Future Electronics Introduces Free Shipping for Online Orders Over $200

Montreal, Canada – September 30, 2014 – Future Electronics is pleased to announce they are now offering free shipping throughout the continental United States and Canada, valid for all online orders totaling $200 or more from the company’s website, www.FutureElectronics.com.

“We are pleased to now also provide our American and Canadian customers with the same online free shipping offer that our European customers have already been enjoying for some time,” explained Robin Gray, Web Marketing Director of Future Electronics. “Our new free shipping offer is just another example of how we continually strive to provide the most outstanding service and value to our customers.”

The new policy, which takes effect immediately, simplifies the buying experience for customers by making thousands of products eligible for free shipping, increasing the ease, affordability and convenience of using the company’s user-friendly website featuring thousands of electronic components along with detailed product information, datasheets and application specifications.

Complete details on Future Electronics’ free shipping policies can be found at: www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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.

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 Promotes TVS Protection for USB 3.1/Thunderbolt Data Lines from Central Semiconductor

Montreal, Canada – September 29, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, promotes Central Semiconductor’s TVS protection for USB 3.1/Thunderbolt data lines.

Central Semiconductor’s CFTVS5V0BULC is an ultra low capacitance 5.0V bi-directional TVS in a space saving SOD-882L surface mount package. The device provides up to 15kV of transient voltage protection for high speed USB 3.1, Thunderbolt and HDMI 2.0 interfaces. The CFTVS5V0BULC’s low 0.35pF maximum capacitance is a critical characteristic in preventing signal degradation.

The CFTVS5V0BULC provides designers with an energy efficient data line protection device in an ultra small footprint of less than 0.69mm2, with an extremely low 0.4mm profile, making it ideal for the latest small format electronic products such as wearable electronics and portable medical products. Since TVS devices operate primarily in the stand-by mode, low reverse leakage current (IR) or idle current is essential for energy efficiency.

Applications include high speed data line protection ideal for USB 3.1, Thunderbolt and HDMI 2.0, user interface protection, and charging/power port protection.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Central Semiconductor, CFTVS5V0BULC, Electromechanical, Circuit Protection, TVS Diodes, or USB 3.1, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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.

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 the R4 Series GPS Receiver Modules from Linx Technologies

Montreal, Canada – September 26, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers Linx Technologies’ R4 Series of GPS receiver modules.

The R4 Series GPS receiver module is a self-contained high-performance GPS receiver. Based on the SiRFstar IV chipset, it provides exceptional sensitivity, even in dense foliage and urban canyons. The module’s very low power consumption helps maximize runtimes in battery powered applications. With over 200,000 effective correlators, the R4 Series receiver can acquire and track up to 48 satellites simultaneously in just seconds, even at the lowest signal levels. Housed in a compact reflow-compatible SMD package, the receiver requires no programming or additional RF components (except an antenna) to form a complete GPS solution. The module’s standard NMEA data output makes the R4 Series easy to integrate, even by engineers without previous RF or GPS experience.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Linx Technologies, the R4 Series, GPS receiver modules, GPS receivers, RF Modules, or Wireless & RF, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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.

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 Microchip’s New PIC24F Family to Protect Data in Low Power Applications

Montreal, Canada – September 25, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers Microchip’s new PIC24F family, to protect data in low power applications.

With the Internet of Things growing at a rapid rate, protecting embedded data and extending battery life are not options, but necessities. To protect the data in low power applications, Microchip has developed the new PIC24F Family with eXtreme Low Power and Hardware Crypto Engine.

Devices in Microchip’s new PIC24F “GB2” family are the first PIC® MCUs to offer an integrated hardware crypto engine along with eXtreme low power (XLP) performance. This new family also features a True Random Number Generator (RNG) and One-Time-Programmable (OTP) key storage for protecting data in embedded applications.

For connectivity, the “GB2” family integrates USB for device or host connections as well as a UART with ISO7816 support, which is helpful for smart card applications.

