Future Electronics Offers Availability of Intelligent Analog PIC® Microcontrollers from Microchip

Montreal, Canada – December 31, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of Microchip’s intelligent analog PIC microcontrollers, which lower BOM cost, reduce noise and increase throughput.

Analog design is difficult and consumes precious development time. Microchip’s intelligent PIC MCUs integrate analog functions such as high performance Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) and operational amplifiers (op amps), providing simple to use interfaces that ease analog design. This single chip solution enables reduced system noise and provides higher throughput, while dramatically reducing design time and cost.

This flexibility and efficiency benefit multiple applications, including environmental quality sensors, portable medical equipment (such as glucose meters, portable ECGs, pulse oximeters, blood pressure meters), industrial equipment (such as gas sensors, handheld multimeters, lab instrumentation, e-meters, sensor arrays), power conversion, efficient motor control, lighting, power measurement and monitoring, energy harvesting equipment, and solar inverters.

Microchip’s Intelligent Analog solutions reduce component count, enabling smaller, more cost effective boards and simplified, higher-performance designs. In addition, designers benefit from increased analog topology flexibility utilizing the MCU’s programmable analog interconnects.

For more information on Microchip, the PIC® Series, microcontrollers, semiconductors, 16 bit digital signal controllers, or to purchase product(s), 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 Offers the Z16FMC Series of Flash Microcontrollers from Zilog

Montreal, Canada – December 30, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of Zilog’s Z16FMC Series of Flash Microcontrollers.

Zilog’s Z16FMC Series Flash Microcontrollers are ideal for 3-phase and single-phase AC induction, permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs), and brushless DC motor control.

These motors are typically used in industrial variable frequency drives (VFDs), elevators, fans and pumps, compressors, and large appliances.

The sixteen 32-bit general-purpose registers support complex CISC addressing modes and a single-cycle instruction set that includes capabilities needed to compile compact, efficient machine code.  Four channels of linked list DMA ensure the CPU is free to perform additional system level tasks while also controlling the motor.

The Z16FMC Series Development Kit includes everything needed to start working with the Z16FMC family of devices.

For more information on Zilog, the Z16FMC Series, CISC Microcontrollers, Flash Microcontrollers, Development Tools, Semiconductors, Z16FMC28AG20EG, Z16FMC32AG20EG, Z16FMC28200KITG, or to purchase product(s), 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 the RX63N Hardware Platform Series from Renesas

Montreal, Canada – December 26, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of the RX63N Hardware Platform Series from Renesas.

Renesas and Micrium have joined forces to present an exciting offer for production users of Renesas’ flagship RX and RL78 MCUs. RX and RL78 customers can get a free, single production license for Micrium’s real-time deterministic multitasking Kernel (uC/OS-II or uC/OS-III) and middleware (TCP/IP, USB, File System and others) plus free support and maintenance from Micrium at no cost during a one year development period. The new customer project must use a Renesas RX or RL78 MCU product and it must be used in a commercial application. New applicants who qualify for The Power of Two program can also get one free license seat for IAR Embedded Workbench, the popular C/C++ compiler and debugger tool suite. There are no royalties, no licensing fees, and full, clean, ANSI C source code is provided.

Renesas and Micrium have now added µC/GUI to “The Power of Two” promotion, including Touch Screen support. µC/GUI is universal graphical software for embedded applications that provides LCD GUI to applications using a graphical LCD. Designed for single and multi-task environments, µC/GUI is adaptable to nearly any size physical or virtual display with an LCD controller and CPU, and is delivered with all source code. Developers can add a state of the art graphical user interface with or without touch-screen support, and save time on current and future embedded projects, with best GUI written in C.

This offer is only valid in the Americas (North America, South America and Central America). The customer project must use a Renesas RX or RL78 MCU product and it must be used in a commercial application. Qualified customers can request any number of single-product licenses.

