Future Electronics launches specialist RF division
28 March 2012
Future Electronics launched Future RF and Wireless Solutions, a specialist division with the task of helping OEMs to bring RF-enabled end products to market efficiently and successfully.
The distributor’s new division, which operates worldwide, boasts a deep supplier linecard offering a comprehensive choice of ICs, modules and peripherals. These products enable the implementation of any industrial or consumer electronics RF application. To support the launch of the new global division, Future Electronics also announced today the signing of worldwide franchise agreements with:
* Sierra Wireless (embedded cellular telephone modules)
* RFM (short-range RF components, ICs and modules)
* Qualcomm Atheros (Wi-Fi chipsets)
* EnOcean (RF modules with energy harvesting capability)
These add to a broad selection of RF offerings from existing franchised suppliers including Synapse, NXP Semiconductors, Freescale, Microchip and Roving Networks. Future RF and Wireless Solutions’ product offerings support applications across the frequency range from low-frequency ICs to the >2GHz frequencies in use in the latest high-bandwidth embedded LTE and Wi-Fi modules.
As well as a broad RF linecard, the new division also offers a team of specialist RF applications engineers who will provide face-to-face support to customers, advising them on system architecture and RF technology, supporting their circuit designs and helping their engineers to optimise and future-proof designs for production. In Europe, dedicated regional RF applications engineers serve each of the UK and Scandinavia, Mediterranean Europe, central Europe, southern France, northern France and Benelux, and Israel.