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element14 launches the online Design Center


element14 has launched an online Design Center, serving as a comprehensive resource for engineers that provides a range of development tool information alongside product details and supporting material.

Rich application and product information, including 360 degree images, videos and downloads, are supplemented by stock availability and price, manufacturer details and engineer comments from element14’s leading online community. The Design Center also includes links to supporting documentation, technical data sheets and forum posts, helping engineers make the most of their Dev Tools and solve problems as they occur.

Developed based on customer feedback and research, the site provides an industry leading search and select functionality by keyword and part number, filtering by manufacturer, core architecture and silicon family. Customers can purchase the development tools they require by automatically adding them to their basket on the transactional site.

“The new element14 Design Center offers everything a design engineer could ask for, providing the latest development tools and kits with best in class application and product data all in one place,” said Quintin Komaromy, global head of strategic marketing at element14. “We asked engineers what information they need to bring designs to market quickly and efficiently and the new site offers everything to support each stage of the design process.”

The launch of the Design Center follows the recently announced volume price break structure on semiconductor and connector components, all of which support customers throughout the design process and into the prototype and production stage.

“Following the enormous success of the 250,000-strong element14 Community as a site for engineer’s discussion and collaboration the Design Center was a logical move to support our strategic proposition,” Komaromy adds. “The site already supports embedded technologies from wireless to sensing and IoT, and over time the site will enable more content and greater functionality to support engineers throughout the design process.”