Latest Press Releases


21 Sep 2017
Available from RS Components, new generation of Barth mini-PLCs now compatible with Arduino
Available from RS Components, new generation of Barth mini-PLCs now compatible with Arduino

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced that the recently launched STG-800 range of mini-PLCs from Barth Elektronik is now programmable via popular Arduino software.

19 Sep 2017
RS Components introduces Microchip MPLAB® ICD 4 in-circuit debugger kit with faster processor and increased RAM
RS Components introduces Microchip MPLAB® ICD 4 in-circuit debugger kit with faster processor and increased RAM

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced availability of the new MPLAB ICD 4 in-circuit debugger from Microchip. The MPLAB ICD 4 is an In-Circuit programming and Debugging (ICD) development tool for PIC® microcontrollers, including the latest PIC32C MCUs, and Microchip’s portfolio of dsPIC® digital signal controllers, via the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

14 Sep 2017
RS Components marks 80 years of business operations in the UK
RS Components marks 80 years of business operations in the UK

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today celebrates 80 years since opening its business operations in London, UK.

13 Sep 2017
RS Components supports first UK and European Hackaday Unconference
RS Components supports first UK and European Hackaday Unconference

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is supporting the first ever ‘Hackaday UK Unconference’ via its DesignSpark engineering community as the exclusive headline sponsor. The event is aimed at hackers, designers and engineers, and particularly those that are members of the Hackaday community. Hackaday is a blog that publishes several articles every day about hardware and software hacks. A hack refers to modifications of products or software, as well as the creation of something entirely new for convenience, novelty or for functional reasons.