Future Electronics Announces Immediate Shipping Availability of Himalaya Family from Maxim

MONTREAL – November 30, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate shipping availability of Maxim’s Himalaya family.

Maxim’s Himalaya family incorporates 7 modules with VIN max ratings of 42V to 60V and max output current ratings from 1A to 3.5A. All variants integrate both FETS and inductor, have adjustable VOUT that are resistor based and the Pgood feature, as well as others that vary by module. These modules are targeted at industrial control, HVAC and building controls, battery powered equipment, and other general purpose POL.

Maxim’s Himalaya DC-DC step-down regulators make use of the latest advancements in switching regulator and process technology to minimize power dissipation, temperature rise, solution size, and total cost-of-ownership.

Maxim’s Himalaya buck converters enable synchronous rectification over a wide input range of 4.5V to 60V or 4.5V to 42V, supporting output currents from 25mA to 5A with internal MOSFETs.  A robust protection scheme provides high reliability over the -40°C to +125°C temperature range.

Maxim’s Himalaya family of power modules incorporates 7 modules with VIN max ratings of 42V to 60V and max output current ratings from 1A to 3.5A. All variants integrate both FETS and inductor, have adjustable VOUT that are resistor based and the Pgood feature, as well as others that vary by module. These modules are targeted at industrial control, HVAC and building controls, battery powered equipment, and other general purpose POL.

For more information about the Maxim’s Himalaya family, along with other Maxim products and access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory available through Future Electronics, 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, as well as providing differentiated engineering services encompassing technical support, technology training and custom board design. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 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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Martin H. Gordon
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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Launches New Video Featuring the MIC28304 Series from Micrel

Montreal, Canada – September 2, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has launched a new video featuring the MIC28304 Series from Micrel.

The new video showcases Micrel’s MIC28304 micro power module, a highly reliable DC/DC turnkey solution in a very small 12mm x 12mm QFN package, which allows designers to put the desired supply rail where it is required and protect electronic devices from unwanted high voltage transients. It also features a unique adaptive ON-time control architecture. It is the first micro power module that can tolerate surges up to 70 Volts and up to 3 Amps while handling a large difference between input and output voltages, which makes it ideal for applications that are noise sensitive and subject to large voltage transients. It also offers best in class low radiated emissions.

The MIC28304 is a synchronous step-down regulator module, which incorporates a DC-to-DC controller, power MOSFETs, bootstrap capacitor, input capacitor bootstrap diode and an inductor in one compact package. The input supply can range from 4.5V to 70V, and the output voltage is adjustable down to 0.8V. The module operates with programmable switching frequency from 200kHz to 600kHz.

The MIC28304 is usually followed by a load switch to power 3.3 Volt or 5 Volt circuitry and multi buck stage in order to power the microcontrollers to ensure proper power sequencing.

The MIC28304 eliminates the need to design, evaluate, test or procure discrete components. It is easy to lay out and place near active components, therefore minimizing the need to route long supply traces. The module also offers better EMI performance than discrete solutions because of the very close proximity of its internal components. Other benefits include vibration and humidity resistance because all the components of the MIC28304 are condensed inside the package. It also has reliability and simple design while at the same time offering great power efficiency. All of these benefits lead to a shorter time to market than other solutions, and the space savings are about 60% of the board area when compared with a discrete solution.

The MIC28304 is offered in HyperLight Load Control and Hyper Speed Control options in order to address applications with several load power sequencing conditions, with superior efficiency and ultra-fast transient response time under medium to heavy loads. HyperLight Load Control ensures high efficiency under light load conditions, which is normally used in systems that have standby condition. As applications are available with a variety of load conditions, Hyper Speed Control ensures quick response time to output load transients.

The MIC28304 ensures IC protection during fault conditions by having several safety features that are important for system reliability including undervoltage lockout, internal soft-start to reduce inrush current, foldback current limit, thermal shutdown and hiccup mode short-circuit protection.

The MIC28304 can be used in several industrial applications to support supply voltages that are required by low voltage active circuitry as well as mixed signal devices like analog to digital converters, microprocessors, switches and sensors. Other applications include distributed power systems and medical, telecom and automotive sectors.

The video can be viewed by clicking here.

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 Features the STK55xU3xxx-E Family of High Thermal Performance and Efficiency Integrated Power Modules from ON Semiconductor

Montreal, Canada – July 15, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of ON Semiconductor’s STK55xU3xxx-E family of high thermal performance and efficiency integrated power modules.

ON Semiconductor has expanded its high voltage IPM portfolio with the STK55xU3xxx-E family. With a power range of 10A to 50A in SIP and DIP packaging, the new IPMs integrate a complete 3-phase inverter including the gate drive circuit. The company’s newest IGBT and driver technologies are also incorporated in the new family of IPMs, minimizing switching losses of the module.

The modules are based on the proprietary Insulated Metal Substrate Technology (IMST) which exhibits many benefits over existing standard frame types including excellent thermal coupling and response, higher reliability, lower power losses, faster temperature monitoring and reduced switching surges. IMST enables assembly of discrete passive components (resistors, capacitors); discrete active components (diodes, transistors); and more complex devices (gate drivers, DSPs logic) into high integrated modules.

