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 Launches “Getting Started with LPCXpresso” as Part of How-to Video Series

Montreal, Quebec – April 8, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has added “Getting Started with LPCXpresso” as part of their how-to video series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications, which can be seen on the company’s YouTube channel.

The video explains the first step in using NXP’s LPCXpresso is to select the software development platform that will be used. There are a few key software IDE/Compilers available, including Keil, IAR and Code Red.

This groundbreaking development platform, created by NXP exclusively for its Cortex-M microcontrollers, takes the user from evaluation all the way through to product development for less than $30. Designed for simplicity and ease of use, it features a powerful Eclipse-based IDE with a special, NXP-designed user interface. A Linux version is also available.

LCPXpresso development boards include an optimized Cortex-M0 compiler with libraries, an LPC-Link JTAG/SWD debug probe, and target boards.

Once the platform has been selected, a hardware debugger must be chosen. A hardware debugger or debug adapter connects a PC’s USB port to a developer’s target system, therefore allowing developers to code and debug embedded software on target hardware. Some debuggers are integrated into development boards, which is the case of LPCXpresso.

The third step is selecting an evaluation or rapid prototyping board. Evaluation and development boards provide developers with a hardware platform for testing software before customer prototypes are available. NXP’s LPCXpresso combines with the LPCXpresso Integrated Development Environment for a low cost evaluation and development platform with various baseboards available.

Rapid prototyping boards are low cost and time efficient ways to evaluate microcontrollers. mbed Rapid Prototyping boards are compatible with the LPCXpresso form factor.

There are several reasons to choose NXP LPCXpresso. Users can evaluate, explore, and develop within a single, easy-to-use interface while retaining all the advanced features associated with powerful and expensive tools. Free software and libraries are also available from NXP.

“Getting Started with LPCXpresso” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/OD1MYDuSjik.

For more information about microcontroller programming, microcontroller kits, microcontroller boards, programming microcontrollers, embedded microcontrollers, microcontroller development, microcontroller development boards, microcontroller development kits, debug hardware, NXP cortex, microcontroller starter kits, NXP microcontrollers, low cost microcontrollers, microcontroller evaluation boards, NXP LPCXpresso, NXP Cortex m0, the how-to video series, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/Search.aspx?dsNav=Ntk:PartNumberSearch%7cNXP+LPCXpresso%7c1%7c,Ny:True,Nea:True.

FUTURE ELECTRONICS

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. 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 42 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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Martin H. Gordon
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514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com