SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Semiconductor company NXP has expanded its mobile app efforts by launching a new iPad app meant to help engineers put together projects, store and easily share them.
The app, currently still in beta, is based on the NXP product inventory and builds on an earlier smartphone version released back in September of last year.
Engineers can use the app to scroll through NXP’s product library, get product specs --including datasheets and application diagrams-- build their projects using available components, share them with others in their workgroup, or push them out to social networks.
Sander Arts, vice president of marketing and communications at NXP said the app would be available in the app store soon, but added that any engineers interested in testing it out before it hits the wider market could let EE Times know.
Check out a video demo below and let us know in the comments if you’re interested in trying the beta.
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NXP (free) Tech bench app for iPad launched in the Appstore.......check it out:
Thanks for the constructive feedback to the BETA testers! Very, very helpful.
Let me just share some statistics to further fuel the discussion, deliberately staying away from speculations and opinion:
- There are over 1,2 billion mobile web users in the world. The adaption and worldwide penetration of Smart phones and Tablets is rapidly expanding. In developing nations, 60% ONLY has mobile access, owning no PC, laptop etc. Mobile access to company websites is growing accordingly with triple digits; we have seen similar # on our site
- Most mobile views come from iPads, followed by iPhones, remaining from Android
- Historically the US and Western Europe have the most iPad users visiting the web. Canada is growing with over 1000% and Thailand even with 1500%
I do not think there is any huge necessity for these type of application to be compatible for tablets. Most of the engineers work only on Desktops or laptops, so they can do all this stuff just with windows supported applications.
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