Future Electronics and Microsemi Creative Board Subject of Feature Article in ElectronicDesign

Montreal, Canada – December 18, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently collaborated with Microsemi in developing a Creative Board, which is the topic of an article published on December 11, 2017, written by ElectronicDesign’s Senior Technology Editor, William Wong.

Wong used Microsemi’s Mi-V ecosystem and the Future Electronics/Microsemi Creative Board, while exploring the rise in popularity of RISC-V.

The Microsemi Creative Board from Future Electronics contains an IGLOO2 or SmartFusion2 FPGA. It has connectors for a Pmod, mikroBUS, and Arduino Shield. It also includes a six-channel, sigma-delta analog to digital converter, a 64-Mb serial flash, and 64 MB of DDR2 memory.

In his article, Wong takes the reader through his steps in exploring the board’s capabilities, assessing its effectiveness in FPGA design, and analyzing the interface performance.

He comments on the ease of adding UARTS, and provides an in-depth look into the installation process and testing of examples. He cites that it is simple to add sensors and controls to the system. Overall, he reports that the platform provides the opportunity “to do some interesting projects that take advantage of an FPGA.”

Bill Wong’s informative article can be accessed at: Getting Creative RISC-V

For more information about 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. 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.

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