RS Components introduces Pmods and Arduino-style shields from Digilent

To enable developers to rapidly add extra functionality to prototype designs, RS Components has extended its development tools portfolio with a range of peripheral modules and shields for the Arduino ecosystem.

Pmods (peripheral modules) and shields from Digilent enable makers and engineers to build the bridge from systems to the physical world, says RS Components. The devices can be used in a range of applications, including single-board-computer designs and IoT projects that require additional capabilities, such as wireless communications including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, MEMS devices such as three-axis gyroscopes, accelerometers and microphones, or motor control.

Compatible with the Arduino R3 footprint, the chipKIT Pmod shield enables users to connect to more than 80 Pmods, to augment the capabilities of system boards and extend the functionality of designs and the range of possible applications.

The shield has five 2×6 Digilent Pmod connectors, one 2×4 I²C connector and optional pull-up resistors for the I²C bus.

A key product in the range is the Pmod IOXP I²C port expander and adapter board for the Arduino Uno development kit, says RS Components. The Pmod IOXP is an I/O expansion module that provides up to 19 additional general purpose I/O pins from a serial I²C bus connection, as well as a keypad matrix decoder.

The full range of Pmod devices stocked by RS can be found on the RS website under technical documents at the Shield page.

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. Products are sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.


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