Mouser Electronics signs global agreement with Particle
Offering prototype-to-production products for the IoT, Particle has signed a global distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics. The hardware development kits and connectivity modules can build IoT products which can be connected to the web via Particle Cloud. After connecting a device, users can write firmware using the company’s web-based integrated development environment (IDE), deploy firmware updates over the air, and build apps to interact with the product, with ParticleJS and the company’s mobile software development kit.
Central to the product line is the Photon board, a Wi-Fi development kit for creating connected projects and products for the IoT. The board features the Particle P0 (P-Zero) module, which incorporates a Broadcom Wi-Fi chip alongside a powerful STMicroelectronics STM32 ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller. The P0 module is pre-loaded with firmware libraries and is designed to simplify transition from prototype to production. The distributor also offers the P1 module, a larger Wi-Fi module that includes a built-in antenna and uFL connector. The P1 module is FCC-certified and offers 1Mbyte of external flash to accommodate challenging projects.
The open source Photon is available with headers that plug directly into standard breadboards and perfboards, or without headers for surface mount designs. The Photon board, P0 module, and P1 module also include access to Particle’s Cloud service, Particle Cloud.
Mouser also stocks the Photon Kit and the Maker Kit, both of which include a Photon with headers. The Photon Kit adds a mini-breadboard, a USB-micro cable, and components for jumping into a project build. The Maker Kit includes a carrying case, mini-breadboard, proto-board, jumper wires, OLED display, and a host of other components to build almost any Internet-enabled project out of the box.