Future Electronics to exhibit interactive secure wireless access control board demonstration at Electronica 2016

Egham, UK, 19 September 2016 – Future Electronics, founded in 1968 by company president Robert Miller and now a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronics components, today announced that visitors to Electronica (Munich, 8-11 November 2016) will be able to view and interact with demonstrations of the latest security, cloud connectivity and power technologies for Industry 4.0 at the company’s stand A4.259.

Future Electronics’ stand will feature pods showing technologies grouped into three themes: Experience Security, Experience Power and Experience the Cloud. The ‘Experience Security’ pod will show a live demonstration of Future Electronics’ own Secure Wireless Access Control evaluation board. This board features triple-pass authentication, using a fingerprint reader, an encrypted NFC tag and a numeric keypad for entering a user’s PIN code.

At Electronica, visitors will be able to meet specialist Future Electronics engineers who can show how to quickly configure the three security features of the board, and explain the way it passes or rejects attempts to gain access and displays the results on the board’s integrated LCD screen.

Based on an NXP Semiconductors LPC43S57 microcontroller, A70CM secure authentication IC, CLRC66302HN multi-protocol NFC front end and PCA8885 eight-channel capacitive touch/proximity sensor, the board was developed at a Future Electronics System Design Centre. Security technology engineers from Future Electronics will be able to explain to visitors to Electronica the steps to integrate this kind of security functionality into their product designs.

In addition, stand A4.259 will feature a new, low-cost Future Electronics-developed Microsemi Creative Board, which enables evaluation of a low-power FPGA for safety-critical applications. This board is a flexible system development platform for users of Microsemi’s Igloo 2 and SmartFusion 2 FPGAs, and features connectors for Arduino™, MikroBUS™ and PMOD™ extension boards. It enables designers to rapidly implement a complete prototype system around a Microsemi FPGA and develop a proof of concept.

Future Electronics will be making 40 Microsemi Creative Boards available exclusively free to qualified engineers who apply at Future Electronics’ stand at Electronica.

The stand’s Experience Power pod will exhibit wireless charging, silicon carbide and Power-over-Ethernet products from ROHM Semiconductor, Microsemi and Semtech, as well as Vicor’s highly efficient two-stage (1.8kW AC in/5V DC out) power supply design.

The Experience Connectivity pod features application development platforms for Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® Low Energy and LoRa™ wireless technologies from STMicroelectronics, Cypress Semiconductor and Microchip. All will be connected to Future Electronics’ cloud infrastructure to demonstrate ‘chip to cloud’ communication.

Paul Donaldson, Vertical Segment Director of Future Electronics (EMEA), said: ‘Visitors who want a practical demonstration of the technologies that underlie the vision of Industry 4.0 and the broader IoT, and who want hands-on advice on the best ways to implement them, should take the time to meet the segment specialists from Future Electronics and to view the developer-ready demonstration boards on show at Future Electronics’ stand.’

For more information before the start of Electronica about the technology demonstrations which will be on view at Future Electronics’ stand, visitors should contact info@my-ftm.com.

About Future Electronics
Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronics components distribution, and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry today. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada and operating in 42 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for providing outstanding service and developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions.

The company’s success is largely built upon its commitment to maintain close business partnerships with suppliers and customers, coupled with the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle.

Future Electronics is globally integrated, supported by one worldwide IT infrastructure which provides real time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of operations, sales and marketing worldwide.

Future Electronics boasts the most knowledgeable sales team and provides the most advanced engineering/design capabilities and technical solutions, award-winning customer service, best in class global trade compliance program, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world.

Offering the industry’s highest level of overall service, including customer-specific programs and processes, and worldwide e-commerce support, the company’s mission is always to Delight the Customer.

Website: www.futureelectronics.com.
For more information please contact:
Mark Britton
Marketing Communications Manager (EMEA)
Future Electronics
Phone: +44 (0)1784 275092
Email: mark.britton@futureelectronics.com

Lucy Brearley
TKO Marketing Consultants
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Email: lucy@tko.co.uk