Future Electronics Promotes the New PRoC BLE Module from Cypress

Montreal, Canada – June 18, 2015 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate availability of the new PRoC BLE Module from Cypress.

The CY5671 PRoC BLE Module from Cypress is a complete, certified solution to add BLE connectivity to any embedded system. The module features a PRoC BLE device, two crystals for the antenna matching network, a PCB antenna and other passives, while providing access to all GPIOs of the device.

CY5671 is qualified for Bluetooth 4.1 specifications. The module, along with the BLE Pioneer Kit, also from Cypress, has regulatory approval (for development purposes only) for the 2.4-GHz unlicensed frequency range in regions including the USA (FCC), Canada (IC), Europe (CE), and Japan (JRF/TELEC).

For more information about Cypress, CY5671, the PRoC BLE Module, RF & Wireless, and development tools, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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.

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Future Electronics Offers Atmel’s SAMA5D3 Xplained Low Cost Evaluation Boards

Montreal, Canada – August 22, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers the SAMA5D3 Xplained low cost evaluation boards from Atmel.

The SAMA5D3 Xplained low cost evaluation board from Atmel is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor-based designs. The board comes with a rich set of ready to use connectivity and storage peripherals and expansion headers for easy customization. A Linux distribution and software package gets designers up and running fast. A USB device connector can be used to power the board as well as programming and debugging it.

Key features include a SAMA5D36 Cortex-A5 microprocessor, 256MBytes DDR2, 256MBytes NAND Flash, LCD connectors, Dual Ethernet (GMAC + EMAC) with PHY and connectors, three USB connectors (2 Host + 1 Device), 1x SD/eMMC and 1x MicroSD slots, expansions headers, Arduino R3 Shield compatibility, and power measurement straps.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Atmel, the SAMA5D3 Series, MCUs, microcontrollers, Xplained Pro, evaluation boards, development tools, microprocessors, and Cortex-A5, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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.

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Future Electronics Features Ultra-Low Power Solutions for Battery-Powered Technology from Renesas

Montreal, Canada – June 12, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, features Renesas’ultra-low power solutions for battery-powered technology.

Handheld remote control devices have to run on batteries as long as possible, with a typical goal of four years before replacement. As a result, reducing power consumption is a major system design issue. For handheld applications, system design factors include: the amount of time the application spends in active mode, the amount of time the MCU spends in the low power mode, and the current-drain characteristics of the system’s MCU. These factors are critical in determining battery life.

The RX111 from Renesas is an entry-level 32-bit MCU that was designed from the ground up to offer the best power management options for handheld developers. For example, the RX111 can “snooze” in Software Standby mode and consume only 350nA. Just as important, the RX111 can wake up from this mode in 4.8μs, allowing the MCU to quickly and efficiently update the time display on the remote, respond to keypad inputs or monitor battery status, and then return to sleep mode, thus minimizing the amount of current drain on the battery.

The RX111 offers three different operating modes that can be applied according to the application requirements at any point in time: high speed run mode, middle speed run mode and low speed run mode. And with the RX111, peripherals that aren’t required can be completely shut down in every mode, while a flexible clock system allows peripherals to use a clock frequency from the same clock, driving the CPU to achieve the lowest level of power consumption. In short, the RX111 offers the best power down options of any 32-bit MCU available in the market today.

Future Electronics offers the RX111 Renesas Promotion Board (RPB), designed to showcase RX111 low power modes, featuring Pmod and energy harvesting connectors, and comes loaded with software and tools including an integrated J-Link debugger, built in power measurement, Applilet, e2studio toolchain, and USB Demo.

Also available from Future Electonics is the RX111 Renesas Starter Kit (RSK), a complete RX111-based hardware/software platform for in-depth application design, including the E1 Debugger, a trial version of the e2studio and Renesas’ RX compiler and demonstration firmware.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Renesas, YRPBRX111, YR0K505111S000BE, battery powered technology, 32 bit evaluation boards, development tools, microcontrollers or microprocessors, 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.

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Future Electronics Offers the RL78ADDERBOARD from Renesas

Montreal, Canada – June 6, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, promotes Renesas’ RL78ADDERBOARD.

The RL78ADDERBOARD is a part of the RL78 series Companion Board. The RL78 family combines the high-performance architecture of the 78K0R, highly regarded for its processing performance and low power consumption, with the numerous peripheral functions of the R8C and 78K, both market favorites.

RL78 microcontrollers enable developers to utilize existing software resources created for the R8C and 78K. Features include a wide selection of memory capacities and packages; minimum microcontroller operating voltage; low power consumption with 16-bit microcontroller performance; multiplier/divider/multiply accumulator; a newly developed snooze mode during which A/D conversion and data reception are possible even while the CPU is stopped; extensive peripherals; high-precision, high-speed on-chip oscillator; high level of functionality; data flash (background operation); large RAM capacity; and peripheral circuits with advanced functions.