To find out more about how to qualify, or for more information on Renesas, the Power of Two, the RX63N Series, microcontrollers, semiconductors, R5F563NACDBG#U0, R5F563NADDFC#V0, R5F563NADDFP#V0, hardware platforms, or to purchase product(s), 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 Offers Micrel’s MIC23163 Series of Buck Regulator with HyperLight Load®

Montreal, Canada – December 24, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of the MIC23163 Series of Buck Regulator with HyperLightLoad from Micrel.

The MIC23163 is a high-efficiency, 4MHz, 2A, synchronous buck regulator with HyperLight Load (HLL) mode and maximum 100% duty cycle. HLL provides very high efficiency at light loads and ultra-fast transient response which makes the MIC23163 perfectly suited for supplying processor core voltages. And additional benefit of this proprietary architecture is very low output ripple voltage throughout the entire load range with the use of small output capacitors. The tiny 2.0mm x 2.0mm DFN package saves precious board space, requires only three external components, and has an operating juncture temperature range from -40°C to +125°C.

Applications include cellular modems, mobile handsets, portable media/MP3 players, portable navigation devices (GPS), WiFi/WiMax/WiBro modules, digital cameras, wireless LAN cards and more.

For additional information on Micrel Semiconductor, the MIC23163 Series, Hyper Light Load, Synchronous Buck Regulator, MIC23163YMT T5, Analog, Semiconductors, Switching Regulators, Regulators & References, or to purchase product(s), 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 Presents PhotoMOS Solid-State Relays from Panasonic

Montreal, Canada – December 23, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of PhotoMOS solid-state relays from Panasonic.

The choice between traditional electromechanical relays and the solid-state varieties often comes down to reliability and performance. With no moving parts, solid-state relays avoid all the obvious mechanical failure modes associated with traditional relays. They also tend to offer desirable electrical characteristics and design advantages including low power consumption, low leakage current, stable on-resistance over lifetime, high reliability with extremely long life, small size, fast switching speeds, high vibration and shock resistance, and no contact bounce or switching noise.

Solid-state relays such as PhotoMOS shine when it comes to reliability. Without the moving parts of an electromechanical relay, solid-state relays typically have an excellent mean time to failure (MTTF). In general, solid-state relays tolerate shock and vibration loads that threaten electromechanical relays. Solid-state relays also eliminate the buzzing that can affect electromechanical relays driven by PWM and other methods intended to conserve input power.

Solid-state relays may have a higher price tag than electromechanical relays. The total cost over the relay’s lifecycle, however, tips the scales back in favor of solid-state technology. Most of the operating cost advantages come from reductions in power consumption and a longer lifecycle for fewer relay replacements. The savings can be even greater in applications that require the relay to remain in its closed state for long periods of time. Solid-state relays can be operated closed without the elevated temperatures and extra current draw of their electromechanical counterparts.

Also, integrating the protective mechanism in the relay, rather than relying on a separate component, saves space. And it speeds development time because there’s one less component to work into the design.

For more information about Panasonic, PhotoMos, whitepaper, solid state relays, the AQV Photomos Series, the AQY Photomos Series, the AQZ Photomos Series, Automotive Photomos Solid State Relays, PAN1720, PAN1721, PAN1326, or to purchase product(s), along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.Futureelectronics.com

To read the full Whitepaper: Working With Optically-Isolated Relays from Panasonic click here.

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 Adds “How to Select the Right Signal Relay for Your Application” to Video Series

Montreal, Canada – December 18, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has added another how-to video to its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Signal Relay for Your Application” has been launched, along with many more helpful tutorials offered through the company’s YouTube channel.

Signal relays are used for low level current switching, often below 2A but up to 40A. Applications include AC Control, Communications, Security, Measurement Equipment, Audio Visual Devices and Automotive applications.

Signal relays often feature gold contacts, stable contact resistance, fully sealed construction, Form C contact arrangement, available latching and low operating power, and compact size for optimal board space usage.

Devices that include signal relays have several uses in commercial applications and in everyday consumer products. A signal relay may be part of communications equipment, industrial machines, measurement and control equipment or medical equipment, among several other uses.

