Future Electronics Promotes the MIC28304 Evaluation Board from Micrel

Montreal, Canada – July 11, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, promotes the MIC28304 Evaluation Board from Micrel.

The MIC28304 from Micrel is a synchronous step down regulator module, featuring a unique adaptive ON-time control architecture. The module incorporates a DC-to-DC controller, power MOSFETs, bootstrap diode, bootstrap capacitor and an inductor in a single package. The MIC28304 operates over an input supply range from 4.5V to 70V and can be used to supply up to 3A of output current. The output voltage is adjustable down to 0.8V with a guaranteed accuracy of ±1%. The device operates with programmable switching frequency from 200kHz to 600kHz.

The MIC28304-1 has the HyperLight Load® architecture, so it can operate in pulse skipping mode at light load. However, it operates in fixed frequency CCM mode from medium to heavy load. The MIC28304-2 has Hyper Speed Control™ architecture, which operates in fixed frequency CCM mode under all load conditions.

The basic parameters of the evaluation board are:

  • Input: 7V to 70V
  • Output: 0.8V to 5V at 3A
  • 600kHz Switching Frequency (adjustable 200kHz to 600kHz)

The MIC28304-1 and MIC28304-2 evaluation board requires only a single power supply with at least 10A current capability. No external linear regulator is required to power the internal biasing of the IC because the MIC28304 has internal PVDD LDO.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Micrel Semiconductor, the MIC28304 Series, Analog & Power, DC/DC Converters, Evaluation Boards, Power Modules, or the HyperLight Load® Family, 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 Features the 2nd Generation High Voltage SiC MOSFETs from ROHM Semiconductor

Montreal, Canada – June 17, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, features the 2nd generation high voltage SiC MOSFETs from ROHM Semiconductor.

ROHM offers an expanded lineup of high voltage SiC MOSFETs designed to deliver cost effective, breakthrough performance in inverters and converters in power conditioners and other devices through high voltage resistance, low ON resistance, high speed switching, and fast recovery characteristics.

ROHM’s latest SiC MOSFETs series features dramatically lower switching loss – as much as 90% compared with silicon IGBTs – due to the absence of tail current and fast recovery characteristics of the body diode. The resulting 70-90ns turn ON/OFF times allow for switching frequencies in the hundreds of kilohertz (kHz) range, making it possible to reduce the size and weight of passives while enabling designers to achieve higher efficiency systems by implementing simpler, less expensive cooling systems, for example by using smaller, lighter passive air-cooled heat sinks instead of liquid or forced-air thermal management.

ROHM has also succeeded in overcoming problems associated with characteristics deterioration due to body diode degradation during reverse conduction (i.e. increased ON resistance, forward voltage, and resistance deterioration) and premature failure of the gate oxide film by improving processes related to crystal defects and device structure, reducing ON resistance per unit area by about 30% over conventional products.

In addition to the standard lineup, ROHM offers the popular SCH2080KE – the industry’s first SiC MOSFET to co-package a discrete anti-parallel SiC Schottky barrier diode, featuring a forward voltage three times smaller than that of the body diode. This minimizes power loss (by 70% or more) while saving valuable board space, simplifying layout, and reducing BOM costs compared to equivalent discrete solutions.

The combination of excellent switching performance, low ON resistance, and high breakdown voltage make ROHM SiC MOSFETs ideal replacements for silicon power MOSFETs and IGBTs in a wide range of applications, including solar and 3-phase inverters, DC/DC converters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and motor drives.

Applications include DC/DC converters, solar power inverters, 3-phase inverters, power conditioners, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), inverters for EVs and HEVs, AC inverters, and industrial equipment.

For more information about Rohm Semiconductor, DC/DC Converters, SCT2280KE, SCT2080KE, SiC Mosfets, or SiC SBD, 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

Monolithic Power Systems Announces New Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics

San Jose, CA, May. 2, 2014 – Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced today that MPS has signed a distribution agreement with Future Electronics (Future), a global leading distributor of electronic components, for the promotion and sale of MPS products in the Americas. Future will distribute MPS high-performance power solutions addressing a wide range of analog applications, particularly in lighting and industrial markets.

This distribution agreement allows MPS to leverage Future’s extensive field engineering resources and world class physical distribution capabilities. “We are thrilled to partner with Future. I am confident that with Future’s deep knowledge in certain key markets, they will expedite MPS’ growth in the Americas”, says Maurice Sciammas, EVP WW Sales and Marketing.

MPS’ extensive product offering and roadmap, provides Future with one of the most robust line cards in the industry. “We believe that MPS’ product offering will allow our engineers to provide a wide range of product support to our customer base. Their low current and module solutions will enable us to further expand in the industrial, medical and lighting markets”, says Matthew Rotholz, Corporate Vice President, Analog and Power.

About Monolithic Power Systems
Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance analog ICs. Founded in 1997, MPS’s core technology is its innovative and proprietary manufacturing process combined with superior analog circuit design capabilities across system-level and end customer applications. These combined advantages enable MPS to deliver highly integrated monolithic products that offer energy efficient and cost-effective solutions. MPS product families include DC/DC converters, LED drivers and controllers, Class-D audio amplifiers, battery chargers and protections, USB and current-limit switches and AC/DC offline products. MPS has over 1,000 employees worldwide, located in the United States, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore and across Europe.To learn more about Monolithic Power Systems visit www.monolithicpower.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.

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Contacts:
Jae H. Park
Marketing Communications
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
408-826-0798
jae.park@monolithicpower.com

Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
Future Electronics
514-694-7710 (Ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Offer High Performance Advanced Silicon Power Products, Improve System Efficiency

Montreal, Canada – February 5, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of advanced silicon power products from Renesas, offering high performance and improved system efficiency.

Concerns regarding environmental preservation and other factors have prompted the need to improve the energy efficiency of electrical equipment, in addition to the ongoing shift toward clean energy such as solar and wind power. Vigorous efforts continue, with the goal of boosting energy efficiency in equipment that handles high voltages and large currents, such as solar inverters, water-jet pumps, and large current inverter-controlled motors.

Renesas Electronics has introduced a new line of Silicon Power products that are optimized for the lowest total device loss (combination of switching loss and conduction loss). These new products help reduce power dissipation and enable more stable operation in applications such as three-phase inverter circuits, Buck/Boost converters and PFC systems widely used in large-current inverter blocks of solar power inverters or inverter controlled motors for industrial use. Applications include solar and renewable energy, industrial power supply/PFC, industrial motor control, AC adaptors, and servers power supply, among others.

Future Electronics carries a full lineup of Renesas IGBTs, SuperJunction (SJ) MOSFETs, SiC-SBDs (Schottky Barrier Diodes), and Fast Recovery Diodes, for a broad range of high power applications, high speed motor and inverter control, server and telecom power supplies, solar inverters, and PFC applications with both CRM and CCM topologies.

For more information about Renesas, IGBTs, DC/DC converters, motor drives, Mosfets, Schottky barrier diodes, fast recovery diodes, solar and renewable energy applications, industrial motor control, and access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, please visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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

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

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