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PRODUCT SHOWCASE Digi-Key Electronics to distribute National Instruments test and measurement products Microchip’s new 47L64 serial EERAM Digi-Key Electronics announced it has expanded its product portfolio to include certain National Instruments (NI) software-connected test and measurement products. This initiative greatly expands Digi-Key’s overall offerings in automated testing. NI’s USB X Series Multifunction DAQ is now available through Digi-Key Electronics. Companies continue to face the challenge of getting quality products to market with shorter timelines. Engineers using Digi-Key’s global distribution channel and next day shipping have quick access to tools they can use to provide them with high quality, repeatable test and measurement data that will help them accelerate the verification and production of their products. The ease of set up and configuration offered by NI’s PC-based products frees up engineers’ time so they can focus on driving greater impact in development. The 47L64 is structured as a 64Kbit SRAM with EEPROM backup in each memory cell. The SRAM is organized as 8,192 x 8 bits and uses the I2C serial interface. The device can be treated by the user as a full symmetrical read/ write SRAM. The I2C bus uses two signal lines for communication: clock input (SCL) and data (SDA). Access to the device is controlled through a chip address and address pins, allowing up to four devices to share the same bus. Backup to EEPROM is handled by the device on any power disrupt, so the user can effectively view this device as an SRAM that never loses its data. For a quick overview of EERAM see https://youtu.be/17P2MGe4xSY and https://youtu.be/3Q5-hH_yjlw This device is now our largest I2C density EERAM. Our current EERAM families are 4Kb, 16Kb and 64Kb for I2C; and 64Kb, 256Kb, 512Kb and 1Mb for SPI. “Connecting engineers to the right tools when and how they need them accelerates productivity,” said Jim Ramsey, vice president of the Global Partner program at NI. “Offering our products through Digi-Key allows us to meet their customers where they are through the processes they’re accustomed to and gives us new avenues to equip more engineers with the tools they need.” “We’re very proud to be able to offer NI products to our customers,” said David Stein, vice president of global supplier management at Digi-Key. “NI’s automated test and measurement products will help our customers to advance their projects faster by helping them analyze the data from their systems in real time.” For more information about NI and to order from their product portfolio, including USB and PCI DAQ solutions, please visit Digi-Key’s website at www.digikey.com Digi-Key Electronics Thief River Falls Minnesota, USA Phone: 1800 285 719 Website: www.digikey.com Microchip Technology Inc. Unit 32, 41 Rawson Street Epping 2121 NSW Phone: (02) 9868 6733 Website: www.microchip.com Elecrow’s CrowPi2 all-in-one Raspberry Pi laptop CrowPi2 combines a Raspberry Pi and a range of common sensors. It’s useful for learning about STEAM education (STEM plus the arts) and using it as a portable laptop. The CrowPi2 is great for Raspberry Pi fans, educators, kids and laypersons alike! The CrowPi2 has an 11.6-inch 1920x1080 display, with stereo speakers and a 2MP camera with microphone. It runs off a 5V USB power supply and weighs only 1.3kg. It also comes with a removable wireless keyboard, giving you access to all the interior sensors for when you want to breadboard. CrowPi2 offers an all-in-one board with 22 sensors, such as a buzzer, RGB LED, relay and so on, which is very convenient for you to learn embed106 Silicon Chip ded electronics programming. It even has a built-in video and audio player. CrowPi2 integrates various programming languages such as Python, Scratch, Micro:bit, Arduino etc. Over 70 lessons in Scratch, Python, AI and Minecraft are provided. In addition, more than 30 extra projects and Python games are there for you to discover all the joys of Raspberry Pi. It’s based on the latest version of the Raspberry Pi 4, but is also compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3. Some of the projects possible with the CrowPi2 include: AI facial recognition, voice recognition, remotecontrolled car, fruit-based piano, simple video games etc. You can find more details at www. elecrow.com/crowpi2.html Australia’s electronics magazine Elecrow Limited West of F-building 8th floor, Fusen industry park, Gushu Hangcheng road, Bao’an Ave Shenzhen China Website: www.elecrow.com siliconchip.com.au