Future Electronics and Fairchild Semiconductor Hosting Webinar

Montreal, Canada – May 9, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, and Fairchild Semiconductor are offering an informational webinar on Wednesday, May 11th at 2 pm Eastern time.

This one-hour webinar will explain how Fairchild Semiconductor and Future Electronics can help streamline switch-mode power supply designs. Fairchild’s green mode power switch solutions help to achieve high power density, high reliability, low standby power, and low solution cost. These are crucial factors for many isolated and non-isolated SMPS applications including motor control, smart metering, and industrial auxiliary power supplies. Fairchild’s highly integrated green mode power switches are developed to address all of these factors.

Topology configurations, practical design procedures and guidelines for these applications will be discussed, along with an overview of how the FSL306, FSL336 and FSL4110 device features reduce system design complexity, including integrated support for up to 1000V designs. To further cut design iteration and design-to-production time, Fairchild’s Power Supply WebDesigner™, a web-based design tool, is introduced at the end of the presentation to offer power designers a fast and easy way to finish their power system design in only a few minutes.

After attending the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of offline SMPS challenges, technical/topological trade-offs, will gain confidence in selecting the right part/topology, and will be able to complete a FSL306/336 or FSL4110 power supply design within minutes.

In addition, all webinar attendees will qualify for an opportunity to receive an FSL306 or FSL4110 evaluation board.

To find out more information or register for the webinar, 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, President, Future Electronics 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 Upcoming Free Power Seminar from Fairchild

Montreal, Canada – April 10, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces free Power Seminars from Fairchild Semiconductor.

Staying updated on the latest technology is one of the many challenges engineers face today. Fairchild Semiconductor is offering free one-day seminars in Boston, MA on Thursday, May 1st, during its North American leg of their eighth season of worldwide technical seminars. These comprehensive one-day seminars offer rich technical and practical presentations ideal for engineers looking for the latest advancements in power supply design. Registration is free.

Topics include: Current Shaping Strategies for Buck Power Factor Correction; Driving HB-LEDs in High-Power Industrial Lighting Fixtures; — High-power, industrial Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures use series-parallel strings of High Brightness (HB) LEDs to produce superior lighting fixtures compared to traditional, “ballast-based” systems. HB-LEDs are configured in series or series-parallel strings and require Constant-Current, Constant-Voltage (CC-CV) power supplies typically operating within the range of 50W-200W. Voluntary and mandated industry requirements such as the need for Power Factor Correction (PFC), extended universal input voltage range, high efficiency, current accuracy, load control and dimming are all met with the usual challenges of reducing cost, size and design complexity. This paper will address some of the specific challenges designers face when considering power supply design solutions for these unique types of LED lighting applications.

LLC Resonant Converter: Design Issues and Solutions; Evolution in Packaging for Optimum Efficiency and Size in Low Voltage DC-DC Applications; and — This paper focuses on the advantages of co-packaging two Power MOSFET die along with a gate driver IC die to form a low voltage, high current (60A) Multi-Chip module (MCM) synchronous buck power stage. It also provides a brief overview of the Low Voltage (< 30V) MCM evolution along with a discussion on why further advancements in packaging technologies are required to further improve performance. Dedicated sections will cover: package optimization, MOSFET optimization, and matching and optimizing the gate driver to the Power MOSFETs. Subsections will cover: controlling over-shoots and ringing, dead-time optimization, on-chip zero cross detect circuitry for accurate diode emulation, incorporating module fault features, and realizing advanced features such as accurate module temperature sensing.

Improving Flyback Design Performance with a Rapid Iteration Approach.

For more information about Fairchild Semiconductor, E3, Engineering Energy Efficiency, and power supply design, or to register for one of Fairchild’s free seminars, 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.

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 Availability of the FOD816 Series from Fairchild Semiconductor

Montreal, Canada – March 13, 2014Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of Fairchild Semiconductor’s FOD816 Series optocouplers.

The FOD816 consists of two gallium arsenide infrared emitting diodes, connected in inverse parallel, driving a silicon photodarlington output in a 4-pin dual in-line package.

Features of Fairchild Semiconductor’s FOD816 Series optocouplers include AC input response, applicable to Pb-free IR reflow soldering, a compact 4-pin package, high current transfer ratio: 600% minimum, and high input-output isolation voltage of 5000Vrms.

Applications include power supply regulators, digital logic inputs, and microprocessor inputs.

