Future Electronics Releases etech ALERT Featuring Light Touch Switches from Panasonic

Montreal, Canada – January 29, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has released an etech ALERT featuring versatile light touch switches from Panasonic.

Panasonic’s light touch switches are high quality tactile switches that are versatile and can be used in almost any user interface application, and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, terminals and push forces. Each switch is engineered for low contact resistance, small bounce noise, high contact reliability and a sharp tactile feel. The switches have a small size, sharp tactile feel, ESD protection, IP67 rated, high contact reliability and high peel off strength.

Main benefits of Panasonic’s light touch switches include suitability for small applications, saving of PCB, improved market perception for the device, increased life of the switch in dust and water conditions, high performance, and strong solder strength.

Typical applications for Panasonic’s Light Touch Switches include Portable Electronics, Wearable Devices, Medical, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Industrial, Lighting Controls, Home Appliances, Thermostats and Handheld.

To read the etech ALERT about Panasonic’s light touch switches, 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 by Robert Miller, 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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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 Featuring Panasonic’s Light Touch Switches

Montreal, Canada – January 28, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently produced and launched an informational video discussing light touch switches from Panasonic.

Panasonic’s light touch switches are high quality tactile switches that are versatile and can be used in almost any user interface application, and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, terminals and push forces. Each switch is engineered for low contact resistance, small bounce noise, high contact reliability and a sharp tactile feel. The switches have a small size, sharp tactile feel, ESD protection, IP67 rated, high contact reliability and high peel off strength.

Main benefits of Panasonic’s light touch switches include suitability for small applications, saving of PCB, improved market perception for the device, increased life of the switch in dust and water conditions, high performance, and strong solder strength.

Typical applications for Panasonic’s Light Touch Switches include Portable Electronics, Wearable Devices, Medical, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Industrial, Lighting Controls, Home Appliances, Thermostats and Handheld.

To see the video about Panasonic’s light touch switches, 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 by Robert Miller, 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 Is Hosting A Live Webinar With Lattice Semiconductor On Image Processing Solutions

Montreal, Canada – January 27, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced that the company will be hosting a live webinar to discuss Lattice’s Image Processing – Solutions for Image Enhancement on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 2 PM EST.

Cameras are everywhere — in homes, municipalities, cars, and even mobile phones. The NHTSA is reviewing the possibility of car manufacturers replacing side view mirrors with cameras, based on a gas savings study.

Image processing is used in the following market applications:

  • Medical Imaging
  • Surveillance
  • Robotics
  • Automotive Safety
  • Machine Vision
  • Geospatial Computing and more

This webinar will introduce common strategies used for image enhancement, including noise reduction, image sharpening, and color correction. The webinar will also provide an overview of the hardware that is utilized to implement the image enhancement functions.

Join Future Electronics at this image enhancement webinar and explore how easy it is to do image processing. Register now to save your seat.

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 by Robert Miller, President, 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 Promotes STM32L4 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics

Montreal, Canada – January 26, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate shipping availability of STM32L4 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics, shattering prior performance limitations for ultra low power applications.

STMicroelectronics has built a new architecture to reach best in class ultra low power figures thanks to its high flexibility. STM32L4 MCUs have scored 153 in the standardized EEMBC™ ULPBench® tests that compare the efficiency of ultra low power microcontrollers. Moreover, the STM32L4 series shatters performance limits in the ultra low power world, delivering 100 DMIPS based on its ARM® Cortex®-M4 core with FPU and ST ART Accelerator™ at 80MHz.

STM32L4 microcontrollers offer dynamic voltage scaling to balance power consumption with processing demand, low power peripherals (LP UART, LP timers) available in stop mode, safety and security features, smart and numerous peripherals, advanced and low power analog peripherals such as op amps, comparators, LCD, 12-bit DACs and 16-bit ADCs (hardware oversampling).

STM32L4x6 devices extend the ultra low power portfolio and performance with an ARM Cortex-M4 core with DSP and floating-point unit at 80MHz. This series offers USB and a LCD driver in addition to the large set of peripherals.