Target industrial applications include security door locks, access control systems, security cameras, POS terminals, smart card readers, heat/gas meters, and IoT sensor nodes. Computer applications include PC peripherals, printers, portable accessories, medical/fitness, pedometers, wearable fitness, and handheld devices.

To purchase products, or for more information about Microchip, the PIC24F Series, PIC24FJ128GB204, PIC24FJ128GB202, PIC24FJ64GB204, PIC24FJ64GB202, semiconductors, eXtreme Low Power, or Crypto Engine, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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.

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 takes IoT beyond the exhibition halls as low-power wide-area wireless network demonstration stars at Electronica

Egham, UK – 24 September, 2014 – Future Electronics gave prospective visitors to its stand A4.259 at Electronica (Munich, 11-14 November) a taste of the Internet of Things demonstration it will be making at the show.

In a joint project with Semtech and Microchip Technology, Future Electronics is to deploy an ISM-band IoT network using LoRa™ technology, providing wireless connectivity across most of the Munich area with only a few gateways (base stations) while Electronica is taking place.

Up to 1,000 free and fully functional wireless sensor nodes are available to qualified engineers visiting the Future Electronics stand at Electronica, each with its own unique identification code. These demonstration boards, which provide standard interfaces to allow designers to integrate them with a sensor circuit, act as RF-enabled nodes, and connect automatically to the nearest available gateway in the temporary network.

Any engineer with a sensor node will be able to monitor in real time the communication link between their node and the network gateways by logging on to the network’s website via their computer, tablet or smartphone.

This live network will provide a practical demonstration of an innovative RF infrastructure to support the cloud-based monitoring of sensors, actuators and other types of IoT device. It will show that wide-area coverage can be achieved with low-power devices that can easily achieve multi-year battery lifetime with a common, off-the-shelf battery. In addition, the use of ISM-band licence-free spectrum frees IoT systems from the need to connect over wide areas via expensive mobile telephone networks.

The demonstration IoT Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) is backed by a series of displays on the Future Electronics stand on the theme of the Internet of Things, including a series of videos, product displays and tutorials showing how IoT systems can be built with components implementing the three stages of Collect, Control and Communicate.

Visitors will also be able to take part in the ‘Collect, Control, Communicate’ challenge, with prizes awarded to any visitor who can solve a specially modified Rubik’s Cube.

Future Electronics’ Vice-President Engineering and Vertical Markets, Stephen Carr, said: ‘Our customers are telling us that, while they hear a lot of talk about the Internet of Things, they are short on practical advice about how to implement it. A visit to the Future Electronics stand at Electronica will help to put this right, showing in detail how OEMs can achieve wide-area wireless coverage for sensors and other small devices, using standard components and in licence-free bandwidth.’

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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 Offers the AS5x47 Series of Magnetic Position Sensors from ams

Montreal, Canada – September 23, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offes the AS5x47 Series of magnetic position sensors from ams.

The AS5047D/5147 magnetic position sensors from ams enable the best accuracy at high rotation speeds. With DAEC™ (Dynamic Angle Error Compensation), a patent- pending technology developed by ams, the AS5047D/5147 rotary position sensors eliminate the measurement error attributable to propagation delay. The resulting error increases in a linear fashion with increases in the speed of rotation; the 47 series sensors provide angle measurements accurate to ±0.08° at 7,000rpm, to ±0.14° at 12,000rpm and to ±0.17° at 14,500rpm.

Featuring a 14-bit core resolution, along with independent output interfaces (SPI, ABI, UVW, PWM) and self-diagnostics, the AS5x47 Series magnetic position sensors from ams are AEC-Q100 qualified (AS5147).

To purchase product(s) or for more information about ams, the AS5047D Series, sensors, on-axis magnetic rotary position sensors, analog, and pressure sensors, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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.

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 Launches New Video on How Energy is Stored in Batteries

Montreal, Canada – September 22, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has launched a new video discussing how energy is stored in batteries.

