Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, has unveiled its new Horticulture Applications Site on Mouser.com, offering design resources for engineers looking to develop cutting-edge indoor and outdoor plant cultivation systems. The new site brings together the latest resources for a wide range of growing systems, all in one place.
The new Horticulture Applications Site contains valuable resources for engineers interested in developing horticulture and small-scale agriculture systems. The Applications section provides an overview of horticulture lighting, including a detailed system diagram with recommended components. Clicking on a block on the diagram brings up a list of applicable components, including LEDs and LED drivers, thermal substrates, and heat sinks. The section also includes a clickable visualisation of horticulture LED colors, with links to corresponding products available from Mouser.
The Featured Products section lists important components used in horticulture systems, such as LEDs, sensors, and embedded solutions. Products include the Osram Opto Semiconductors Duris S 5 horticulture LEDs, Bosch BME280 humidity and pressure sensor, and the Microchip Technology AVR-IoT WG evaluation board, plus and many more.
The Articles section of the new Applications Site contains links to papers focused on key horticulture topics. Solution-based articles include “A Smarter Green Thumb,” which presents a sensor-based monitoring platform using a Microchip Xplained board, and “LEDs and Li-Fi Brighten the Future of Connected Lighting Systems,” which examines how LEDs and Li-Fi technology enable simultaneous illumination and data transfer.
The Resources section provides links to suppliers’ applications pages, white papers, and more — all helping engineers with device selection and other considerations for horticulture applications. The section also includes a video from Mouser’s Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of the award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. In the video, celebrity engineer Grant Imahara travels to Tokyo to learn how indoor vertical farming uses 40 percent less power and 99 percent less water consumption than traditional outdoor farming.
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