Farnell have launched a new online technical training service. Known as TechCast, the service has been launched in recognition of the increasing complexity of electronic solutions. The service provides assistance and answers to customers seeking to understand the latest technology and obtain guidance in the selection of the most appropriate components for their designs.
Techcast modules provide detailed information about a wide and diverse range of electronics technologies in a single, easy-to-use location. Accessed from the Farnell website homepage, TechCast online training modules are adopted from suppliers and placed in standard format to ease familiarity. Constantly added to, the library currently contains over 100 modules from 31 suppliers. Leading companies such as Cree, Freescale, Molex and Murata Power Solutions are all featured providing information on devices and products ranging from FPGAs and Microprocessors, to LEDs, connectors and front-end power supplies.
An alphabetical search feature helps to speed up locating the required training module and users can select either narrated or silent formats. Adjacent to each training module indexed in the library is a ‘Parts List’ button; this provides direct access to full technical and purchasing details for products referred to, or relevant to, that specific TechCast module. With a single click, customers can then purchase products for same day despatch across Australia and New Zealand with no minimum order sizes.
TechCast compliments other innovative service initiatives recently introduced by Farnell, aimed at providing support to design engineers across the globe. These include the i-Buy free eprocurement management system and Live Technical Chat.
According to Jamie Furness, Global Technology Development Manager, Farnell, time pressured engineers have to try and grasp a quick understanding of a diverse range of technologies in order to source product for their designs. TechCast meets this need by providing easy-to-access training modules from some of the leading suppliers in a single, convenient location. From there, it is easy to get detailed data on specific products and place orders.