There are several different kinds of signal relays. Future Electronics stocks many of the most common types categorized by Contact Form, Maximum Contact Current, Nominal Coil Voltage, Termination Style and packaging type. As demonstrated in the video, the parametric filters on the company’s website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.

“How to Select the Right Signal Relay for Your Application” can be found at: http://youtu.be/wTf4f39O9X8

Many helpful videos have been recently added, with more being launched on a regular ongoing basis. For more information about signal relays, turn signal relay switches, relay signals, electronic relays, latch relays, turn signal flasher units, relay manufacturers, LED turn signal relays, wireless signal relays, the how-to video series, as well as 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 Offers the World’s Next Great Technology: Bluetooth Low Energy from Panasonic

Montreal, Canada – December 18, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of Bluetooth Low Energy from Panasonic.

Bluetooth Low Energy is an ultra-low power wireless network technology capable of forming truly wireless networks.  To be truly wireless, a technology must be capable of operating from a battery — not for days or months, but years. Bluetooth Low Energy accomplishes this goal and does it using a small coin cell.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) was designed to be free of interoperability constraints, to move data quickly and securely using the least amount of power possible. This is achieved primarily by keeping the Bluetooth radio off as much as possible and by keeping the data load small, so when the radio is active it’s on for only a tiny amount of time.

Panasonic has eight different Bluetooth Low Energy solutions to address a wide range of application requirements. Both single mode, Bluetooth Low Energy and dual mode, Bluetooth Low Energy plus Bluetooth Classic modules are available:

PAN1720 – Single Mode, Bluetooth Low Energy
PAN1721 – Single Mode, Ultra-Low Power Bluetooth Low Energy
PAN1326 – Dual Mode, Host Controlled Interface Bluetooth Low Energy plus Bluetooth Classic

Cost engineered host controlled interface modules are well suited for high volume applications. Modules may be ordered with or without an integrated antenna for maximum design flexibility. Availability of USB, UART and I2C interfaces simplify integration to existing designs.

For more information about Panasonic, Bluetooth, low energy, RF/Wireless, PAN1720, PAN1721, semiconductors, USB Development Modules, ENW-89835A3KF, EVAL_PAN1720, or to purchase product(s), 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 Fairchild Semiconductor’s Power Supply WebDesigner Tool

Montreal, Canada – December 17, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of the Power Supply WebDesigner (PSW) from Fairchild Semiconductor.

Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, has enhanced Power Supply WebDesigner (PSW) – an online design and simulation tool that provides complete designs in under a minute – to include power train discrete (MOSFET/IGBT/Rectifier) device power loss and efficiency analysis tools. These new modules provide designers power factor correction (PFC), phase-shifted full-bridge plus secondary side synchronous rectification (PSFB+SR) power train discrete device analysis, and the matrix of device combinations associated with these topologies.

From user-specified electrical and mechanical specifications, the new modules provide an optimum combination of power discrete semiconductors, transformer and inductor design values, as well as a bill of material (BOM). It also provides a dashboard view of the converter’s system and device power loss, device junction temperature, and further component fine-tuning over the operating conditions. As with other PSW modules, designers using the tools can accept default recommended values, or spend time optimizing the important details to their unique design needs. They can get quick, accurate estimates on design performance, and refine design choices as they go. The tools also allow them to spend the time to perform detailed simulation analysis and learn the insights of how their design and its hardware prototype will work with higher degree of confidence.

The Power Train Discrete Module consists of a phase-shifted full bridge with secondary side synchronous rectification (PSFB+SR) module and power factor correction (PFC) module.

These new modules save time when evaluating various combinations. Rather than spending the typical one-week-per-combination bench testing time, PSW can simulate each combination quickly and accurately – typically ~2 percent difference over line and load conditions between tool and hardware measurement results.

When a design is complete, PSW creates a BOM which can be sent to their procurement department or instantly procure the components online, saving time on documentation or sourcing parts elsewhere. Additionally, they can save their design for future reference or pass the design on to other team members.

