Future Electronics Offers Immediate Availability of Engineer’s Toolboxes from Vishay

Montreal, Canada – February 28, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate availability of an “Engineer’s Toolbox” from Vishay, specified by application.

Engineer’s Toolbox PDFs are offered online for various applications including alternative energy, AMS (avionics, military, space), automotive, computer, consumer, industrial, medical, and telecommunication.

Each Engineer’s Toolbox highlights, by market application, some innovative components Vishay manufactures, which assist design engineers in developing superior end products. By offering unique component solutions, Future Electronics and Vishay hope to help designers improve the performance of next-generation devices, overcome technical barriers and create new markets.

More detailed information about the Engineer’s Toolboxes from Vishay can be found at: http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/promotions/promotions/Pages/VishayEngineersToolbox.aspx. For additional information about Vishay, alternative energy, avionics, military, space, automotive, computer, consumer, industrial, medical and telecommunication applications, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, please visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

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Martin H. Gordon
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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Releases Etech Alert Introducing the AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor from ams

Montreal, Canada – February 26, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has released an etech alert introducing the AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor™ from ams, the world’s first lightning sensor IC with distance-to-storm estimation.

The Franklin Lighting Sensor detects both ground-strike and cloud-to-cloud lightning, with distance to storm calculation starting from 40km down to 1km, while rejecting disturbances from man-made signals such as motors and microwaves.

With multiple low power modes, a listening mode current consumption of 60 microamps and housed in a 4mm x 4 mm 16-pin package, the AS3935 can be easily integrated into a variety of portable or outdoor devices such as golf carts, watches, handheld GPS devices, as well as permanent installations like weather stations, pools, and sporting venues.

More details about the AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor, as well as an informational video, can be found at: http://www1.futureelectronics.com/mailing/etechs/AMS/etech_AMSAS3935/default_na.html.

For additional information about the AS3935 lightning detector, lightning sensor, lighting detection system, as3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor, integrated circuits, and lightning monitor, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, please visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Offers Immediate Availability of EnOcean ESK 300 Starter Kit

Montreal, Canada – February 25, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of the ESK 300 Starter Kit from EnOcean.

This all inclusive kit includes a variety of energy converters and modules enabling the effortless creation of energy-autonomous wireless sensors. The kit enables users to break into new application areas for energy harvesting technology, ranging from building automation to smart homes, smart metering, industry and logistics.

EnOcean’s energy harvesting energy modules, software, system IP and development kits provide a platform for designers to build sensor networks that are free of batteries and power cabling which deliver advantages such as enhanced environmental performance, low installation and maintenance costs, simplified network planning and easy scalability. The complete portfolio covers transmitters, receivers, energy harvesters, accessories, and development kits for designing maintenance-free wireless solutions.

More detailed information about the EnOcean ESK 300 Starter Kit, as well as data sheets, user manual, application notes and video tutorials can be found at: http://www1.futureelectronics.com/mailing/etechs/EnOcean/etechALERT_EnOceanPromo/default_na.html.

For additional information about energy harvesting, ESK300, ESK300C, starter kit, dev kit, building control, smart homes, and building automation, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, please visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

How to Select the Right Temperature Sensor for Your Application: A New Future Electronics Video

Montreal, Canada – February 20, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has introduced a new how-to video in its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Temperature Sensor for Your Application” is now available, along with dozens of other helpful tutorials offered through the company’s YouTube channel.

A temperature sensor is an electronic device that gathers data concerning the temperature from a source and then converts it into a form that can be displayed and understood by a user or another device.

Temperature sensors have a long functional life and high reliability due to their ruggedness. They are also easy to use and can be adapted to several applications and offer a low overall cost.

Temperature sensors are widely used in engineering and scientific applications, especially measurement systems. They are found within roadways in cold weather climates in order to help determine if icing conditions exist. Indoors, temperature sensors are used in several climate control systems including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and water heaters. Aircrafts use temperature sensors to determine if there are any atmospheric icing conditions along their flight path and to initialize weather forecast models.

Step-by-step visuals and narration explain the basics of temperature sensors, and then demonstrate the process of finding the right product on the company’s website in real time, showing how quick and easy it is to navigate the site, filtering by using parameters such as supply voltage, type, maximum output current, operating temperature range and packaging type, manufacturer and more, and find the best parts for any application.

“How to Select the Right Temperature Sensor for Your Application” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/G5xGQB-JeiI.

Many helpful videos have been recently added and more will be launched in coming weeks. For more information about temperature sensors, coolant temperature sensors, air temperature sensors, engine temperature sensors, the how-to video series, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit Future Electronics YouTube channel.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer.

For further information, please contact:

Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com.
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

How to Select the Right Multimedia Evaluation Board for Your Application: A Future Electronics Video

Montreal, Canada – February 19, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announced the introduction of “How to Select the Right Multimedia Evaluation Board for Your Application”, as part of its “how-to” video series available on the company’s YouTube channel.

