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Renesas and Micrium’s “The Power of Two” Campaign Continues by Popular Demand

Renesas and Micrium join forces to present an exciting offer for production users of Renesas' flagship RX and RL78 MCUs. RX and RL78 customers can get a free, single production license for Micrium’s real-time deterministic multitasking Kernel (uC/OS-II or uC/OS-III) and middleware (TCP/IP, USB, File System and others) plus free support and maintenance from Micrium at no cost during your one year development period. The new customer project must use a Renesas RX or RL78 MCU product and it must be used in a commercial application.    Read More

New Micron and Crucial M500 SSDs Offer Affordable, High-Capacity Storage

Micron Technology, Inc. has introduced the M500 solid state drive (SSD), featuring terabyte-class capacity, new ultra-slim package designs, and increased response times at a more affordable price point. Available to consumers, businesses, and system builders under the Crucial® brand, and to OEM customers under the Micron® brand, the new M500 SSD is built start-to-finish by Micron, providing the quality and reliability that only a NAND flash memory and SSD manufacturer can provide. Watch this behind-the-scenes video to see how Micron designs and builds SSDs.  Read More


GainSpan Unveils Industry First Wi-Fi® and ZigBee® IP Single Chip

GainSpan Corporation, a leader in low power Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things, unveiled the GS2000, the industry’s first single chip solution bringing together two IEEE low power standard wireless technologies: Wi-Fi® (802.11b/g/n) and 802.15.4. The GS2000 is a highly integrated System on a Chip (SoC) containing multi-standard RF as well as both 802.11b/g/n and 802.15.4 PHY/MAC functionality, dual ARM® Cortex® -M3 processors, networking stack and services, and large memory size to support various application profiles—all on a single silicon die. The new Wi-Fi and ZigBee® IP chip will accelerate the development and market adoption of home networked devices.  Read More






Featured Product

Renesas Electronics Introduces Industry’s First 32-Bit Microcontrollers with True Low-Power and USB Connectivity

Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced the first in its RX100 Series of microcontrollers (MCUs) – the RX111 group, which is the market’s first 32-bit MCU to feature True Low-Power™ as well as fast wake up, zero wait state flash, multiple safety functions and integrated USB 2.0 host, device and on-the-go (OTG) support. The new device group extends the True Low-Power™ features of the Renesas 8-/16-bit RL78 MCU Series to the 32-bit product line up, offering greater device scalability. Designed to support a broad range of markets, the new RX111 devices deliver a combination of ultra low power consumption, on-chip connectivity and superior performance at attractive price points for low-end 32-bit embedded applications including mobile healthcare, smart meters, sensors/detectors, and industrial and building automation.

“Designing for ultra low power, connectivity and robust performance is essential as more applications, such as mobile health and smart energy, move toward a smaller energy footprint,” said Peter Carbone, Vice President of Marketing, Renesas Electronics America.  “Leveraging Renesas’ proven process technology enables our RX100 Series to achieve a leading position in these areas, bringing True Low-Power to the 32-bit world, and providing state-of-the-art communications, flexible power management and miniaturization to support these growing “Smart Society” needs.”

Renesas’ True LowPower capability offers designers the lowest possible power consumption across the entire temperature and voltage range, including all peripherals and Flash memory, while also providing maximum flexibility with multiple operational and sleep modes. This allows for the lowest possible power consumption for the user’s application environment.  Read More











Upcoming Events

September 10 - 12, 2013
Medical Design & Manufacuring Show
McCormick Place Lakeside - Chicago, IL

Technology, networking, education, and partnerships for today's medical device development professional.

A visit to MD&M Chicago provides you everything you need to improve product quality and reliability, shorten time-to-market, reduce costs, and enhance patient safety. From the exhibition featuring hundreds of leading contract service providers and consultants to the new and leading-edge technology through the practical, actionable solutions presented at the Conference, you're certain to walk away with the tools you require to bring your big idea from paper to patient. Read More

September 19, 2013
Arrowfest 2013
1162 Springlake Drive, Itasca, IL

Back by popular demand, Arrow is excited to announce Arrowfest 2013: Powered by Vision Series. This premier industry event is the perfect venue for engineering professionals to discover the latest technical innovations, while building valuable relationships with leading manufacturers and Arrow representatives. This year, Arrow will host Arrowfest in conjunction with our popular Vision Series. That means more technically-driven seminars, more hands-on training and more networking opportunities for you.

Sumer and our manufacturers will be displaying and presenting at Arrowfest 2013. Read More

October 7 - 10, 2013
ERA Management & Marketing Conference
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort
Oak Brook, IL


Following this theme, the general sessions and breakout seminars will focus on helping reps, manufacturers and distributors CONNECT with each other while learning how to BUILD stronger partnerships across all sectors of the electronics industry. Read More

October 27 - 29, 2013
ECIA Executive Conference
InterContinental Chicago O'Hare
Rosemont, IL

Shift Happens!

..and you are the key to making changes in your business. To ensure success, transforming information to strategy is critical. The Executive Conference presentations focus on vital business and industry information and offer real-world tactics to make the inevitable shift lucrative. Discover how to harness the power of your online presence and utilize tools that not only capture Big Data – but put it to use in profitable ways.. Read More