Future Electronics Has Immediate Availability of Full Range Macronix Smart Meter Memory Solutions

Montreal, Canada – September 26, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers a full range of memory solutions for smart meters from Macronix, with immediate availability.

Smart meters, which provide real-time data on energy consumption and management capability, require different solutions from traditional mechanical meters. Modern smart meters are capable of providing dynamic pricing, tamper notification, outage management, supply automation, load profiling, network diagnostics, and many other critical services to optimize the infrastructure. These advanced features require high performance non-volatile memory to store the complex software and applications that run the meters. Macronix Serial and Parallel NOR and SLC NAND Flash memory products meet or exceed the requirement of this market.

As one of the largest manufacturers of quality Flash Memory solutions, Macronix has ideal solutions for smart meter applications. With a full range of industry standard configurations in both serial and parallel pin outs, low voltage options, and small packages, Macronix can fulfill your most stringent requirements, while Future Electronics offers on-the-shelf inventory availability.

To purchase product(s) or for more information, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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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Future Electronics Has Immediate Stock of ROHM’s SiC MOSFETs with Industry First Integrated SiC SBD

Montreal, Canada – September 25, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of 2nd generation high voltage (1200V) Silicon Carbide (SiC) power MOSFETs from ROHM, significantly reducing power loss and requiring fewer external components.

Silicon Carbide (SiC) power MOSFETs are designed for inverters and converters in power conditioners for industrial devices and photovoltaic power generation. Features include low power loss and high reliability, reducing power consumption and enabling support for smaller peripheral components.

Current Si IGBTs commonly used in 1200V class inverters and converters cause power switching loss due to tail current or recovery of the external FRD, bringing a need for SiC power MOSFETs capable of operating with low switching loss at high frequencies. However, conventional SiC power MOSFETs were plagued with numerous reliability problems, including characteristic degradation due to body diode conduction (e.g. increased ON resistance, forward voltage, and resistance degradation) and failures of the gate oxide film, making full scale integration impossible.

ROHM has succeeded in overcoming these problems by improving processes related to crystal defects and device structure and reducing ON resistance per unit area by approximately 30% compared to conventional products, leading to increased miniaturization. ROHM has also successfully integrated an SiC SBD, which previously had to be externally mounted, in the same package using proprietary mounting technology, minimizing forward voltage that was problematic in previous SiC power MOSFET body diodes. As a result, the SCH2080KE reduces operating power loss by 70% or more compared to Si IGBTs used in general inverters. This not only provides lower switching loss, but also enables compatibility with smaller peripheral components by supporting frequencies above 50kHz. ROHM also offers the SCT2080KE, an SiC power MOSFET with no internal SiC SBD.

Additional models, including bare dies, are currently under development.

To purchase product(s) or for more information, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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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Future Electronics Offer Immediate Shipping Vybrid Controller Solutions F Series, Real-Time Control

Montreal, Canada – September 24, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of Freescale’s Vybrid portfolio and F Series Controller Solutions enabling rich apps in real-time.

The Vybrid portfolio brings to market a unique, low power system solution that provides customers a way to combine rich applications requiring high resolution graphical displays and connectivity with real-time determinism. Vybrid controller solutions deliver a total system solution by providing everything needed to go from concept to market faster and easier.

It delivers unprecedented system integration ensuring peace of mind for applications requiring secure real-time control and rich human-machine interaction. Freescale drives optimal power and performance through a portfolio of products that provide the right levels of applications processing and real-time control for a range of systems.

Markets include Industrial HMI, for applications including XGA or dual SVGA industrial HMI (2D graphics), large or high quality small appliances, portable patient monitors, industrial scanners or printers, and simple vending machines with 2D LCD or segment display; Secure Control, for applications like energy grid protection, infrastructure control, building control, kiosks with 2D displays; Energy Conversion, with applications such as motor drives, industrial pumps or fans, power inverters, appliances with motors or pumps, and mobile patient care; Integrated Connectivity, for applications including wired and wireless communications protocols, energy management hubs, and networked HVAC; Mobile Battery Operation, with applications ranging from industrial vehicles, control and HMI, to service robots.