Applications include smart connected and Internet-of-Things (IoT), industrial, medical, and consumer products.

For more information about STMicroelectronics, shutdown mode, dynamic voltage, or low power peripherals, 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 by Robert Miller, 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 Panasonic’s Coin Type CR & BR Lithium Batteries

Montreal, Canada – January 25, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently released a new etech ALERT highlighting Panasonic’s coin type CR & BR lithium batteries offering high energy and high reliability.

Panasonic was the first company to develop and mass-produce lithium batteries for consumer products. Panasonic launched a series of lithium batteries in a wide variety of shapes and sizes including cylindrical, coin and pin types. In addition, they introduced coin type rechargeable lithium batteries for applications such as memory back up and watches.

Panasonic’s coin type lithium batteries are high energy, high reliability batteries for a variety of applications. The full 3 volts in their high energy batteries is about twice that of conventional dry batteries. Panasonic’s coin type lithium batteries are available in two types: poly-carbonmonofluoride lithium batteries (BR Series) for users requiring extended reliability and safety, and manganese dioxide lithium batteries (CR Series) for users requiring high voltage and strong load pulse characteristics.

Panasonic’s coin type lithium batteries are available through Future Electronics. To view the etech ALERT, 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 by Robert Miller, 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 Featuring Panasonic’s Coin Type CR & BR Lithium Batteries

Montreal, Canada – January 22, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently launched an informational video discussing Panasonic’s coin type CR and BR series non-rechargeable lithium based batteries which offer high energy and high reliability.

Both the CR and BR series are high voltage batteries offering a single 3V lithium battery option that can replace two or more conventional batteries on a development board.

The CR and BR series have a low self-discharge rate and superior storage capability. They also have outstanding electrolyte leakage resistance, due to their stability in high temperature and humidity conditions, and even under heat shock. Panasonic’s lithium batteries offer superior safety and are UL1642 certified.

In the video, the features, benefits, and differences of the CR and BR series are discussed, in order to make the best selection for any given application. Panasonic’s batteries meet multiple market needs and are ideal for a variety of consumer and commercial and industrial portable and backup power applications.

Panasonic’s CR and BR series batteries are available with immediate shipping from Future Electronics.

To see the video about Panasonic’s coin type lithium batteries, 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 by Robert Miller, 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 Promotes New Diffused Light Pipe Family from VCC

Montreal, Canada – January 21, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate availability of the new, diffused light pipe family from VCC, with a frosted surface providing a soft appearance in dark environments.

VCC, the global leader in indication and specialty illumination solutions, has designed a family of rigid light pipes with a diffused, frosted surface texture for enhanced scattering of bright field light, providing a softer glow. The 3mm LFB Series and 5mm LFC Series litepipes™ easily extend light from the board to the desired surface for applications where bright, hot indication would not be visually appealing.

Examples of typical applications for VCC’s 3mm LFB Series and 5mm LFC Series litepipes include audio/video equipment, IoT equipment, darkroom equipment, home theater & entertainment systems, medical equipment, security systems, studio control panels, transportation dashboards, and more.

VCC’s LFB and LFC Series litepipes are made of optical grade polycarbonate for maximum light transmission, with a round surface that reduces the luminous intensity, ensures uniform brightness, and has a wide 120 degree viewing angle.

“Our diffused light pipe products are designed with a frosted surface designed for operation in dark environments where a bright indicator is not required, and may even be an annoyance to spectators. The frosted diffused light pipe takes the edge off the brightness, while still offering a 120 degree viewing angle,” explained Sannah Vinding, Director of Product Development & Marketing for VCC.

RoHS and Reach compliant, the LFB Series litepipes with RTN112 retainers and LFC Series litepipes with RTN125 retainers are now in stock with immediate shipping availability from Future Electronics.

To purchase product or for more information about VCC’s new light pipe family, 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 by Robert Miller, 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 Expansion of Cypress Semiconductor’s Automotive Portfolio

Montreal, Canada – January 20, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announced that Cypress Semiconductor has expanded its automotive portfolio, enabling manufacturers to bring high tech automotive systems historically available only in luxury models to mainstream vehicles.

