element14 has entered into a new global distribution agreement with Connective Peripherals that will enhance its range of market-leading connectivity products for customers.
Lee Turner, Global Head of Semiconductors and Single Board Computing at Farnell and element14 said: “Connective Peripherals is an important addition to element14’s connectivity portfolio. Their broad range of simple-to-use adapter boards and cables is suitable for a range of industries and applications, delivering connectivity between USB and serial interfaces. Connective Peripherals’ specialist range of adapter boards can extend existing product lifetimes and speed up new designs, enabling our customers to bring new products to market much faster.”
The addition of Connective Peripherals expands element14’s existing portfolio of products for field and lab-based engineers in a wide variety of applications where it is necessary to connect to instruments or systems via serial ports to carry out field-based configuration, upgrades and maintenance.
The product range enables modern PCs and laptops to use a USB Type C port to connect directly to legacy serial interfaces such as RS232/RS422/RS485, CANbus, SPI, I2C, or JTAG. All adaptors and cables feature built-in electronics, making it easy to connect to any equipment.
The cables are also available with connectors, bare ends or single-pole female receptacles, enabling use with systems that offer D-type connectors, header connectors or which require wires to be soldered to the board.
The range of connectivity solutions from Connective Peripherals now in stock at element14 includes:
- The ES-U-1001 family offull-speed USB to RS232 adaptors is ideal for a wide variety of equipment with serial management and debug ports. Powered from a USB port, the adaptors provide a single RS232 port on DB9 connector with easy plug-and-play installation.
- USB Type C High-Speed MPSSE provides a fast, simple way to connect devices with 3.3 Volt digital interfaces to USB-C. It includes an MPSSE serial engine which gives it the ability to emulate synchronous serial protocols such as SPI, I2C and JTAG.
- The USB2-F-7×01 Full Speed USB to 1-Port CANBus Adapterprovides a simple method of adapting CANbus devices to USB. Each USB2-F-7×01 contains a small internal electronic circuit board mounted inside of a plastic case capable of withstanding industrial temperature ranges.