With the addition of these new devices, Freescale has taken a commanding lead in creating the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio built on the ARM architecture.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Vybrid portfolio and F Series Controller Solutions and VF6 family, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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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Future Electronics Announces Availability of InfoVue High/Low Temp LCD Design Technology from Lumex

Montreal, Canada – September 19, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is offering immediate availability of Lumex’s InfoVue High/Low Temp LCD Design Technology, enabling OEM designers to go to the “extreme” without sacrificing perfomance.

High/low temp custom LCD modules are designed specifically for products required to function under the most strenuous conditions. Compared to standard, off-the-shelf LCD modules, Lumex’s unique LCD design capability for high/low temp modules provides up to a 50% savings in technology costs and 70% to 80% power reduction over other traditional display technologies.

Lumex’s high/low temp LCD modules are ideal for OEM designers that require consistent display performance despite extreme heat or extreme cold conditions.

Offering temperature ranges from -40°C to +85°C with consistent cold and hot start LCD performance, these modules provide high resolution and high duty daylight visibility. They are available from 8 x 1 character display up to a 240 x 128 graphic display, with a wide variety of color choices when paired with LED backlights, and are available in either positive or negative image display.

Applications include gas pumps/fuel meters, freezer or oven displays, non-automotive transportation, and non-climate controlled facilities.

To purchase product(s) or for more information, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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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Future Electronics Has Ready Stock of Freescale Fast, Perfectly Balanced QorIQ Multicore Processor

Montreal, Canada – September 18, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of extremely fast, perfectly balanced QorIQ T4240/T4160 Multicore Processors from Freescale.

The T4 processor family’s high level of integration offers significant space, weight and power benefits compared to multiple discrete devices. With frequencies scaling up to 1.8GHz, large caches, hardware acceleration and modern system peripherals, these products target applications that benefit from consolidation of control and data plane processing into a single SoC.

The T4 processor family is based on the Power Architecture® e6500 core. The e6500 core uses a seven-stage pipeline for low latency response to unpredictable code execution paths, thereby boosting single-threaded performance. The e6500 core also offers higher aggregate instructions per clock at lower power levels with an innovative “fused core” approach to threading. The cores’ fully resourced dual threads provide 1.7 times the performance of a single thread. The e6500 cores are clustered in banks of four cores sharing a 2MB L2 cache, allowing efficient sharing of code and data within a multicore cluster. Each e6500 core implements Freescale’s AltiVec technology SIMD engine, dramatically boosting the performance of media and networking algorithms, offering native in-line programming and using less power than a separate DSP or ASIC.

Features include up to 1.8GHz dual threaded operation, 6.0DMIPS/MHz per core, and advanced power saving modes including state retention power gating. Networking applications include service provider wired/wireless, enterprise routing and switching, data center equipment, and storage controllers; Industrial applications include transportation and aerospace, medical, and industrial computing.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about extremely fast, perfectly balanced QorIQ T4240/T4160 Multicore Processors from Freescale, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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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Future Electronics Has Immediate Availability of Ultra-Low-Power Wi-Fi Solutions from Renesas

Montreal, Canada – September 17, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announced immediate availability of Renesas’ ultra-low-power Wi-Fi solutions with integrated GainSpan Wi-Fi adapters.

Wi-Fi is the most extensively deployed networking infrastructure and is the connectivity medium of choice for products in diverse markets, providing high levels of encryption and security via WPA2, achieving high throughput (72Mbps in 802.11n 1×1 format), and working over distances up to 100m.

To ease incorporation of Wi-Fi connectivity into ultra-low-power system designs, Renesas has partnered with GainSpan to provide integrated modules that contain all the necessary Wi-Fi components – baseband, radio, power amplifier and antenna. Their certified wireless connectivity solutions will interface to any Renesas MCU through an SPI or UART interface.

