Future Electronics and Microsemi Offer Free Seminars for Designing with IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 Creative Development Kits

Summary: Future Electronics and Microsemi are offering a free “Creative Seminar Series” for designing with IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA technology.

Montreal, Canada – February 13, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, and Microsemi Corporation have announced a series of free seminars on designing with Microsemi’s IGLOO™2 and SmartFusion™2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology.

The one-day hands-on workshops are based on Microsemi’s leading-edge IGLOO2 FPGA and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA technologies, highlighting the benefits of Future’s newly available Microsemi IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 Creative Development Kit.

Participants will learn about the many benefits of Microsemi’s Libero SoC Design Suite, a comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development toolset for designing with Microsemi’s power-efficient FPGAs and SoC FPGAs. Attendees will receive a complimentary Creative Development Kit from Future Electronics, to enable the development of their own SoC designs.

“We are very excited to collaborate with Microsemi on another series of workshops to promote the Future Electronics – Microsemi Creative Development Board featuring Microsemi’s IGLOO2 FPGA and SmartFusion2 SoC technology,” said Karim Yasmine, Corporate Vice President at Future Electronics.

Upcoming Creative Seminar Series dates include:

  • March 9, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN
  • March 21, 2017 in Rochester, NY
  • March 22, 2017 in Syracuse, NY
  • March 23, 2017 in Denver, CO
  • March 28, 2017 in Huntsville, AL
  • April 5, 2017 in Seattle, WA
  • April 5, 2017 in Clearwater, FL
  • April 6, 2017 in Orlando, FL
  • April 18, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ

For more information on seminar locations, times and Register,  visit http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/promotions/EventsAndSeminars/Pages/MicrosemiIGLOO2.aspx.

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 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics 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 Features Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 Evaluation Kit

Montreal, Canada – July 23, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, features the SmartFusion2 Evaluation Kit from Microsemi.

Microsemi’s SmartFusion®2 evaluation kit is the lowest cost SoC FPGA platform for developing cost optimized SoC FPGA designs using Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGAs, which integrate inherently reliable flash based FPGA fabric, a 166MHz ARM®Cortex™-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM, and industry required high performance communication interfaces, all on a single chip.

The SmartFusion2 evaluation kit makes it easy to develop transceiver I/O-based FPGA designs to build PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet-based systems. The board is also small form factor PCIe compliant, which will allow quick prototyping and evaluation using any desktop PC or laptop with a PCIe slot.

The kit enables you to develop and test PCI Express Gen2 x1 lane designs, to test signal quality of the FPGA transceiver using the full-duplex SERDES SMA pairs, to measure the low power consumption of the SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA, and to quickly create a working PCIe link with the included PCIe control plane demo.

The board includes an RJ45 interface to 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 512MB of LPDDR, 64MB SPI Flash, and USB-UART connections, as well as I2C, SPI, and GPIO headers. The kit includes a 12V power supply but can also be powered via the PCIe edge connector. Also included is a free Gold license for the Libero®SoC software toolset to enable FPGA development and to utilize the reference designs made available with the kit. In addition, a FlashPro4 JTAG programmer is included for programming and debugging.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about MicroSemi, SmartFusion2, Evaluation Kits, Development Boards, Systems on Chip, or the M2S-EVAL-KIT, 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 Announces Registration for Microsemi Webinar

Montreal, Canada – October 28, 2013Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to invite you to register for an upcoming Microsemi webinar about SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs, taking place on Wednesday, October 30, 2103 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PDT.

SmartFusion2® SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2® FPGAs use a built-in system controller to offer security services, which are available to the user via an industry standard API call scheme. Using these services can lower the total cost of ownership by reusing dedicated silicon on these devices.

Attendees will learn how to access these services for user designs during Microsemi’s upcoming webinar, including Device and Design Information Services (including serial number, USERCODE, device certificate, and user design version services); Cryptographic Services (including 128-bit AES, 256-bit AES, SHA-256, and HMAC); and Non-Deterministic Random Bit Generator (NRBG) Services (including self test, instantiate, generate, reseed, uninstantiate, and reset services).

To register or for more information on the webinar click here.

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