Future Electronics’ new SPINnaker board provides design Space-Vector-Modulation for low-cost motor control system on 8-bit MCU platform

Nuremberg, Germany – 4 March 2019 — Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, today introduced SPINnaker, a motor control daughter board for low cost SPACE-Vector-Modulation build for the STMicroelectronics Nucleo-8S208RB kit, a development platform for the STM8S series of low-cost 8-bit microcontrollers board.

It is supplied with an intuitive PC Graphical User Interface (GUI) to support motor control project development.

Future Electronics is demonstrating the SPINnaker board at its stand Hall 3.225 at the Embedded World exhibition (Nuremberg, 26-28 February 2019).

The SPINnaker daughterboard is the ideal rapid prototyping platform for space vector modulation motor control applications based on the use of an 8-bit MCU. Applications in the automotive, industrial, consumer and home automation sectors can all take advantage of the ready-made capabilities of the SPINnaker board and its software. The final customer solution is rated for operation at temperatures up to 150°C.

The SPINnaker board implements the space vector modulation (SVM) method of motor control, a technique which is usually not suited to 8-bit MCUs. The motor control software running on the STM8S MCU occupies a small Flash memory footprint of less than 8kbytes and requires less than 1.5kbytes of RAM. It includes a unique algorithm for speed control and flux reduction, and controls motor position at a resolution of 384 steps per revolution.

Compared to block commutation, SVM offers valuable advantages including low acoustic noise and no torque ripple. These advantages are usually available for a higher system cost.

The SPINnaker design implements a low-cost, three-phase power stage composed of six 60V STL20N6F7 MOSFETs from STMicroelectronics. SPINnaker itself runs with up to 24V.

It also includes a USB Type-C power supply controlled by an STMicroelectronics STUSB4500, and a Panasonic supercapacitor-based back-up power supply to provide for safe shut-down in the case of an unexpected power failure. In addition, the SPINnaker board’s Panasonic POSCAP polymer capacitors demonstrate the superior characteristics of this device type in an application that would traditionally use multi-layer ceramic capacitors.

The board’s metal composite inductors, from the Panasonic ETPQ series and the IHLP series from Vishay, have a small board footprint and offer excellent DC current saturation and temperature stability characteristics.

Etienne Lanoy, Director of the Future Electronics Centres of Excellence, said: ‘There are numerous motor-control development boards available for designers working in a 32-bit MCU environment, but precise motor-control schemes implemented on an 8-bit MCU have been much harder to find. Future Electronics’ development of the SPINnaker board now puts this right, providing a ready-made implementation of space vector modulation on the popular STM8S series of MCUs.’

The SPINnaker development board will be available in Q2 2019 free of charge to qualified customers of Future Electronics. The board is supplied with hardware and software design files and a PC GUI.

To apply for a board or to request more information, contact any branch of Future Electronics or visit www.my-boardclub.com.


About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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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IoT Amazon FreeRTOS Connectivity Kit from Infineon Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada – January 29, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the new IoT Amazon FreeRTOS Connectivity Kit from Infineon in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The XMC4800 IoT Amazon FreeRTOS Connectivity Kit will allow you to connect the cloud services from AWS using the Amazon FreeRTOS software. This kit contains the MCU base board and the Wi-Fi connectivity module, bringing to you the complete out-of-the-box experience.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Click here to view the most recent edition of THE EDGE, featuring the latest in embedded processing solutions. To see the entire portfolio of Infineon products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

 

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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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Pet Activity Monitor from Renesas Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada – January 25, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the new pet activity monitor from Renesas in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The Renesas Pet Activity Monitor is a PCB board housed inside a plastic casing, making it easy to attach to your pet’s collar, or to use with the included collar. This activity monitor features a Renesas Synergy™ Platform S3-series MCU, and multiple Renesas power and analog components.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Click here to view the most recent edition of THE EDGE, featuring the latest in networking and communication solutions. To see the entire portfolio of Renesas products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

 

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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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NXP’s Cost-Effective LPC8N04 MCU for NFC Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada – November 6, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring NXP’s latest LPC8N04 microcontroller for NFC connectivity in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The LPC8N04 is a cost-effective MCU which serves as an entry-level connectivity solution for embedded applications with integrated NFC connectivity. The LPC8N04 MCU has many features that are ideal for medical applications, including several power-down modes and a selectable CPU frequency of up to 8 MHz for ultra-low power consumption.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Click here to view the most recent edition of THE EDGE, featuring the latest in medical solutions. To see the entire portfolio of NXP products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

 

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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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Versatile PSoC® 6 MCUs from Cypress Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada – October 31, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the new PSoC® 6 MCUs from Cypress in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The dual-core Arm® Cortex®-M4 and Cortex-M0+ PSoC 6 MCU from Cypress solves emerging challenges in a number of ways. With PSoC 6, it is easy to interface with multiple analog and digital sensors with its flexible and programmable analog and digital peripherals.

