugging it in to a device and pressing a single button. That is all it takes. Continue reading “The convenience and time saving of handheld programmers” »
For any electronic trainers and engineers, the tools that we have in stock are ones that can prove most beneficial. Having done business with customers from various countries around the world, our merchandise has made quite the impression to say the least. A must have for any professional, the Xeltek SuperPro 6100 universal programmers are unlike many others. Continue reading “Quick and easy programming with the Xeltek SuperPro Univeral Programmers” »
Despite a number of alternates and variations being available USB 2.0 remains the most popular form of connectivity to include in a device. This is as true of prototype and one off projects as it is mass produced equipment. Whilst a number of options are available to achieve adding it, Quick USB modules are a solution which we would not hesitate to recommend. Continue reading “Affordable and reliable USB for your projects” »
In order for microcontrollers to work effectively they need to be able to communicate with devices without needing to be connected to a host computer. This is important otherwise the micro part would be lost; in order to accommodate the computer controllers would have to be far larger and more expensive.
There are, to start this article with wording we wouldn’t normally use, very few areas of our world which are not touched by controversy from time to time. Our area of expertise – programmers, chips and other forms of electronic tools – is by no means an exception to this. If we were asked to identify one area in particular which has been controversial over the years, it is with little or no hesitation that we’d say universal programmers. Continue reading “Understanding what universal means in universal programmers” »
It is true of virtually any industry that there is always one brand name which stands out for excellence more than any other. In respect of our field of speciality, Sena is such a brand. This is of course particularly true in respect of Bluetooth ZigBee device servers. These are a highly in-demand product, and Sena command an unrivalled position in terms of delivering the best and most reliable ones.