London - element14 announced the launch of its new portal 'Build your own BoosterPack' that provides supporting resources to enable designers to create their own BoosterPack , an add-on board designed to work with one of Texas Instruments ( TI's) microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad evaluation kits. The step-by-step process gives the engineering and maker communities a systematic framework to work with to bring a new product to market. The advantages of this site are the comprehensive support it provides through its links to leading industry partners whom developers will need to collaborate with on creating their new board, such as design, raise funds, prototype, manufacture and promote the board.
David Shen, Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell said: "We are proud to launch this industry-first portal on our 200,000 member-strong Community site where we bring design engineers, hobbyists and supplier partners in direct contact and shorten tremendously their time-to-market for a new product. We encourage and support our customers to develop new add-ons to the TI MCU LaunchPad and we will help take them from conception of design through development, prototyping to delivery in the market."
Using TI's MCU LaunchPad evaluation kits, such as the MSP430(TM) LaunchPads, C2000(TM) LaunchPad, Hercules (TM) LaunchPad and Tiva(TM) LaunchPad, developers can design their own add-on BoosterPack accessory board. They are encouraged to leverage the element14 Community as a one-stop shop to submit their ideas to garner interest and more ideas, collaborate with others, raise funds to build their BoosterPack, get their design quoted and built, to promoting the new product. Visit http://www.element14.com/community
Adrian Fernandez, Manager - TI MCU Launchpad ecosystem, Texas Instruments , said: "The ecosystem of TI MCU LaunchPads is widely used across many industry segments as a way to evaluate TI's MCU platforms in an easy and cost-effective manner. Applications include consumer electronics, alternative energy, automation, medical electronics and so much more. Our innovative customers constantly impress us with the new functionalities they design into their BoosterPacks, and we are delighted to collaborate in the hosting of this one-stop portal at element14 which facilitates step-by-step the creation of an add-on, right through to production and delivery. This makes it possible now for any developer to turn an idea for a BoosterPack into a commercial success."
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Launched in June 2009, element14 is the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store specifically built for electronic design engineers. The community recently unveiled its element14 knode , a unique automated platform that enables engineers to quickly research, design, develop and prototype in a single, intelligent environment. element14 is an innovative offering from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), FTSE 250, a leader in multi-channel electronics distribution trading throughout Europe (Farnell), the Americas (Newark) and Asia Pacific (element14). The company had group sales of 952m last year.
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