RS Components (RS) has unveiled its first design support app for iOS-based mobile devices.
Called RS Toolbox, this new app, available free-of-charge, provides a central access point to popular electronic reference materials and calculation and conversion tools in an easy-to-use format for electronics design engineers, hobbyists and students.
Designed to run on mobile devices that use the iOS operating system, which includes iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices from Apple, RS Toolbox will soon be available in a version that runs on Windows 8 devices. The new app is based upon the 'Electronic Toolbox Pro' app, which was developed by Marcus Roskosch, the creator of a range of highly successful apps for engineers. Electronic Toolbox Pro has attracted a high level of acceptance from engineers with more than 200,000 downloads to date.
RS Toolbox offers an extensive range of functions, which are grouped as icons on the main screen, including a multitude of engineering calculators, converters and lookup tables. The app offers a high level of customisation and is available in 16 different languages.
Mark Cundle, Global Head of Technical Marketing, RS Components explains electronics design engineers are continually under pressure to save time and are always on the lookout for design shortcuts. This highly useful app places a vast amount of component data and online calculations at their fingertips, enabling them to exploit creativity and innovation.