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MeshConnect™ Mini Modules Samples Available From Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada — Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce immediate engineering samples availability of CEL’s new MeshConnect™ EM357 Mini Modules for 802.15.4/ZigBee wireless applications. Building on its extensive MeshConnect family of modules, the new mini footprint modules encompass the smallest footprint of all Ember-based modules available today running the EmberZNet PRO software.

EmberZNet PRO is a complete ZigBee protocol software package containing all the elements required for mesh networking applications. It is the most deployed and field proven ZigBee compliant stack supporting the ZigBee PRO feature set.

These modules focus on running the ZigBee standard profiles which enable monitoring and control in Energy Management, Smart Home, LED lighting and Machine-to-Machine applications.

Karim Yasmine, Vice President, Corporate Product Marketing High End for Future Electronics explains:

    Future RF & Wireless Solutions continues to invest in growth markets such as Energy Management, Smart Home, LED lighting and Machine-to-Machine applications. CEL's MeshConnect EM357 Mini Modules feature the smallest footprint of all Ember-based modules available today. These Modules are ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 compliant, allowing customers to accelerate time to market by greatly reducing the design and certification. We are proud to engage closely with CEL on this exciting new product offering.

Michael Brown, Worldwide Vice President of Sales for CEL, said:

    Partnering with Future Electronics with the latest California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) MeshConnect™ Zigbee/802.15.4 EM357 Mini Modules combines our RF and manufacturing expertise with a world class distributor that is focused on providing cost-effective and tailored RF and wireless solutions.

The new high performance modules are available in low-and high-output powers. For engineering samples and more information about CEL’s MeshConnect EM357 Mini Modules, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 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

California Eastern Laboratories ( develops the MeshConnect (TM) line of IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee radio modules and transceiver ICs and is a member of the ZigBee Alliance ( CEL is also the exclusive sales and marketing partner in North and South America for products from the Compound Semiconductor Devices Business Division (CSDBD) of Renesas Electronics Corporation.

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