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 Announces the New MLX90393 Software-Defined Sensors from Melexis

Montreal, Canada – February 2, 2015 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announces the newly unveiled MLX90393 software-defined sensor from Melexis. This ultra flexible, magnetic sensing solution gives engineers carte blanche in HMI implementation through breadth of programmable parameters.

The MLX90393 is a micropower triaxis magnetometer, offering maximal flexibility at minimal size. With its 3 x 3mm footprint, it can fit in the tiniest of assemblies. It provides a digital output proportional to the sensed magnetic flux density along the 3 perpendicular axes of symmetry of the sensor. But the miniature sensor is mostly characterized by the fact that it can interchange measurement speed for both current consumption and noise on the digital output signal, making it the raw building block for any magnetic sensing application up to +85°C. An external microcontroller can then combine the measurement data in order to define the position of the magnet with respect to the sensor.

Applications include use as a sensing element for the Internet of Things (IoT), metering, impeller-based meters 360° impeller position detection including anti tampering, meter mechanical counter digit readout, general triaxial anti tampering detection, Gauss-meter, HMI, joystick with push, rotary knob with push, lever/slide switch linear stroke, valve position, industrial sensing, and robotics and factory automation.

The MLX90393 lends itself to a wide variety of HMIs such as joystick (Gimball, Ball&Socket) with push detection, rotary knobs with push function and linear strokes by levers or sliding switches. The sensor output data needs to be post-processed in order to calculate the angles or norms of the vector in order to get the desired position signal(s). This requires off-chip computation, and is a clear advantage in system level partitioning by having one microcontroller interfacing with many sensors on the same bus.

To buy product or for more information about Melexis, the MLX90393 Series, software-defined sensors, magnetic sensing solutions, and HMI, as well as access to the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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 “Get on the RZ Express” from Renesas

Montreal, Canada – November 7, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is offering the ability for customers to fast track Renesas RZ/A1 designs with free Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS, middleware stack, and more.

Renesas and Express Logichave teamed up for theRZ Express promotion, giving qualified production customers of the Renesas RZ/A1 microprocessor (MPU) an opportunity to apply for a single-product license of Express Logic’s ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS) and middleware stack, including NetX, GUIX, FileX, USBX, and TraceX at no cost.

Customers chosen to receive this valuable single-product license free of charge will also enjoy free software support from Express Logic for 90 days. The RZ Express promotion is available for a limited time.

Benefits include a lower BOM cost, increased performance, decreased power consumption, and accelerated time to market.

For more information about Renesas, RZ Express, RZ/A1 Design, Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS, the RZ/A1 Series, or HMI, 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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