Future Electronics’ HMI seminars across Europe presents latest tools and technologies; including MCUs with voice-recognition

New seminar series presents latest tools and technologies for designing sophisticated industrial human-machine interfaces
Seminars in ten European cities will explore MCUs with voice-recognition capability, displays supporting multi-touch and gloved touch, and tools for rapid graphics development

Egham, UK, 25 July 2017 – 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 dates for a series of seminars presenting the latest technologies for advanced Human-Machine Interface (HMI) designs, including microcontrollers with multi-touch and voice-recognition capabilities and tools for rapid graphics display development.

The all-day seminars, which will take place in ten European city-centre locations in October and November 2017, will address the most common issues faced by designers of industrial and medical equipment when developing sophisticated touch-sensing graphics displays. Engineers attending the seminars will learn about:
* the improved capabilities of the 2D graphics accelerator, display controller and touch-sensing controller built into the latest microcontrollers from manufacturers such as NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics and Microchip
* quick and effective ways to implement attractive and functional display graphics using the TouchGFX graphics library and design tool
* the extended lifetime, robust performance and support for touch-sensing with gloves and operation in wet conditions provided by high-brightness industrial displays from Tianma-NLT
* how to interface any microcontroller or microprocessor to any display or camera using video bridging technologies from Lattice Semiconductor
* how MCUs can support voice-recognition services, such as Google Assistant or the Amazon Alexa Voice Service
* the HMI options available to users looking for an off-the-shelf System-on-Module (SoM) or Single-Board Computer (SBC) from TechNexion or iWave

Future Electronics will also demonstrate at the seminars a series of new HMI reference designs that it has developed at its Centre of Excellence in Gdansk, Poland, based on microcontrollers from NXP, ST and Microchip, and featuring TouchGFX-derived graphics on high-quality Tianma-NLT displays.

The seminar dates and venues are:
17 October            Egham, UK
19 October            Leeds, UK
25 October            Gothenburg, Sweden
13 November         Stuttgart, Germany
21 November         Nantes, France
22 November         Paris, France
23 November         Brussels, Belgium
28 November         Madrid, Spain
29 November         San Sebastien, Spain
30 November         Barcelona, Spain

Paul Donaldson, EMEA Vertical Segment Director at Future Electronics, said: ‘Today customers are looking for full ecosystem solutions when evaluating a new product design – they are not choosing a semiconductor product, such as the microcontroller, in isolation. And the requirement for easy implementation of software graphics and touchscreen TFT displays now plays a much bigger part in a typical industrial design, driven by demand from end users.

‘This seminar brings together supplier partners of Future Electronics to enable the design engineer to evaluate combinations of displays with touch and voice capabilities in the latest microcontrollers products, and to see how quick and easy it is to design a working graphical display with TouchGFX.’

Places at the seminars are only available to engineers who apply in advance, and spaces are strictly limited. To apply, e-mail FES-EMEA@FutureElectronics.com, or visit www.futureelectronics.com/en/promotions/EventsAndSeminars.

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 as well as differentiated engineering services around technical support, technology training and custom board design for its customers. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 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’ ‘Secure Wireless Sensor Node’ seminars helps designers protect the IoT from hacking and exploitation

World IoT day sees European-wide seminar series offer designers unique insight into solutions and trends for IoT security.

Egham, UK, 8th April, 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 the dates of a series of ‘Secure Wireless Sensor Node’ seminars across Europe in May and June in conjunction with World IoT day.

With the explosion in IoT edge nodes, from feeding information about the health of a patient to the health of a pot plant; the data collected and analysed can reveal valuable insights that allow for more pro-active and streamlined decisions and activities. All of which ultimately benefits both the individuals and business alike. However, what is often overlooked is the increasing value the manipulation of this data may have to enhancing criminal activity. Ensuring a design that is robust and secure from external threats and vulnerabilities is vital to the integrity of a solution as a whole.

The ‘Secure Wireless Sensor Node’ seminars are tailored to benefit anyone working on IoT designs and offer unique insight from some of the Industry’s leading experts. The course encompasses solutions and technology trends from security, to wireless connectivity, to sensors and node power.

Every engineer attending a seminar will receive an AT88CK590 evaluation kit from Atmel, and the first 10 approved customers that register and attend in each location will win an OM5569/NT321D board from NXP.

As well as providing hands-on tuition with industry experts, engineers will learn about:

•    Protecting edge nodes against post deployment hacking & exploitation
•    Commission edge nodes securely and easily
•    Navigating short range wireless technology choices
•    Increasing RF range whilst minimising power consumption
•    Antenna design for ultra-compact form-factors
•    Choosing the best sensor for your node
•    Tips on maximising the battery life of an edge node

To register to attend a seminar, design engineers should go to our website, or contact their local branch of Future Electronics.

The dates and venues for ‘Secure Wireless Sensor Node’ seminars series are:

Istanbul,  Turkey 3rd May 2016
Budapest, Hungary 5th May 2016
Stockholm, Sweden 10th May 2016
Halifax, UK 10th May 2016
Stuttgart, Germany 10th May 2016
Gothenburg, Sweden 11th May 2016
Paris, France 12th May 2016
London, UK 12th May 2016
Frankfurt, Germany 12th May 2016
Helsinki, Finland 17th May 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark 18th May 2016
Breda, Netherlands 24th May 2016
Barcelona, Spain 26th May 2016
San Sebastian, Spain 27th May 2016
Rennes, France 1st June 2016
Dortmund, Germany 7th June 2016
Prague, Czech Republic 7th June 2016
Erfurt, Germany 8th June 2016
Zurich, Switzerland 9th June 2016
Vienna, Austria 14th June 2016
Hannover, Germany 16th June 2016
Munich, Germany 21st June 2016
Milan, Italy 22nd June 2016
Padova, Italy 23rd June 2016


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

Delight the Customer® is a registered trademark of Future Electronics.

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