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Mouser Electronics to distribute Robotis components

Mouser Electronics has reached a global agreement with Robotis to distribute the company’s components, which include a range of controllers, servo motors, industrial actuators, and open-source development boards. 

The Robotis portfolio is now available from Mouser Electronics, although it’s not clear whether complete versions of the company’s humanoid robots and its TurtleBot will be sold through Mouser.

Robotis’ OpenCM9.04 open-source controllers run on an STMicroelectronics STM32 F1 microcontroller with a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core. 

The controllers incorporate the OpenCM integrated development environment, cross-platform software based on ROS and C/C++ that allows developers to program the controllers.

Robotis technology takes advantage of the latest technical advances in single-board computers, depth sensors, and 3D-printing technology in the robotics community.

Mouser is also stocking Robotis’ DynaMixel smart actuator system, a series of modular devices for creating and connecting powerful and flexible robotic joints.

DynaMixel devices are high-performance actuators with a fully integrated DC motor, reduction gearhead, controller, driver, and network in a single servo module actuator.

The programmable and networkable devices allow developers to read and monitor actuator status through a data packet stream and enables solutions based on intelligent actuator feedback.

To support the DynaMixel products, Mouser offers several lines of TTL/RS-485 (3P/4P) communication cable sets and accessories.

These highly flexible cables feature high pull-out force connectors and a sheath design that resists against breaking and peeling, says the company.