A multimedia evaluation board or multimedia evaluation kit gives multimedia developers a cost-effective platform to ultimately develop, debug and demonstrate an electronic multimedia product without compromising its performance. Multimedia evaluation boards and multimedia evaluation kits help developers and programmers in simplifying product evaluation and speeding the time to market a product.

Multimedia evaluation boards can be used in order to support applications like human-machine interfaces, HD multimedia functions and network cameras. They can also be used to evaluate multimedia microcontrollers found in personal consumer products such as smart phones, portable DVDs, digital cameras, laptops, gaming consoles and automotive navigation and entertainment. Multimedia evaluation boards can be also be used in image processing and cognition applications such as digital photography, document scanning, biometrics, audience measurement and smart cameras in the automotive, monitoring and security sectors

Multimedia evaluation boards are also well suited to be used in embedded control applications such as factory and building automation, medical monitoring equipment, smart metering, consumer products, printers, copiers, home network devices, USB-to-Ethernet storage devices, security systems, and embedded servers.

The video discusses the many types and benefits of multimedia evaluation boards, and then demonstrates how to find the right product on the company’s website by using filtering parameters such as application type, core supported, packaging type, manufacturer and more, and find the best parts for any application.
“How to Select the Right Multimedia Evaluation Board for Your Application” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/O7V0Bgc4r20.

Many helpful videos have been recently added and more are continuing to be launched over the coming weeks. For more information about multimedia evaluation boards, multimedia evaluation kits, multimedia expansion boards, microchip multimedia boards, pic32 multimedia boards, the how-to video series, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit Future Electronics YouTube channel.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer.

For further information, please contact:

Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com.
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

How to Select the Right Pressure Sensor for Your Application: A New Future Electronics Video

Montreal, Canada – February 18, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently added another how-to video to its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Pressure Sensor for Your Application” is now available, along with many more helpful tutorials offered through the company’s YouTube channel.

Pressure sensors are used to monitor the pressure of fluids in pipes, hydraulics, engines and in nature. Specialized sensors are also used in order to determine the pressure of gases or solids. Most modern pressure sensors work based on piezoresistance.

The exerted pressure causes a material to conduct electricity at a certain rate, therefore leading to a specific level of charge flow that is associated with a specific level of pressure. This charge is fed to a wire that leads to a control panel and a display for human analysis. Pressure sensors that use semiconductors as the resistive media conduct more or less electricity based on geometric deformations in their structure.

Pressure sensors have a long functional life and high reliability due to their ruggedness. They are also easy to use and can be adapted to several applications and offer a low overall cost.

There are many applications for pressure sensors. They can be useful in aircraft, automobiles, weather instrumentation and any other machinery that has pressure functionality implemented. They can also be used to sense altitude in aircraft, rockets, satellites and weather balloons. Another application for pressure sensors is in measuring flow.

The video explains the various kinds of pressure sensors, and then shows the process of finding the right product on the company’s website in real time, by using parameters such as supply voltage, type, maximum output current, operating pressure range and packaging type, manufacturer and more, and find the best parts for any application.

“How to Select the Right Pressure Sensor for Your Application” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/-8elKL6cHC0.

Many helpful videos have been recently added and more will be launched in coming weeks. For more information about pressure sensors, oil pressure sensors, tire pressure sensors, fuel pressure sensors, air pressure sensors, water pressure sensors, the how-to video series, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit Future Electronics YouTube channel.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer.

For further information, please contact:

Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com.
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Announces Schedule for Renesas DevCon On-The-Road Seminars

Montreal, Canada – February 14, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, in conjunction with Renesas, is pleased to offer “On-the-Road” seminars, combining lectures and hands-on laboratories focusing on Renesas’ ultra-low power RL78 family.

On Thursday, February 14th in Toronto, Ontario, the seminar will focus on adding Wi-Fi capabilities to RL78 MCU-based designs. There will also be a presentation on R&D strategies for the smart society, a lecture on embedded wireless technologies, and labs on how to get started with e²studio, the new Eclipse-based IDE from Renesas. Each attendee will receive a free RL78 Development Kit and will be entered in a drawing to win a free iPad.

On Tuesday, February 26th in Austin, Texas, the seminar offers two “tracks” with different topic choices, including microcontroller solutions for a greener society, energy harvesting solutions, embedded wireless technologies, R&D strategies for the smart society, software development with an open source real time operating system, digital filtering with an MCU and much more. Participants will receive a free Development Kit or Promotion Board, and will have a chance to win a free iPad.

On Thursday, February 28th in Vancouver, British Columbia, the seminar includes lectures and labs featuring Renesas’ ultra-low power RL78 MCU family, covering the aspects of its architecture, code generation tool and new energy harvesting solutions. Attendees will receive a free Development Kit or Promotion Board, and will have the chance to win a free iPad.