To purchase product(s), or for more information about Fairchild Semiconductor, the FOD816 Series, SMT Logic Gate Optocouplers, optocouplers, and semiconductors, 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 Offers Fairchild Semiconductor’s 650V Green Mode Buck Switches

Montreal, Canada – March 10, 2014Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of Fairchild Semiconductor’s 650V Green Mode Buck Switches, offering the highest power efficiency with system design scalability.

To give designers power scalability to increase power ratings of devices for additional system functionality while simplifying designs for energy efficient home appliance, industrial motor and smart meter applications, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FSL306 and FSL 336 650 V Green Mode AC Buck Switches.

These devices offer burst-mode operation with the low available operating current (250 µA) that helps to reduce standby mode power consumption for increased energy efficiency. Power scalability from 0.5 W to 3 W (FSL306) through the adjustable current limit pin helps simplify designs and reduce design time.

The FSL306 and FSL336 provide higher reliability through rich protection features, such as a Safe Auto Restart Mode. After a fault condition, the switch waits 650 ms before restarting. This feature reduces the stress on the system during a long-term fault, improving system reliability.

These devices combine a PWM controller and a discrete MOSFET in a single package. A high-voltage regulator enables operation without the need for an auxiliary bias winding. Using a built-in error amplifier, the FSL306 and FSL336 provide direct feedback without a shunt regulator, which helps reduce the overall bill of material cost while also saving board space.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Fairchild Semiconductor, Green Mode Buck Switches, Power Switches, the FSL306 Series, the FSL336 Series, PWM Controllers, and Discrete MOSFETs, 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 Offers Availability of Fairchild Semiconductor’s 650V Green Mode Buck Switches

Montreal, Canada – March 3, 2014Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of Fairchild Semiconductor’s 650V Green Mode Buck Switches, offering the highest power efficiency with system design scalability.

To give designers power scalability to increase power ratings of devices for additional system functionality while simplifying designs for energy efficient home appliance, industrial motor and smart meter applications, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FSL306 and FSL 336 650 V Green Mode AC Buck Switches.

These devices offer burst-mode operation with the low available operating current (250 µA) that helps to reduce standby mode power consumption for increased energy efficiency. Power scalability from 0.5 W to 3 W (FSL306) through the adjustable current limit pin helps simplify designs and reduce design time.

The FSL306 and FSL336 provide higher reliability through rich protection features, such as a Safe Auto Restart Mode. After a fault condition, the switch waits 650 ms before restarting. This feature reduces the stress on the system during a long-term fault, improving system reliability.

These devices combine a PWM controller and a discrete MOSFET in a single package. A high-voltage regulator enables operation without the need for an auxiliary bias winding. Using a built-in error amplifier, the FSL306 and FSL336 provide direct feedback without a shunt regulator, which helps reduce the overall bill of material cost while also saving board space.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Fairchild Semiconductor, Green Mode Buck Switches, Power Switches, the FSL306 Series, the FSL336 Series, PWM Controllers, and Discrete MOSFETs, 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 Announces Fairchild’s Next Generation of TinyBuck® Point of Load Regulators

Montreal, Canada – January 21, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce immediate availability of Fairchild Semiconductor’s next generation TinyBuck® Point of Load Regulators, delivering up to 15A output current with 96 percent full load efficiency in a small footprint solution offering improved thermal performance and system robustness.

Power supply designers for server, tablet, notebook, telecom, gaming and general purpose point of load (POL) regulation applications are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency in their designs in order to meet energy standards, extend battery life and reduce total cost of ownership. To help designers meet this challenge, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the next generation TinyBuck regulator family, consisting of integrated POL regulators that incorporate a constant on-time PWM controller and driver with high-side and low-side MOSFETs.

The FAN23xx family enables end-user applications to achieve significantly higher efficiency over a very wide load range. This is achieved through multiple optimizations, such as fine tuned gate drive circuitry with optimized gate drive current and dead times for each specific part number giving two percent higher peak efficiency compared to competitive solutions, and constant on-time architecture with pulse frequency modulation (PFM) for highest light load efficiencies.

Further optimizations help to improve thermal performance and system robustness include reduced switch node ringing, optimized wide duty cycle, and advanced packaging technology to minimize parasitic inductance and resistance, achieving superior thermal performance.

Additionally, the next generation TinyBuck regulator family is supported by an online design tool providing designers a simple, easy-to-use tool that enhances their design and improves time to market.