The PSoC 63 family also integrates a BLE 5.0 compliant radio with royalty-free Bluetooth stack, delivers industry-leading low power consumption, and integrates Secure Element functionality – enabling the medical devices of tomorrow.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Click here to view the most recent edition of THE EDGE, featuring the latest in medical solutions. To see the entire portfolio of Cypress products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

 

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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 Now Has the Nebula IoT Development Kit from Cypress

Summary: The Nebula IoT Dev Kit is cloud-ready and allows developers to quickly prototype their IoT ecosystems.

 Montreal, Canada – September 04, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to offer their customers Cypress’ updated Nebula IoT Development Board.

The Nebula IoT Development Kit is cloud-ready and allows developers to quickly prototype their IoT ecosystems. Nebula features Murata’s Type 1DX module, which houses the Cypress CYW4343W Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.1 combo chipset radio. Nebula also features an Arm® Cortex®-M4 STM32 MCU as well as 4 different interfaces to expand hardware functionality. The kit is supported in Cypress’ WICED® Studio SDK with cloud connectivity code examples and an application framework to abstract complexity.

Click here to view the most recent edition of Sense-Connect-Control, featuring the latest in sensing and connectivity solutions. To see the entire portfolio of Cypress products available through Future Electronics, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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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Advanced Synergy MCUs from Renesas featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics Features

Montreal, Canada – September 5, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is showcasing the latest Synergy MCUs for IoT applications from Renesas in the new edition of THE EDGE.

Renesas Synergy microcontrollers were designed to meet the challenges of today’s connected IoT. Synergy MCUs provide hardware security features such as a true random number generator (TRNG), high performance symmetric and asymmetric crypto acceleration, key generation, and hardware-secured key wrapping, and they also read and write protected memory.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Click here http://www1.futureelectronics.com/Mailing/edge_enewsletter/August2018/SecurityEncryption/default_Edge.html to view the most recent edition of THE EDGE, featuring the latest in security and encryption solutions. To see the entire portfolio of Renesas products available through Future Electronics, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

 

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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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Industry’s First & Lowest Power 32-bit MCUs by Microchip Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada – September 4, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is showcasing the new industry-leading lowest power 32-bit MCUs from Microchip Technology in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The SAM L10 and SAM L11 MCU families from Microchip feature the new Arm® Cortex®-M23 core. They were created to address the growing need for IoT connected security. Both MCU families also deliver the lowest power consumption in the industry.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Click here http://www1.futureelectronics.com/Mailing/edge_enewsletter/August2018/SecurityEncryption/default_Edge.html to view the most recent edition of THE EDGE, featuring the latest in security and encryption solutions. To see the entire portfolio of Microchip products available through Future Electronics, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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 Releases Video Showcasing Microchip’s Latest MCUs for IoT

Montreal, Canada – August 15, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has released a video showcasing the latest MCUs for IoT from Microchip Technology.

The SAM L10 and L11 families from Microchip are the industry’s first 32-bit MCU with chip-level robust security features and ARM TrustZone. They are based on the latest Arm® Cortex®-M23 core, and were created to address the growing need for IoT connected security.

The SAM L11 features Arm TrustZone®, a programmable environment that provides hardware isolation between certified libraries, IP and application code, as well as an on-board cryptographic module supporting Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Galois Counter Mode (GCM) and Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA).

The secure boot and secure key storage with tamper detection capabilities establish a hardware root of trust, and it includes a secure bootloader for secure firmware upgrades.

Both MCU families also deliver the industry’s lowest power consumption. The SAM L10 received a ULPMark™ score of 405, which is over 200 percent better performance than the nearest competitor.

Click here https://youtu.be/qphFhi81HKs to watch the video. For more information about these MCUs, and to order from the full range of Microchip products, 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 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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THE EDGE by Future Electronics Features Latest Nebula IoT Development Board from Cypress

Montreal, Canada – August 13, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the new Nebula IoT Development Board from Cypress in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The Nebula IoT Development Kit is cloud-ready and allows developers to quickly prototype their IoT ecosystems. Nebula features Murata’s Type 1DX module, which houses the Cypress CYW4343W Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.1 combo chipset radio. Nebula also features an ARM® Cortex®-M4 STM32 MCU, as well as four different interfaces to expand hardware functionality.

The kit is supported in Cypress’ WICED® Studio SDK with cloud connectivity code examples and an application framework to abstract complexity.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Click this link http://www1.futureelectronics.com/Mailing/edge_enewsletter/July2018/IntelligentLighting/default_Edge.html to view the most recent edition of THE EDGE, featuring the latest in intelligent lighting solutions. To see the entire portfolio of Cypress products 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 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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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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