The video includes helpful information about power sources, the technologies of how energy is stored and their features and benefits. Types of batteries covered in the video include solid state batteries, thin film batteries, super capacitors, coin cell batteries, cylindrical cell batteries, battery packs, and sealed lead acid batteries.

The battery market is expanding and the total global battery (all chemistries and applications) market is predicted to reach $74 billion in 2015.

Batteries store energy well and for a considerable length of time. Primary batteries (non-rechargeable) hold more energy than secondary (rechargeable), and the self-discharge rate is lower.

The video looks at different chemistries for rechargeable batteries, and helps designers choose the best solutions for their products.

The video can be viewed by clicking here.

FUTURE ELECTRONICS
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications

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

Future Electronics Annouces the ZL38060 Series from Microsemi

Montreal, Canada – September 19, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced availability of the ZL38060 Series, a highly adaptable hardware platform from Microsemi.

The ZL38060 AcuEdge™ Technology Home Automation Wideband AEC Audio Processor from Microsemi is designed to support advanced acoustic echo canceller and noise reduction for connected home applications, and enables the full duplex operation for seamless HD voice communication.

For more information about Microsemi, the ZL38060 Series, AcuEdge Technology, home automation, embedded processing, or audio processors, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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.

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 Announces the S Series Rugged Toggle Switches from NKK Switches

Montreal, Canada – September 18, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces the S Series rugged toggle switches from NKK Switches, to combat harsh environments.

For design engineers, every harsh environment presents its own set of challenges stemming from a host of factors, such as extreme temperatures, water, chemicals, dust, oil and other types of contaminants. Rated at IP67 of IEC60529 standards, NKK’s S Series gives design engineers the ability to incorporate a reliable toggle switch into designs that can be used in a variety of rugged environments. The standard bat-style actuator models also feature an optional splash-proof boot to cover the base of the actuator for additional sealing to guard against dangerous contamination.

All S Series switches feature solder lug terminals and are panel mount with 12mm threaded bushings. The series’ mounting design conforms to standard panel cut outs with electrical capacities ranging from 15A to 20A at 125VAC, 6A to 10A at 250VAC and 15A to 20A at 30VDC.

The S Series is available with or without locking levers. The 17.5mm toggle switches feature many circuit configurations, including SPST, SPDT, DPST and DPDT, with a choice of momentary or maintained circuits. Locking levers can be specified for maintained circuits, and standard hardware includes a hex nut, lock washer and an O-ring for panel sealing. In addition, engineers have the option of specifying 0.250” quick connect terminals and ON/OFF inscribed plates.

Applications include industrial equipment, heavy machinery, construction equipment, transportation vehicles, aircraft, automotive, outdoor concert and lighting equipment, portable power tools, and telecommunication devices.

To purchase products, or for more information about NKK Switches, the S Series, Rugged Toggle Switches, Electromechanical, On-None-Off Solder Lugs, or On-None-Off Screw Lugs, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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.

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 Releases New etech ALERT Featuring Vishay’s microBUCK Integrated Regulators

Montreal, Canada – September 17, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently released a new etech ALERT featuring microBUCK integrated regulators from Vishay.

These space-saving microBUCK integrated buck regulators offer greater than 93% efficiency, leveraging Vishay’s unique combination of discrete MOSFET design, IC expertise, and packaging capability to provide customers with cost-effective, high-performance integrated solutions.

The resulting integrated solutions deliver a significant reduction in board space requirements. This benefits the designer by giving more space for critical system functionality. Typical applications include notebook, desktop, and server computers, digital HDTV, digital consumer applications, printers, DSL, and STB applications, embedded applications and point of load power supplies.

To read the etech ALERT or for more information about Vishay, etech ALERTs, microBUCK, integrated buck regulators, programmable LDOs, microcontrollers, SiC403A, SiC403B, SiC402A, SiC402B, SiC401A, and SiC401B, click here.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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.

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