As a key part of their automotive portfolio expansion, Cypress introduced the first series of its Traveo™ microcontroller (MCU) family, which enables higher performance and more cost-efficient implementations of instrument clusters and body electronics. The series features up to 4MB of high-density embedded flash, stepper motor control, thin-film transistor (TFT) display control, advanced sound output capabilities and support for all in-vehicle networking standards required today for instrument clusters.

In addition, Cypress recently introduced a transceiver for the Clock Extension Peripheral Interface (CXPI) designed to succeed the widely-used Local Interconnect Network (LIN) automotive communication protocol. CXPI helps reduce bills of material and lowers fuel consumption by requiring fewer wires and lighter wires in a vehicle. Cypress is the only supplier to offer a CXPI transceiver and automotive MCUs, enabling a complete solution.

Cypress Semiconductor’s Traveo S6J331X/S6J332X/S6J333X/S6J334X and S6J335X series is sampling now and will be in production in the second half of 2016. It is available in 144-pin, 176-pin and 208-pin TEQFP packages.

The S6BT11X CXPI transceiver series is sampling now, and is available in an 8-pin SOP package.

For more information about Cypress Semiconductor, Traveo microcontrollers, and the CXPI transceiver 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 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 by Robert Miller, 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 Promotes ISL8018, ISL80510/05, and ISL8117 from Intersil

Montreal, Canada – January 19, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate shipping availability of Intersil’s ISL8018, ISL80510/05, and ISL8117.

Intersil’s ISL8018 synchronous buck converter steps-down 5V rails to point-of-load inputs as low as 0.6V for FPGAs, DSPs and microprocessors. The ISL80510/05 1A/.5A LDO voltage regulators offer best-in-class dropout and transient performance for noise-sensitive loads, at a highly competitive price. The ISL8117 60V sync buck controller’s low duty cycle (40ns min on time) delivers direct conversion from 48V to 1V—no need for intermediate power stage or external compensation.

For more information about competitive pricing, direct conversion, fast transient response, and Intersil’s ISL8018, click here

For more information about Intersil’s ISL80510/05, click here

For more information about Intersil’s ISL8117, 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 by Robert Miller, 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 Shares Key Performance Parameters of Linear Regulators from Intersil

Montreal, Canada – January 18, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, featured an article in a recent issue of the company’s monthly publication, Future Technology Magazine, discussing linear regulators and their key performance parameters.

The article was written by Sitthipong Angkititrakul and Dhananjay Singh, from Intersil Corporation. The following is an abridged version of the main points included in the informational article.

Low-dropout regulators, commonly called LDOs, are used in a broad range of electronic applications across many different industries. An LDO is generally perceived as a simple and inexpensive way to regulate and control an output voltage that is delivered from a higher input voltage supply.

To make the best use of an LDO, it is necessary to understand the key performance parameters and their impact on given loads. Designers will need to determine whether the LDO is suitable for a specific load by closely analyzing the surrounding circuit conditions.

An LDO comprises three basic functional elements: a reference voltage, a pass element and an error amplifier. During normal operation, the pass element behaves as a voltage controller current source. The pass element is driven by a compensated control signal from the error amplifier, which senses the output voltage and compares it with the reference voltage. All of these function blocks affect the LDO’s performance.

The seven key performance parameters for an LDO are dropout voltage, load regulation, line regulation, power supply rejection ratio (PSRR), noise, transient response, and quiescent current.

Though simple in concept and implementation, LDOs perform a vital function in system power design. There are many factors that need to be considered to optimize a design, particularly at higher current levels. For mid to high current applications, Intersil’s ISL80510/05 provide balanced performance across all key LDO performance parameters: low dropout, transient performance, voltage accuracy and a near flat PSRR response across a wide range of frequencies.

To read the full article and learn more about Intersil, balance performance, and voltage accuracy 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 by Robert Miller, 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