Features include a 3-phase power MOS/IGBT bridge, on-board gate drivers, IC low voltage flag, overcurrent flag, an on-board current sensor, and an on-board temperature sensor.

Applications include motor control systems, industrial/general control systems, HVAC, clothes washers/dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, industrial motors, and fans.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about ON Semiconductor, Power Modules, the STK55xU3xx Series, 3-Phase Motor Drives, Inverter Power H-IC, or Motor Drivers, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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 Promotes the MIC28304 Evaluation Board from Micrel

Montreal, Canada – July 11, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, promotes the MIC28304 Evaluation Board from Micrel.

The MIC28304 from Micrel is a synchronous step down regulator module, featuring a unique adaptive ON-time control architecture. The module incorporates a DC-to-DC controller, power MOSFETs, bootstrap diode, bootstrap capacitor and an inductor in a single package. The MIC28304 operates over an input supply range from 4.5V to 70V and can be used to supply up to 3A of output current. The output voltage is adjustable down to 0.8V with a guaranteed accuracy of ±1%. The device operates with programmable switching frequency from 200kHz to 600kHz.

The MIC28304-1 has the HyperLight Load® architecture, so it can operate in pulse skipping mode at light load. However, it operates in fixed frequency CCM mode from medium to heavy load. The MIC28304-2 has Hyper Speed Control™ architecture, which operates in fixed frequency CCM mode under all load conditions.

The basic parameters of the evaluation board are:

  • Input: 7V to 70V
  • Output: 0.8V to 5V at 3A
  • 600kHz Switching Frequency (adjustable 200kHz to 600kHz)

The MIC28304-1 and MIC28304-2 evaluation board requires only a single power supply with at least 10A current capability. No external linear regulator is required to power the internal biasing of the IC because the MIC28304 has internal PVDD LDO.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Micrel Semiconductor, the MIC28304 Series, Analog & Power, DC/DC Converters, Evaluation Boards, Power Modules, or the HyperLight Load® Family, 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 Exar’s XRP9711 the Industry’s Lowest Profile High Density Power Modules

Montreal, Canada – May 21, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers availability of Exar’s XRP9711 series of the lowest profile high density power modules in the industry.

The XRP9710 and XRP9711 are multi-output, synchronous step down, programmable power modules that offer the industry’s highest power density and lowest profile at 2.75mm with 5V to 22V inputs. Both devices provide two fully integrated regulators with MOSFETs, inductors, and internal input and output capacitors in a compact 12 x 12 x 2.75mm package that supports loads up to 6A each.

The revolutionary XRP9711 also offers two controller outputs that are each capable of driving loads up to 30A, making it the industry’s first module to offer two fully integrated channels and two controller outputs.

To purchase product(s), or for more information about Exar, the XRP9711 series, power modules, analog, regulators & references, or switching regulators, 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

BRIDGELUX AND FUTURE ELECTRONICS SIGN GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR BRIDGELUX PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

Livermore, Calif., July 8, 2013 – Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Under the new agreement, Future Electronics’ lighting division, Future Lighting Solutions, will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment services for Bridgelux’s portfolio of LED products sold through distribution.

“We are very pleased to partner with a respected global partner that will broaden our reach into the rapidly emerging markets for LED lighting,” said Max Hong, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bridgelux. “With a world-class web platform, deep lighting application knowledge and leading global distribution capabilities, Future Lighting Solutions has distinguished itself as an innovative and extremely customer-focused organization, with strong demand creation programs. Combining Future Lighting Solutions’ leading-edge selling, marketing and technical support strengths with Bridgelux’s high performance LED technology portfolio will produce an alliance to accelerate the worldwide transformation to solid-state lighting.”

“Bridgelux’s innovative product offering targets the rapidly increasing demand for high quality, energy efficient internal and external LED lighting solutions for retail, commercial and residential environments,” said Jamie Singerman, Corporate Vice-President, Worldwide of Future Lighting Solutions. ‘The partnership with Bridgelux presents Future Lighting Solutions with significant growth opportunities by delivering access to an even broader base of customers. Innovative new Bridgelux® products such as the Vero™ array platform, complement our SSL product line, increasing our ability to deliver design solutions across a wider range of applications and markets for our global customers.

About Future Lighting Solutions
Future Lighting Solutions is the leading provider of solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools to facilitate application development and accelerate customers’ time to market. Our comprehensive portfolio includes a broad selection of LED system components, as well as integrated or customized solutions to enable cost effective, energy efficient lighting applications. From retrofitting bulbs to building LED systems from the ground up, we offer industry leading LEDs, optical solutions, power modules and ICs, passive and active thermal solutions, light engines, modular systems and remote phosphor technologies. Our world-class team of lighting experts, along with our global lighting resource centers, supply chain solutions and network of specialized partners, ensures the highest quality solid-state lighting solutions for customers. The company is a division of Future Electronics. For more information visit: www.FutureLightingSolutions.com.

About Bridgelux
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux’s patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com

Contact:
BRIDGELUX, INC.
Julie Still
Phone: 925.583.8650
E-mail: juliestill@bridgelux.com

FUTURE ELECTRONICS
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
E-mail: martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

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