Mouser Electronics announces global distribution agreement with Tinkerforge

Mouser Electronics announces global distribution agreement with Tinkerforge

By eeNews Europe

Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Tinkerforge, a manufacturer of microcontroller modules for sensing and controlling embedded application prototypes. Through the agreement, Mouser now distributes Tinkerforge’s open source Brick and Bricklet modular building blocks that can be assembled into stacks for combined functions.

Tinkerforge’s easy-to-use application programming interface (API) — available in 17 programming languages, including Python, C#, Java, LabVIEW, Go, JavaScript, and Rust — enables straightforward integration into software. The simple, intuitive modules offer efficient solutions for prototyping, automation, and small batch production.

Tinkerforge Bricks offer a stackable solution for embedded application prototypes, requiring no special knowledge or soldering skills for assembly. Each 4 × 4 mm Brick offers a single function, such as inertial measurement unit (IMU), debug capabilities, and motor control, and engineers can combine multiple Bricks to perform complex functions. The bricks can be controlled through a USB connection, Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

Bricklets extend the features of Bricks through the addition of sensors, human machine interfaces (HMIs), inputs and outputs (I/O), and other functions. Engineers can easily connect Bricks and Bricklets using a short cable, and each Brick offers up to four connectors for Bricklets. The necessary plugins are stored in and run in the coprocessor of each Bricklet, enabling simple integration for new features and performance.

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