Power Supply WebDesigner offers a suite of time-saving tools for designing and optimizing the system and power train. The online tool experience ranges from device to system analysis and simulation that takes minutes. The models, calculations and iterative steps of power supply design are built into the tools. Regardless of the users experience level, the tools will increase effectiveness, efficiency and confidence when designing.

For more information on Fairchild Semiconductor, Power Supply, WebDesigner Series, Power Train Discrete Modules, SuperFET® MOSFETs, SuperFET® II MOSFETs, SupreMOS® MOSFETs, PowerTrench® MOSFETs, field-stop IGBTs, or to purchase product(s), 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 Adds “How to Select the Right Power Relay for Your Application” to Video Series

Montreal, Canada – December 12, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has added another how-to video to its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Power Relay for Your Application” has been launched, along with many more helpful tutorials offered through the company’s YouTube channel.

A power relay is a switch which uses an electromagnet coil in order to close or open a circuit. Power relays also contain an armature, a spring and one or several contacts.

If the power relay is designed to normally be open, when power is applied, the electromagnet attracts the armature, which is then pulled in the coil’s direction until it reaches a contact, therefore closing the circuit. If the relay is designed to be normally closed, the electromagnetic coil pulls the armature away from the contact, therefore opening the circuit.

Power relays are used for many different applications, including automotive electronics, audio amplification, telephone systems, home appliances and vending machines. Power relays are used for switching a wide variety of currents for applications including everything from lighting control to industrial sensors.

Future Electronics stocks many of the most common types of power relays, categorized by Contact Form, Maximum Contact Current, Nominal Coil Voltage, Termination Style and packaging type. As demonstrated in the video, the parametric filters on the company’s website can help refine search results depending on the required specifications.

Watch “How to Select the Right Power Relay for Your Application” by clicking here.

Many helpful videos have been recently added, with more being launched on a regular ongoing basis. For more information about power relays, PEWA power relays, surface mount power relays, PCB socket power relays, 12VDC 2 power relays, 4VDC power relays, 110VAC power relays, 240VAC power relays, SPST power relays, DPST power relays, SPDT power relays, DPDT power relays, general purpose power relays, latching power relays, non latching power relays, the how-to video series, as well as 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 Offers NXP’s Capacitive Sensor Technology for Smart Touch on Display Solutions

Montreal, Canada – December 11, 2013Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of capacitive sensor technology from NXP, for smart touch on display solutions.

For passive LCD displays in industrial and home automation, capacitive touch sensing with a fixed number of touch keys provides the most suitable solution both from the cost and functionality point of view.

The basic concept is to replace mechanical buttons with capacitive touch buttons on the display itself. Doing this, a sealed user interface will be obtained which eliminates many problems such as mechanical wear, corrosive fluids leaking into the device, etc.

The combination of the unique NXP touch technology with an LCD driver has shown to overcome several obstacles faced when making touch displays. This integration compensates for the interference between the LCD signal and the capacitive sensor measurement. Another well-known issue with wet fingers or water related problems in general is also taken care of by the continuous auto-calibration and the unique ultra fast recovery feature.

NXP touch technology supports three different touch on display architectures: add-on touch, where the touch layer is added on top of the conventional display; on-cell touch, where the touch layer is positioned between the LCD glass and the polarizer; and in-cell touch, where the touch layer is combined with the LCD electrodes into one single layer.

NXP offers a large variety of LCD drivers and capacitive touch sensors for touch on display. A unique feature of NXP’s capacitive touch sensors is the patented auto-calibration mechanism, which enables touch on display solutions without interference between LCD and touch, while additionally offering an extremely high immunity against environmental changes such as temperature and humidity.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about NXP, the PCF8883 Series, PCF8883T/1,118, the PCF8885 Series, PCF8885T/1,518, PCF8885TS/1,518, PCF8885TS/1,118, PCF8883US/7EA/1Y, Proximity Switches, Capacitive 8-Channels, Touch & Proximity Sensors, Semiconductors, Smart Touch, Display Solutions, and passive LCD Displays, as well as 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
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