Board contents include a CPU board mounted with RL78 E1 on-chip debugging emulator, a free evaluation version of CubeSuite+ integrated development environment, as well as a free evaluation version of Flash Programmer flash programming software.

To purchase product(s), or for more information about Renesas, RL78 RDK, RL78ADDERBOARD, companion board, development tools, or the RL78 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, 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
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martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Promotes Cymbet’s EnerChip Energy Harvesting Kit

Montreal, Canada – June 3, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, promotes the EnerChip Energy Harvesting Kit from Cymbet.

The CBC-EVAL-10B is a demonstration kit that provides designers a platform to easily develop Energy Harvesting (EH) solutions using the EnerChip CBC3150 configured to operate in an energy-harvesting mode.

The kit combines a small solar panel, power management circuit, energy storage, regulated output voltage, and input/output pins for connection to commercially available microcontroller (MCU) and radio boards. A 16-pin CBC51100 module is included as a daughter board, providing the EH functions, battery management, and 100μAh of solid-state rechargeable energy storage.

The CBC-EVAL-10B is a practical, low cost realization of an EH-based power system that can provide many years of service without need of battery maintenance.

To purchase product(s), or for more information about Cymbet, CBC-EVAL-10B, EnerChip RTC Series, CBC34123 the Energy Harvesting Kit, RF & Wireless, and development tools, 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.

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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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Future Electronics Offers the RL78/G14 Integrated Debugger & Wi-Fi Radio MCU Board from Renesas

Montreal, Canada – May 22, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of Renesas’ RL78/G14 integrated debugger & Wi-Fi radio microcontroller board.

The RL78/G14 Demonstration Kit (YRDKRL78G14) is a powerful tool to evaluate Wi-Fi connected solutions that bridge several sensors (3D accelerometer, temperature, light and more) to the Internet through the low power, high-performance, 16-bit RL78G14 microcontroller – an “Internet of Things Demonstration Kit.”

Sporting a low-power, 802.11b/g/n on-board Wi-Fi module, a digital 3D accelerometer, temperature sensor, light sensor and many more peripherals, you will be able to monitor x, y and z orientation of the board, light, temperature, switch status and potentiometer position, turn LEDs on and off and send messages to the on-board LCD from anywhere with just a few simple steps.

Using a free app, the user can monitor and control the board with a smartphone (iPhone or Android). In addition to point-to-point wireless connectivity, the RL78/G14 RDK provides two examples of cloud connectivity; this option allows the user to monitor/control the RDK from virtually anywhere in the world. The RL78G14RDK comes with all the tools needed to start developing your own solutions.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about RL78G14, RL78 Series, Renesas, microcontroller boards, development tools, microcontrollers, microprocessors, 16 Bit Eval Boards, or the YRDKRL78G14, 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.

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Future Electronics Promotes Intelligent Lighting and Control from Microchip

Montreal, Canada – April 15, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of intelligent lighting and control from Microchip.

Intelligent lighting and control solutions from Microchip can meet the technical needs of lighting engineers with a large array of 8-, 16-, 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers, analog, wireless, and human interface products. With advanced peripheral integration and support for all lighting technologies, a scalable Microchip solution provides significant flexibility versus that of a pure analog or ASIC implementation. Designing with Microchip-based lighting solutions enables innovation that expands lighting product capabilities and provides product differentiation.

Light emitting diode (LED) technology is currently at the forefront of delivering the most efficient alternatives to incandescent lighting. Although LEDs pose technical challenges, they also offer significant advantages beyond simple incandescent light bulb replacement, including improved efficacy (lumens/watt), reduced energy consumption, and the ability to add intelligence.

The communication platform is compatible with commercially available DALI/DMX512A products and can be integrated into existing lighting networks during development or utilized with multiple communication platforms to simulate large lighting networks.

For more information about Microchip, DV160214-1, DV160214-2, the DALI Starter Kit, the Lighting Communications Development Platform, Development Tools, or to access 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.

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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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Future Electronics Announces Value Proposition for Innovative Products from Microchip

Montreal, Canada – April 8, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is ensuring innovative product solutions and industry leading cost of ownership for Microchip products.

Future Electronics is a high performance distribution partner that provides broad reach to an extensive customer base for Microchip’s differentiating products and solutions.

As a Microchip distribution partner, Future Electronics provides a high service model which ensures customers experience innovative product solutions as well as industry leading cost of ownership.

Future Electronics’ value proposition to new and existing customers is extremely extensive. Future’s engineers are constantly trained on the benefits of Microchip’s growing portfolio, and support customers with a selection of high performance and cost optimized solutions for their applications.

