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

Future Electronics Has Immediate Availability of Ultra-Low-Power Wi-Fi Solutions from Renesas

Montreal, Canada – September 17, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announced immediate availability of Renesas’ ultra-low-power Wi-Fi solutions with integrated GainSpan Wi-Fi adapters.

Wi-Fi is the most extensively deployed networking infrastructure and is the connectivity medium of choice for products in diverse markets, providing high levels of encryption and security via WPA2, achieving high throughput (72Mbps in 802.11n 1×1 format), and working over distances up to 100m.

To ease incorporation of Wi-Fi connectivity into ultra-low-power system designs, Renesas has partnered with GainSpan to provide integrated modules that contain all the necessary Wi-Fi components – baseband, radio, power amplifier and antenna. Their certified wireless connectivity solutions will interface to any Renesas MCU through an SPI or UART interface.

Renesas and GainSpan serial to Wi-Fi adapter boards come pre-loaded with serial to Wi-Fi firmware, supporting an embedded HTTP server with Wi-Fi and IP network configuration pages, as well as the limited AP capability for ease of provisioning and direct connectivity to smart phones/tablets. Wi-Fi client applications are also provided to highlight the connectivity to the Internet and to innovative Cloud providers, which are offering leading M2M networking services. Wi-Fi drivers are available, or in development, for most Renesas microcontrollers, including RL78 and RX. The drivers have a small footprint so that they may be used with the IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart Edition. The Wi-Fi adapter boards have built-in external flash for reliable over-the-air firmware upgrades and factory restore configuration, as well as data storage for web pages, for example.

These adapters ensure a friendly out-of-box experience; you simply plug in the USB cable to power up the board, then launch your web browser in your PC and connect with the sensors, or download the iPhone app and do the same from your iPhone. On an iPhone, no configuration is needed. It is also compatible with iPad, as well as being Android app supported.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Renesas, GainSpan, Ultra-Low-Power, Wi-Fi Solutions, YRDKRL78G14, YRDKRX63N, integrated modules, Demonstration Kits, RL78/G14, RX63N, IAR tools, and debug and demonstration platforms, 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