Premier Farnell Expands its Product Portfolio with Leading Embedded Solutions Provider Renesas Electronics

The addition of Renesas products expands Development Distributor’s market offering for automotive, industrial, cloud computing and IoT applications


Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has expanded its product offering in the embedded systems field with the addition of the Renesas Electronics range to its product portfolio. Engineers can now access Premier Farnell’s widest range of analogue and embedded products, all in stock and available for same day dispatch, and delivery next day in many parts of Europe.

Renesas is a leading provider of embedded solutions with advanced microcontroller (MCU), analogue, mixed-signal, power, and system-on chip (SoC) solutions for markets such as automotive, industrial, cloud computing and IoT – from smart factory to smart infrastructure. Premier Farnell will stock over 1,500 products from Renesas.

Core Renesas products now stocked by Premier Farnell include:

  • Renesas Synergy™ MCUs - Synergy MCUs integrate multiple series of software and pin-compatible ARM®-based 32-bit MCUs that share a common set of Renesas peripherals to deliver the design scalability, power consumption, code-reusability, and performance needs for the embedded market.
  • ISL9241 USB-C™ Combo Buck-Boost Battery Charger - The ISL9241 enables engineers to optimise mobile computing system performance and is ideal for products with USB-C power delivery functionality. It supports both narrow voltage direct charging (NVDC) and hybrid power buck-boost (HPBB) charging, and switches between the modes using firmware control.
  • RAA210xxxx Digital Power Modules - The simple digital power modules eliminate power-supply design complexity. The RAA210825 for instance, is a pin-strap configurable 25 A step-down PMBus-compliant DC/DC power supply module that integrates a digital PWM controller, synchronous MOSFETs, power inductor, and passive components.

Premier Farnell will also offer a wide range of complementary support devices including precision analogue, power management and mixed-signal interface products from Renesas; and continue to supply industry leading RF, high performance timing, memory interface, real-time interconnect, optical interconnect, wireless power, and sensor solutions from IDT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics. This winning combination of brands provides a unique and comprehensive range to customers developing their next generation Industrial IoT, Infrastructure and Automotive applications.

“The addition of Renesas to our product portfolio means that customers can now access a wider than ever range of analogue and embedded products, all with a high level of service and support that they have come to rely upon. We aim to support our customers at every stage of their journey from the initial design concept through to large-scale production,” says Chris Breslin, President of Farnell global businesses. “By increasing the breadth of our product portfolio with products from Renesas, we believe that customers no longer need to go anywhere else for their embedded solutions.

Premier Farnell is part of Avnet, a global technology solutions company, and customers also benefit from the Avnet eco-system of support meaning that they no longer need to identify, review and take on board a new partner at every phase of their product production. Instead, they can have one partner throughout their product development cycle, saving them time and money.

The new Renesas range is now available from Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.


About us

Premier Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

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