To reserve a spot for any of these seminars and register for a free Renesas Development Kit or Promotion Board, visit: http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/promotions/EventsAndSeminars/Pages/RenesasDevCon.aspx. For additional information about Renesas, seminars, DevCon, RL78, e²studio, and Wi-Fi, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, please visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. www.FutureElectronics.com

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Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Adds “How to Select the Right Motion Sensor for Your Application” to Video Series

Montreal, Canada – February 12, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced the addition of another how-to video in its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Motion Sensor for Your Application” has been launched along with many more new and helpful tutorials on the company’s YouTube channel.

A motion sensor is an electronic device that is used for motion detection. Motion sensors are a vital component of comprehensive security systems for businesses and homes. An electronic motion detector contains a motion sensor which transforms the detected motion into an electric signal.

A motion sensor contains an electronic sensor which quantifies motion and can either be integrated with or connected to other devices which alert the user of the presence of a moving object that is within the field of view of the sensor.

One advantage of a Motion Sensor is that it saves energy. With a motion sensor light switch, the lights will go on automatically once a person is in its field range. After a certain amount of time, if no further motion is detected, the lights will also turn themselves off automatically. Motion sensors can also provide an additional layer of security and can be paired with security or surveillance cameras or a monitoring system. Another benefit is that they can transmit through walls and ceilings.

Motion sensors are very commonly found in several commercial and domestic applications. They can be found connected to a burglar alarm used in order to alert the security company or home owner after a motion is detected. Motion sensors can also be used to trigger a red light camera. Other applications include motion sensor street lamps, motion-activated outdoor lighting systems and motion sensor lanterns.

Step-by-step visuals and narration assist the viewer in understanding the basics of motion sensors, along with the process of finding the right products on the company’s website being demonstrated in real time, showing how quick and easy it is to navigate the site, filtering by application, type, packaging, manufacturer and more, and find the best parts for any application.

“How to Select the Right Motion Sensor for Your Application” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/g3_ZHeaY_OI.

Dozens of helpful videos have been introduced over the past several weeks and many more are being launched over the coming months. For more information about motion sensors, light motion sensors, outdoor motion sensors, motion sensor cameras, motion sensor alarms, wireless motion sensors, security motion sensors, outdoor motion sensor lights, infrared motion sensors, motion sensor sprinklers, indoor motion sensors, the how-to video series, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit FutureElectronics.com.

FUTURE ELECTRONICS
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer.

For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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Future Electronics’ etech ALERT Announces Vishay’s E Series, the Major New Technology Innovations

Montreal, Canada – February 11, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is utilizing its popular etech ALERT program to announce Vishay’s new E Series information.

Future Electronics’ etech ALERT program keeps subscribers at the forefront of every major new technology innovation launched by the world’s leading manufacturers. In one digital package, readers will gain access to video footage, technical documentation, training and marketing collateral.

Based on Vishay’s next generation of Super Junction technology, the E Series MOSFETs offer ultra-low gate charge and low gate charge times on-resistance, a key figure of merit (FOM) for MOSFETs used in power conversion applications.

The ultra-low on-resistance of the E Series translates into extremely low conduction and switching losses to save energy in high-power, high-performance switch mode applications, including power factor correction, server and telecom power systems, welding, plasma cutting, battery chargers, high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting, fluorescent ballast lighting, semiconductor capital equipment, solar inverters, and induction heating.

More details about Vishay’s E Series, including Vishay Siliconex, Power MOSFETs, Super Junction technology, CoolMos and more, can be found at our etech ALERT. To subscribe to Future Electronics’ etech ALERT program, and for access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, please visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Offer Free Sample, Broad Inventory, Full Support to NXP’s Standard Linear Product

Montreal, Canada – February 7, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce immediate availability of NXP’s Standard Linear product portfolio for the DC power sub series. Customers can request free samples, download a whitepaper, view an online webinar and video tutorial to learn more about these new products.

Many everyday electronic devices, whether portable, consumer or industrial applications, contain various electronics sub-systems. Each of these sub-systems need specific voltage level DC supplies, which in turn require multiple management circuits for the corresponding voltages.

NXP’s high quality DC power management products enable customer designs to be supported both accurately and with great energy efficiency, while also offering miniaturization for even the most streamlined and space constrained applications. In addition, customers can count on supply continuity, longer battery lifetime, and state-of-the-art solutions meeting the most current market requirements.

The portfolio includes families of low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulators, DC/DC converters and voltage references, with a full range of housings including small, thin package options.

Together, Future Electronics and NXP can satisfy even the most stringent development specifications, while providing outstanding customer service along with reliable volume supply.

To purchase products, request free samples, or to obtain more information about this and other NXP promotions, visit www.futureelectronics.com/NXP.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com