RF Monolithics sees the Future in distribution

M2M and wireless communications-enabling technology company RF Monolithics has signed a worldwide franchise distribution agreement with Future Electronics, under which Future will provide global sales, design support and fulfilment services for RFM certified RF modules, short-range IC radios and RF components.

“RFM’s extensive product portfolio targets the burgeoning demand for RF products in the M2M industry that consume very little power and are highly reliable,” said Todd Fiske, VP for RF and wireless products at Future Electronics. “As a result, RFM’s products give Future Electronics a broader horizon of customers than ever before.

“Many of RFM products operate in the 2.4GHz band in a broad assortment of technologies, plus a wide range of ISM bands. Adding all these products into our product mix increases our ability to create design solutions across a wide range of applications and markets for our global customers.”

In addition to its web capabilities and distribution facilities, Future also provides RFM customers with engineers and system design centres to help them with product development, design evaluation, reference design validation, proof-of-concepts, and various other design consulting services.

“With their world-class web platform and distribution capabilities, Future Electronics is effective at serving both the small volume market space and the very large production market,” said Duane Covell, RFM’s director of worldwide distribution. “As a result, RFM customers can competitively source R&D, prototyping and production quantities from the same global distributor – Future Electronics.”

The company’s standards-based certified modules and short-range IC radios, in addition to proprietary certified modules and short-range IC radios and RF components, can be integrated into a long list of common M2M and communications applications. These include medical and healthcare, building automation and control, smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure, industrial grade wireless networks, automotive and transportation, and telecoms. The products can be embedded directly into OEM products.

“A key benefit for RFM customers will be the use of our developer kits in the Future Electronics tool loaner programme during initial platform evaluation, verification and design process conducted with customers,” said Covell.

“Opportunities such as this where RFM and Future Electronics partners together to support customers are why we look forward to our relationship with Future Electronics.”

In addition to being made available through the tool loaner programme, the developer kits and all RFM products are sold globally through Future’s web site or through any of its local sales representatives around the world. All categories of certified RF modules, short-range IC radios and RF components are in stock and available for same-day shipping


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