Renesas and GainSpan serial to Wi-Fi adapter boards come pre-loaded with serial to Wi-Fi firmware, supporting an embedded HTTP server with Wi-Fi and IP network configuration pages, as well as the limited AP capability for ease of provisioning and direct connectivity to smart phones/tablets. Wi-Fi client applications are also provided to highlight the connectivity to the Internet and to innovative Cloud providers, which are offering leading M2M networking services. Wi-Fi drivers are available, or in development, for most Renesas microcontrollers, including RL78 and RX. The drivers have a small footprint so that they may be used with the IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart Edition. The Wi-Fi adapter boards have built-in external flash for reliable over-the-air firmware upgrades and factory restore configuration, as well as data storage for web pages, for example.

These adapters ensure a friendly out-of-box experience; you simply plug in the USB cable to power up the board, then launch your web browser in your PC and connect with the sensors, or download the iPhone app and do the same from your iPhone. On an iPhone, no configuration is needed. It is also compatible with iPad, as well as being Android app supported.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Renesas, GainSpan, Ultra-Low-Power, Wi-Fi Solutions, YRDKRL78G14, YRDKRX63N, integrated modules, Demonstration Kits, RL78/G14, RX63N, IAR tools, and debug and demonstration platforms, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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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Future Electronics Has Ready Stock of Sierra Wireless AirPrime Embedded Wireless Modules SL Series

Montreal, Canada – September 12, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of the Sierra Wireless AirPrime Embedded Wireless Modules SL Series.

The AirPrime SL Series offers smart connectivity for consumer and industrial applications. Its standard 25 x 30 mm LGA (Land Grid Array) package allows fully automated manufacturing for high-volume production.

Available in multiple air interfaces versions (EDGE, HSDPA, HSPA+, CDMA 1xRTT and EV-DO), the AirPrime SL Series presents an easy upgrade path to next-generation network technologies.

With its application framework and cloud-based device management services, the smart AirPrime SL Series accelerates M2M deployment.

AirPrime SL Series modules have a solid track record in several M2M sectors such as transportation, energy, industrial, security, sales & payment, networking, field service and healthcare.

AirPrime® SL Series come in standard LGA packages for cost-effective, fully-automated high-volume production. Ensure easy upgrade paths to next-generation network technologies with a wide selection of air interfaces. Accelerate your M2M development and deployment with its application framework and cloud-based device management services.

Key features include an industry standard 25 x 30 mm LGA (Land Grid Array) package, available in version for: EDGE, HSDPA, HSPA+, CDMA 1x and EV-DO, and an extended temperature range to support industrial applications.

Key benefits include being footprint compatible, offering an easy upgrade path between global 2G and 3G markets, and the ability to scale easily from one device to millions. In addition, there are lower deployment time and costs, as the LGA form factor allows high-volume automated production. M2M deployment and operations are simplified with application framework, development tools and pre-integrated secure cloud services.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Sierra Wireless Smart Modules, AirPrime, the SL Series, 2G wireless modules, 3G wireless modules, smart connectivity, the next-generation network, and cloud-based devices, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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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Future Electronics Has Immediate Availability of SmartRectifier™ ICs from International Rectifier

Montreal, Canada – September 11, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of IR’s SmartRectifier™ ICs, with the introduction of the IR1169 high speed synchronous rectifier (SR) controller for flyback, forward and half bridge converters used in AC/DC adapters, PC, server and Telecom SMPS applications.

IR1169 is a smart secondary side driver IC designed to drive N-Channel power MOSFETs used as synchronous rectifiers in isolated flyback, forward or half bridge converters. The IC can control one or more paralleled N-MOSFETs to emulate the behavior of Schottky diode rectifiers. IR1169 works in both DCM and CCM operation modes.

The SYNC pin should be used in CCM mode to directly turn off the MOSFET by a signal from secondary or primary controller. The IC is designed to use simple capacitor coupling interface to communicate with primary controller. In addition to the SYNC control, the drain to source voltage is sensed differentially to determine the polarity of the current and turn the power switch on and off in proximity of the zero current transition.

Ruggedness and noise immunity are accomplished using an advanced blanking scheme and double pulse suppression which allow reliable operation in all operating modes.

For designers of high power flyback and resonant half bridge converters for laptops, mini-PCs, LCD & PDP TVs and games SMPS, the Smart Rectifier™ offers a simple, high efficiency solution for secondary synchronous rectification (SR) in all operational modes and application conditions.

