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Sense the real-world with Newark element14's MEMS Sensor Evaluation Board

January 29, 2014 – CHICAGO – Sense the real world by measuring motion, altitude and pressure along with the detection of magnetic fields and physical position with the new MEMS Sensor Evaluation Board, available from Newark element14.

The MEMS Sensor Evaluation Board is ideal for developing projects and designs on multiple platforms.  The sensor board contains multiple Freescale Xtrinsic sensors including the MPL3115 high-precision pressure sensor, the MAG3110 low-power 3D magnetometer, as well as the MMA8491Q 3-Axis, digital accelerometer making it ideal for applications such as navigation devices, remote controls, wireless controllers, tablet computers or even medical devices.  

The MEMS Sensor Evaluation Board communicates through I2C and is equipped with headers with an Arduino shield and Freescale Freedom footprint. The MEMS Sensor Evaluation Board comes complete with device drivers and sample code to easily evaluate and demonstrate the performance of the sensors. 

"This board will enable even more innovative designs and projects that can react to changes in the real-world," said David Shen, CTO at Newark element14. "This board has been designed for use with multiple embedded platforms and is ideal for both engineers and hobbyists alike. This collaboration is part of our ongoing relationship with Freescale and ensures we remain market leaders in the development board space."

The MEMS Sensor Evaluation Board features:

  • Freescale Freedom KL25Z compatible connector, drivers and software
  • Arduino compatible footprint
  • MPL3115 - High-Precision Pressure Sensor [50 to 110kPa, 2.5v]
  • MAG3110 - Low-power 3D Magnetometer
  • MMA8491Q - 3-Axis, Digital Accelerometer
  • Quick Start Guide

The MEMS Sensor Evaluation Board is priced at $15.29 and available from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in APAC.

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About Newark element14

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 element14), the Americas (Newark element14) and Asia Pacific (element14). The company had group sales of £952m last year.

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 element14), the Americas (Newark element14) and Asia Pacific (element14). The company had group sales of £952m last year.

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European Contact:
Jen Cooke
PR Manager, Europe and Global
Tel: +44 (0) 113 279 0101
Email: jcooke@premierfarnell.com 

APAC Contact:            
Christina Loh
Communications, APAC
Tel: + 65 6671 8769
Email: cloh@element14.com

Ken Leitch
Global Head of PR
Premier Farnell
Tel: +44(0) 207 851 4145
Email: KLeitch@premierfarnell.com

EU PR Agency
Darren Willsher/Andrew Hill
EML Wildfire
Tel: +44 (0) 208 408 8000
Email: element14@emlwildfire.com  

North America contact:
William Polk
PR and Social Media manager
Email:  WPolk@newark.com
Tel: +1 773 907 5199