Future Electronics Offers Renesas’ RX Family, Ideally Suited for Sensor-Based Applications

Montreal, Canada – May 20, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers Renesas’ RX family, which is ideally suited for sensor-based applications.

Renesas’ industry-leading 32-bit RX MCU family is becoming the market leader in these rapidly proliferating sensor applications by providing key advantages to designers focused on sensor fusion and near-sensor processing applications.

Position sensing is becoming increasingly popular in applications such as dead reckoning, medical devices, gaming, home appliances, robotics, industrial control, low cost MEMs sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes are useful for position sensing and, when fused together, result in an excellent pitch and roll accuracy over a broad frequency range.

Due to its floating point unit and digital signal processing capabilities, the RX600 is able to process the sensor fusion algorithm in real time with minimal loading on the CPU. Another area of widely expanding sensor usage is related to near-sensor processing.

As sensor-based subsystems are deployed in more and more applications, the need to dramatically reduce size, weight, power and cost are becoming paramount. By moving the system’s data and signal processing closer to the sensor, system designers can decrease size, cost, latencies, bandwidth requirements, and power consumption across the entire system. A critical element of effective near-sensor processing is an ultra-low cost, low-power MCU with DSP capabilities like the Renesas RX100 series. Near-sensor processing is critical in a wide range of applications, including medical imaging, embedded vision, industrial inspection, and surveillance. The RX111 is the only entry-level 32-bit MCU that provides single-cycle multiply and hardware-based divide capability as well as an extensive DSP instruction set, making it the perfect vehicle for effective near-sensor processing requirements. Since Renesas’ extensive DSP instruction set is scalable across the entire RX family, it’s clear that RX MCUs are the obvious choice for sensor-based processing regardless of the end application.

To purchase product(s), or for more information about Renesas, the RX family, the RX63N Series, the RX100 Series, the RX MCU family, sensor-based applications, the RX600 Series, or the RX111 Series, 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 Announces Availability of the RX63N Hardware Platform Series from Renesas

Montreal, Canada – December 26, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of the RX63N Hardware Platform Series from Renesas.

Renesas and Micrium have joined forces to present an exciting offer for production users of Renesas’ flagship RX and RL78 MCUs. RX and RL78 customers can get a free, single production license for Micrium’s real-time deterministic multitasking Kernel (uC/OS-II or uC/OS-III) and middleware (TCP/IP, USB, File System and others) plus free support and maintenance from Micrium at no cost during a one year development period. The new customer project must use a Renesas RX or RL78 MCU product and it must be used in a commercial application. New applicants who qualify for The Power of Two program can also get one free license seat for IAR Embedded Workbench, the popular C/C++ compiler and debugger tool suite. There are no royalties, no licensing fees, and full, clean, ANSI C source code is provided.

Renesas and Micrium have now added µC/GUI to “The Power of Two” promotion, including Touch Screen support. µC/GUI is universal graphical software for embedded applications that provides LCD GUI to applications using a graphical LCD. Designed for single and multi-task environments, µC/GUI is adaptable to nearly any size physical or virtual display with an LCD controller and CPU, and is delivered with all source code. Developers can add a state of the art graphical user interface with or without touch-screen support, and save time on current and future embedded projects, with best GUI written in C.

This offer is only valid in the Americas (North America, South America and Central America). The customer project must use a Renesas RX or RL78 MCU product and it must be used in a commercial application. Qualified customers can request any number of single-product licenses.

To find out more about how to qualify, or for more information on Renesas, the Power of Two, the RX63N Series, microcontrollers, semiconductors, R5F563NACDBG#U0, R5F563NADDFC#V0, R5F563NADDFP#V0, hardware platforms, or to purchase product(s), 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

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