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Evaluation kit from RS Components enables development of precision-measurement motion control systems

Arduino-based Sensitec kit is ideal for learning about magnetoresistive sensor technology and developing linear and angular measurement based systems

Singapore, 31 May 2017:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a new evaluation kit from Sensitec for the development of linear- and angular-measurement based motion-control systems.

Sensitec is a leader in high-quality and innovative magnetic-sensor chip solutions and has developed the kit for use in potentially any application where motion is controlled via the measurement and detection of magnetic, electric or mechanical parameters such as angles, paths and positions.

Targeting a range of markets including industrial automation, automotive, aerospace, machine tooling and medical biosensors, the EBK7000 evaluation kit features Sensitec’s magnetoresistive (MR) sensor technology and enables users to gain experience with the technology and learn about how different factors impact on the resolution of the measurement signal, such as the length of magnetic pole, pitch, and interpolation factor.

The kit was developed as an extension board for an Arduino microcontroller system and enables software adjustment of gain and interpolation factor. Analogue and digital sensor signals can be received and processed by the Arduino microcontroller. The Arduino plug-in kit uses two Wheatstone bridges, which are shifted against each other as part of the sensor technology to facilitate measurement of absolute angles of up to 360° as well as absolute length.

Key applications include: automotive sensors that are used at various measuring points in modern cars and commercial vehicles; in automation systems that require precision detection of highly dynamic motions and positions using magneto-resistive sensors; or in machine tooling with integrated sensor solutions for increased reliability.

The Sensitec EBK7000 evaluation kit is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

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