GoodLock Security Development Platform from Microchip Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring Microchip’s GoodLock security development platform in this month’s edition of THE EDGE.

Montreal, Canada – January 13, 2020 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the GoodLock development board from Microchip in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

GoodLock is a unique and trusted board to help any designer develop and test hardware security solutions for their embedded designs. GoodLock features a complete development platform based on Microchip’s SAML11 ARM Cortex-M23, the industry’s lowest power 32-bit MCUs, with chip-level security and ARM TrustZone technology.

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.

Visit www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to receive the latest issues of THE EDGE newsletter, and stay up to date with the newest embedded technologies. 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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Optocouplers and Microcontrollers from Renesas Featured in FTM by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring Renesas’ advanced optocouplers and microcontrollers in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine.

Montreal, Canada – January 08, 2020 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring advanced optocouplers and microcontrollers from Renesas in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine (FTM).

The Renesas RA family is a new range of 32-bit MCUs based on the Arm Cortex-M core architecture, and they benefit from Renesas’ best-in-class technology for embedded system peripherals.

The RA family includes the RA2, RA4 and RA6 series, giving users a wide choice of performance ratings and features. Designers using the Renesas RA family can meet the requirements for scalability, power consumption and performance of almost any embedded end product.

The Renesas RV1S9x60 family of optocouplers supports data-transfer rates of up to 15Mbits/s and offers high noise tolerance. These devices operate at a low threshold input current, just 2.0mA in the case of the RV1S9160A, from a 3V to 5V power supply, to deliver low power consumption.

Featuring a minimum common-mode ratio of 50kV/μs, these optocouplers are suitable for use in electrically noisy industrial environments, where they can isolate sensitive components such as microcontrollers from high transient voltages while enabling the high-speed transmission of input signals.

Future Technology Magazine is the flagship publication of Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking to keep up with the latest developments in the industry. FTM comes out eight times per year, and each issue is packed with new product information, application notes, and detailed technical views from Future’s Advanced Engineers and other industry experts. The magazine is available in both digital and print editions.

Click www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to subscribe to Future Technology Magazine. 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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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

RA Family of Arm Cortex-M-Based MCUs from Renesas Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring Renesas’ RA family of Arm Cortex-M-based MCUs in this month’s edition of THE EDGE.

Montreal, Canada – December 30, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring secure and flexible MCUs from Renesas in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The RA line is a new family of 32-bit microcontrollers which is based on the Arm Cortex-M core architecture, and which benefits from Renesas’ best-in-class technology for embedded system peripherals. The RA family includes the RA2, RA4 and RA6 series, giving users a wide choice of performance ratings and features. Designers using the Renesas RA family can meet the requirements for scalability, power consumption and performance of almost any embedded end product.

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.

Visit www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to receive the latest issues of THE EDGE newsletter, and stay up to date with the newest consumer and wearable technologies. 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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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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Advanced Tech View on Edge Computing for AI Featured in Latest FTM by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring a Technical View on different approaches to edge computing for AI applications in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine.

Montreal, Canada – December 28, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring an in-depth Technical View about different approaches to edge computing for AI applications in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine (FTM).

Sophisticated and complex applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), such as autonomous vehicles, have to take safety-critical decisions in nanoseconds without ever making a mistake. The lives of an autonomous vehicle’s occupants, as well as other road users, depend on the ability of high-powered Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and complex neural network algorithms to recognize in real time objects such as pedestrians, cyclists, traffic lights and road warning signs.

For many applications, the right choice might be to perform AI inferencing at the edge, rather than in the cloud. The hardware to enable this exists today, and it is the same hardware with which embedded developers are already familiar. Some applications do not even need a neural network, and where a simpler algorithm is effective, the hardware to support it can be simpler too.

This Technical View by Future’s in-house experts explores the advantages of performing AI inferencing at the edge. It includes an overview of the various hardware requirements and options for different inferencing techniques, and shows how predictive maintenance applications can run well on an MCU, and why image recognition is well-suited to an FPGA.

Future Technology Magazine is the flagship publication of Future Electronics and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking to keep up with the latest developments in the industry. FTM comes out eight times per year, and each issue is packed with new product information, application notes, and detailed technical views from Future’s Advanced Engineers and other industry experts. The magazine is available in both digital and print editions.

Click www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to subscribe to Future Technology Magazine. To see the entire portfolio of 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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Martin H. Gordon
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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

PIC-IoT WG Development Board from Microchip Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring Microchip’s PIC-IoT WG Development Board in this month’s edition of THE EDGE. 

Montreal, Canada – May 14, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the PIC-IoT WG Development Board from Microchip in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The PIC-IoT WG Development Board combines a powerful PIC24FJ128GA705 MCU, an ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication™ secure element IC, and the fully-certified ATWINC1510 Wi-Fi® network controller. These boards are a simple and effective way to connect embedded applications to Google’s Cloud IoT core platform.

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 connectivity, lighting, or automotive.

Click here to view the most recent edition of THE EDGE, featuring the latest in connectivity 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
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Synergy S1JA MCUs from Renesas Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada – April 24, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the advanced Synergy S1JA MCUs from Renesas in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The new Renesas Synergy Low-Power S1JA microcontrollers with integrated programmable analog simplify designs and reduce BOM for industrial IoT sensor applications.

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 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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Secure LPC5500 MCUs from NXP Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada – April 22, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the highly secure LPC5500 MCU Series from NXP in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

NXP’s LPC5500 MCUs leverage the most recent Arm® Cortex®-M33 technology, combining significant product architecture enhancements and greater integration over previous generations. With 755 CoreMarks® and energy use as low as 32 μA/ MHz, advanced security and 10x improvement over signal processing and cryptography, the LPC55S6x MCU Family introduces new levels of performance efficiency, enhanced safety, and security for a new wave of IoT and industrial applications.

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 security and encryption 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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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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Martin H. Gordon
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Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

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.

 

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