Future Electronics Features Ultra-Low Power Solutions for Battery-Powered Technology from Renesas

Montreal, Canada – June 12, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, features Renesas’ultra-low power solutions for battery-powered technology.

Handheld remote control devices have to run on batteries as long as possible, with a typical goal of four years before replacement. As a result, reducing power consumption is a major system design issue. For handheld applications, system design factors include: the amount of time the application spends in active mode, the amount of time the MCU spends in the low power mode, and the current-drain characteristics of the system’s MCU. These factors are critical in determining battery life.

The RX111 from Renesas is an entry-level 32-bit MCU that was designed from the ground up to offer the best power management options for handheld developers. For example, the RX111 can “snooze” in Software Standby mode and consume only 350nA. Just as important, the RX111 can wake up from this mode in 4.8μs, allowing the MCU to quickly and efficiently update the time display on the remote, respond to keypad inputs or monitor battery status, and then return to sleep mode, thus minimizing the amount of current drain on the battery.

The RX111 offers three different operating modes that can be applied according to the application requirements at any point in time: high speed run mode, middle speed run mode and low speed run mode. And with the RX111, peripherals that aren’t required can be completely shut down in every mode, while a flexible clock system allows peripherals to use a clock frequency from the same clock, driving the CPU to achieve the lowest level of power consumption. In short, the RX111 offers the best power down options of any 32-bit MCU available in the market today.

Future Electronics offers the RX111 Renesas Promotion Board (RPB), designed to showcase RX111 low power modes, featuring Pmod and energy harvesting connectors, and comes loaded with software and tools including an integrated J-Link debugger, built in power measurement, Applilet, e2studio toolchain, and USB Demo.

Also available from Future Electonics is the RX111 Renesas Starter Kit (RSK), a complete RX111-based hardware/software platform for in-depth application design, including the E1 Debugger, a trial version of the e2studio and Renesas’ RX compiler and demonstration firmware.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Renesas, YRPBRX111, YR0K505111S000BE, battery powered technology, 32 bit evaluation boards, development tools, microcontrollers or microprocessors, 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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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 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.

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