Future’s engineers also provide design support, ensuring that projects are on track and meet critical time-to-market deadlines. And when the customer design moves into high volume production, Future’s high service model excels at providing unrivalled security of supply and on-time delivery performance.

For example, customers using Future’s logistic programs experience on-time delivery of no less than 99.5%. The Future service model also ensures that 60% of all inventory held is available to sell to new customer or existing customers who may have rapid unforeseen increases in demand. Future’s goal is to provide maximum flexibility so that customers can be dynamic and responsive to business opportunities.

To learn more about Future Electronics’ value proposition for Microchip products including development tools, electromechanical, interconnect, semiconductors and more, watch the video.

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 SX1276 Series of Ultra Low Power Long Range Transceivers from Semtech

Montreal, Canada – April 2, 2014Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of the SX1276 series of ultra low power long range transceivers from Semtech.

Semtech’s SX127x family with LoRa™ provides significant benefits for range, robust performance, and battery lifetime compared to competing technologies.

The SX127x platform delivers superior system performance for range, battery operation and interference immunity while eliminating the need for repeaters and complex infrastructure, making it ideal for metering, automation, Internet-of things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

The SX1276, SX1277, and SX1278 are key endnode components in the long range high capacity network system offering from Semtech. The new SX127x platform incorporates LoRa (long range) spread spectrum technology in addition to the traditional GFSK modulation. Spread spectrum technology has been utilized in other applications for a number of years, but has not been available until today as a low cost solution suitable for sensor networks.

Using the LoRa technology, the SX127x family achieves a range of more than 15km (9 miles) in a suburban environment and 2 to 5km (3 miles) in a dense urban environment, while operating under US, EU, Chinese and Japanese regulatory limits.

Most deployed systems for metering, security or industrial automation are limited in range to 1 to 2km (less than 1.25 miles) in a suburban environment. The additional range provided by LoRa eliminates the need for repeaters in these applications, significantly simplifying the system design and lowering the total cost of deployment.

The SX1276 covers all the major sub-GHz frequency bands, while the SX1277 is a cost optimized version targeted at applications that utilize data rates from 5kbps to 40kbps, such as security systems. The SX1278 is optimized for the rapidly growing smart meter market in China, using the 470 to 510MHz band.

All devices deliver over 100dB of blocking immunity to out-of-band interfering signals, which is a 15dB advantage over competing devices. Additionally, the SX127x family has a 25dB improvement over FSK devices for rejecting in-band interfering signals.

This makes the device especially effective in industrial, scientific and medical (ISM)-band applications such as security and metering, because it provides immunity from sub-GHz frequency 4G/LTE signals. This immunity, combined with the SX127x’s highly linear RF front-end, makes it the most reliable and robust solution for operating in the presence of strong interfering signals.

The fast growth of the IOT/M2M market – predicted by industry analysts to total 50 billion nodes by 2020 – provides a great opportunity for the SX127x with LoRa technology. There is a dramatic need for an improved physical layer in this market for long range, low power for battery operation, and low cost for volume deployment.

LoRa is the ideal solution to meet these needs and a great complement to 2G/3G GSM in this rapidly growing market.

The SX127x family supports GFSK, FSK, GMSK and OOK modulation in addition to LoRa, and is designed to support WMBus, IEEE 802.15.4g (SUN), FCC 15.247, ARIB T96/108, EN 300-220 as well as other worldwide standards and regulations.

Applications include automated meter reading, wireless sensor networks, home and building automation, wireless alarm and security systems, as well as industrial monitoring and control.

For more information about Semtech, ultra low power, long range transceivers, the SX1276 series, semiconductors, development tools, wireless & RF, and transceiver ICs, along with 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.

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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Announces Availability of iCE Stick Evaluation Kits from Lattice Semiconductor

Montreal, Canada – January 9, 2013Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate availability of the Lattice Semiconductor iCEstick Evaluation Kit.

The iCEblink40-HX1K Evaluation Kit is an easy-to-use platform for rapidly prototyping designs using the iCE40 FPGA. It features a high-performance, low-power iCE40HX1K FPGA; USB programming, debugging, virtual I/O functions, and power supply; Four user LEDs; Four capacitive-touch buttons; 3.3 MHz clock source; 1Mbit SPI serial configuration PROM; is supported by Lattice iCEcube2™ design software; 68 LVCMOS/LVTTL (3.3V) digital I/O connections on 0.1” through-hole connections; and supports third-party I/O expansion boards and modules, including 3.3V Arduino Shield boards (requires additional sockets, not supplied).

For more information about Lattice Semiconductor, the iCE Stick Evaluation Kit, ICE40HX1K-STICK-EVN, iCE40HX1K FPGA, Development Tools, the iCE40, or to buy products, 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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