The IR1167 and IR1166 are secondary control ICs with built-in 7A and 3A (respectively) gate drive. Operating independently from the primary side, it uses a proprietary ‘Voltage Level Detection’ technique to minimize wasteful secondary reactive currents to maximize secondary efficiency.

The proprietary 200V HVIC technology allows direct sensing and control of IR’s world-class range of Standard- or Logic-Level, 30-200V HEXFET MOSFETs.

Features include a secondary side high speed SR controller, flyback, forward and half bridge topologies, CCM operation with SYNC function, 200V proprietary IC technology, Max 500KHz switching frequency, anti-bounce logic and UVLO protection, 4A peak turn-off drive current, micropower start-up and low quiescent current, 10.7V gate drive clamp, 50ns turn-off propagation delay, VCC range from 11V to 20V, enable function synchronized with MOSFET VDS transition, lead-free, compatible with 0.3W stand-by, Energy Star, CECP, etc., and cycle by cycle MOT check circuit prevents multiple false trigger GATE pulses.

Applications include: Telecom SMPS, ATX SMPS, Server SMPS, and AC/DC adapters, among others.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about SmartRectifier, IR, IR1169, synchronous rectifier (SR) controllers, secondary side high speed SR controllers, secondary control ICs, no heatsink SR designs, and smart secondary side driver ICs, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: FutureElectronics.com

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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. FutureElectronics.com

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Future Electronics Offers Immediate Availability of AGN Series Signal Relays from Panasonic

Montreal, Canada – September 5, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of  Panasonic’s AGN Series signal relays, which offer high sensitivity, 100mW (Nominal), compact, slim profile and space savings.

Panasonic signal relays offer fully sealed construction and switch low level current up to 2A. Contact reliability is ensured with high electrical and mechanical operating life along with excellent shock and vibration resistance. Compact size is offered in a narrow design that facilitates high density board mounting and a low profile design for clearance considerations.

Additional features include excellent surge resistance, high dielectric strength, and low thermal electromotive force. A changeover contact arrangement (Form C) supports various circuit designs including requirements for normally open and normally closed contacts. Standard gold clad contacts offer stable contact resistance and resist oxidation. Silver palladium contacts are also available and are designed for use in lower level load analog circuits (10VDC, 10mA).

Typical applications for Panasonic’s AGN series signal relays include telephone switchboards, telecommunications equipment, security, measurement equipment, consumer electronic and audio visual equipment.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Panasonic, signal relays, the AGN Series, DPDT, surge resistance, vibration and shock resistance, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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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Future Electronics Has Immediate Availability of Signal Relays from TE Connectivity

Montreal, Canada – September 4, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of signal relays from TE Connectivity, an industry leader in signal relays with more than 75 years of design and manufacturing experience.

Relatively small, TE’s signal relays are designed to switch signal level loads in communications systems, test gear, thermostats, instrumentation, consumer electronics and industrial equipment. Some switch maximum currents up to 5A, but most usually switch only milliamps in application.

These relays typically have relatively low “operate and release” times compared to general purpose relays. Most are sealed, and many offer surface mount terminals.

TE offers a full portfolio of signal relays available through Future Electronics, with features including a slim line 10x6mm, low profile 5.65mm and min. board-space 60mm, switching current of 2/5A, switching power 60W/62.5VA and switching voltage 220VDC/250VAC, low coil power consumption, 140mW standard, 100mW for high sensitive version, 50mW for ultra high sensitive version and 100mW for bistable version, high dielectric and surge capability up to 2500Vrms between open contacts and 3000Vrms between coil and contacts, and high mechanical shock resistance up to 300g functional.

Typical applications include telecommunication, access and transmission equipment, optical network terminals, modems, office and business equipment, consumer electronics, measurement and test equipment, industrial control, medical equipment, and automotive applications.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about TE Connectivity, Signal Relays, the IM Series, the W11 Series, the FP Series, the CNT Series, the CS Series, the HF3 Series, the TSC Series, the MT2 Series, and the P1 Series, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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