Fairchild is committed to helping designers meet engineering challenges through technology and process advancements that result in increased performance and functional integration as well as design support resources that minimize components while reducing engineering time.

For more information about FAN2306MPX, FAN2356MPX, TinyBuck Integrated Synchronous Buck Regulators, Fairchild Semiconductor, high-side and low-side MOSFETs, and PWM controllers, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectonics.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 45 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 44 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. 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 Offers Fairchild Semiconductor’s Automotive 3-Phase Variable Speed Inverter

Montreal, Canada – January 14, 2014Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate availability Automotive 3-Phase Variable Speed Inverter Power Modules from Fairchild Semiconductor.

This automotive 3-phase variable speed inverter power module enables higher torque systems, saves fuel, and lowers CO2 emissions, while also shortening development time, increasing reliability, and simplifying high power motor drive stage assembly.

This device, intended for 3-phase motor control applications under 2kW, allows designers to reduce the overall system cost of higher power applications. This includes electric power steering (column-mount and rack-mount), electro-hydraulic power steering, electric water pumps, electric oil pumps and engine cooling fans. The FTCO3V455A1 allows these applications to deliver higher torque outputs. Additionally, power modules are more cost-effective than traditional solutions when all aspects of the power stage design (interconnections, mechanical, electrical and thermal) are considered.

The FTCO3V455A1 automotive power module, through increased electronics integration, uses fewer components than discrete solutions and provides a compact system design that delivers better EMI performance. The integrated DC Bus high accuracy current sense resistor enables full control of the electric motor, while the NTC thermistor provides thermal protection.

The module enables an extremely low electrical resistance path between the battery and motor, in addition to a complete separation of the control board from the high power stage. This provides high current handling capability at a reduced system cost. The module, measuring 44.00 x 29.00 x 5.00 mm, offers designers better EMC, >1.5KV in electrical isolation and lower motor ripple. Additionally, the module provides better system reliability and easier installation.

For more information about Fairchild Semiconductor, automotive power modules, the FTCO3V455A1, 3-phase inverters, semiconductors, analog, drivers, motor drivers,  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

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 Fairchild Semiconductor’s Power Supply WebDesigner Tool

Montreal, Canada – December 17, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of the Power Supply WebDesigner (PSW) from Fairchild Semiconductor.

Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, has enhanced Power Supply WebDesigner (PSW) – an online design and simulation tool that provides complete designs in under a minute – to include power train discrete (MOSFET/IGBT/Rectifier) device power loss and efficiency analysis tools. These new modules provide designers power factor correction (PFC), phase-shifted full-bridge plus secondary side synchronous rectification (PSFB+SR) power train discrete device analysis, and the matrix of device combinations associated with these topologies.

From user-specified electrical and mechanical specifications, the new modules provide an optimum combination of power discrete semiconductors, transformer and inductor design values, as well as a bill of material (BOM). It also provides a dashboard view of the converter’s system and device power loss, device junction temperature, and further component fine-tuning over the operating conditions. As with other PSW modules, designers using the tools can accept default recommended values, or spend time optimizing the important details to their unique design needs. They can get quick, accurate estimates on design performance, and refine design choices as they go. The tools also allow them to spend the time to perform detailed simulation analysis and learn the insights of how their design and its hardware prototype will work with higher degree of confidence.

The Power Train Discrete Module consists of a phase-shifted full bridge with secondary side synchronous rectification (PSFB+SR) module and power factor correction (PFC) module.

These new modules save time when evaluating various combinations. Rather than spending the typical one-week-per-combination bench testing time, PSW can simulate each combination quickly and accurately – typically ~2 percent difference over line and load conditions between tool and hardware measurement results.

When a design is complete, PSW creates a BOM which can be sent to their procurement department or instantly procure the components online, saving time on documentation or sourcing parts elsewhere. Additionally, they can save their design for future reference or pass the design on to other team members.

Power Supply WebDesigner offers a suite of time-saving tools for designing and optimizing the system and power train. The online tool experience ranges from device to system analysis and simulation that takes minutes. The models, calculations and iterative steps of power supply design are built into the tools. Regardless of the users experience level, the tools will increase effectiveness, efficiency and confidence when designing.

For more information on Fairchild Semiconductor, Power Supply, WebDesigner Series, Power Train Discrete Modules, SuperFET® MOSFETs, SuperFET® II MOSFETs, SupreMOS® MOSFETs, PowerTrench® MOSFETs, field-stop IGBTs, or to purchase product(s), along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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

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