Digi-Key is the fourth largest electronic component distributor in North America and a broad-line distributor of board level components. It ranks as the fifth largest electronic component distributor in the world.
Radio-frequency (RF)-based long-range power-over-distance wireless power components from Powercast are available worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics thanks to a new distribution agreement. Digi-Key will offer everything needed for manufacturers to design wirelessly powered devices using Powercast’s wireless power technology, which works in the far field (up to 80 feet) for automatic, contactless, over-the-air charging of multiple devices.
Work smarter, not harder – or so the saying goes. And in the world of electronics ‘smart’ is something of an industry buzzword. From the cars we drive and the lights in our home, to the way we operate our industrial plants and factories, everything is now becoming ‘smarter’ and this technology is now a driving force behind the advancement of the fourth industrial revolution.
In a move which bolsters its Internet of Things offering to customers Digi-Key Electronics has added Senet’s LoRaWAN developer tools and connectivity offerings to it’s Internet of Things Resource Center. The partnership simplifies the process for IoT application developers to access a full complement of Low Power Wide Area development kits, gateways, end sensor devices, connectivity services and other resources through a single online resource.
Digi-Key Electronics has tagged the open source, Digi-Key KiCad symbol and footprint library with a 1.0 status on their GitHub Repository. The “version 1.0” is a major milestone for the library development, indicating that the library is "complete", has all major features, and is considered reliable enough for general release to engineers, designers, and customers.
Unlimited access to Ultra Librarian symbols, footprints, and 3D STEP models has been announced by Digi-Key. Ultra Librarian which is available on digikey.com offers models in over 20 EDA and CAD formats to cover the vast majority of the PCB design tools in use, including Altium, Eagle, KiCad, OrCAD, and PADS.
The Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine is now available globally through Digi-Key Electronics. The tool delivers professional reliability and precision at an affordable price. Milling directly from Gerber files, the Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine handles double-sided PCBs with 6 mil trace and space.
Construction of Digi-Key’s new $300m facility in Thief River Falls will begin next month. The four-storey product distribution centre will provide an additional 2.2 million square feet of usable space to the company’s existing Thief River Falls facilities, and will occupy an overall footprint of 1 million square feet.
Ultra Librarian, the online library now provides symbols, footprints, and 3D models for 1.25 million in-stock Digi-Key parts. The addition of more associated parts allows customers to easily design with most of Digi-Key’s components in 22 CAD formats supporting most EDA and CAD toolsets.
Qoitech has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics to distribute the Otii solution, a power measurement tool with software. The Otii solution provides developers with the means to simplify power measurement of applications and devices, especially those targeting the IoT space and aiming for optimised, long battery life.
A collaboration between Cypress Semiconductor, SparkFun, and Digi-Key has delivered a joint IoT development platform that allows makers and engineers of all kinds to prototype sensor-to-cloud solutions quickly and easily. To enable even more dynamic IoT development, SparkFun created an add-on shield that simplifies system designs with the Cypress PSoC 6 microcontroller (MCU), which is purpose-built for the IoT.
As part of its continuing effort to offer engineers the best electronic design automation (EDA) tools and design aids, Digi-Key Electronics announces the beta release of a library consisting of nearly 1,000 common parts for use by the open source, KiCad schematic capture and printed circuit board tool on their website.
The A1 SRD radar sensors from Acconeer are available for immediate shipment worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics following a new distribution agreement. The A1 radar sensor is based on a unique patented technology enabling mm accuracy with very low power consumption.
The Sigfox SDR dongle, designed for device and solution makers to speed up development and tests, is now available globally through distributor Digi-Key Electronics. It allows for development of Sigfox devices independent from Sigfox public network coverage.
Microsemi has teamed up with Digi-Key Electronics to provide the SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) maker board exclusively to Digi-Key’s global customer base. This low-cost evaluation platform lowers the barrier for hardware and firmware engineers to develop embedded applications for the ARM Cortex-M3 and 12K logic elements (LE) FPGA fabric in the SmartFusion2 device.
Industry 4.0 was a term coined in 2011 at the Hannover Fair and refers to the fourth industrial revolution. Taking place as far back as the late 18th Century, the first industrial revolution related to the mechanisation of manufacturing. This led to electrification in the early part of the 20th Century (the second industrial revolution).
Neonode’s zForce AIR Touch Sensors are available for immediate shipment worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics, thanks to a new distribution agreement. The zForce AIR Touch Sensor provides a number of advantages over traditional touch technologies such as resistive, capacitive and camera-based solutions.
The Sierra Wireless mangOH Red open source hardware platform is available primarily through Digi-Key Electronics. Targeted at the industrial IoT and maker communities, mangOH Red is a feature-rich, low power open source enablement platform. Talon Communications is producing the mangOH Red and IoT Expansion cards for use with the Red, including a CAN, Ethernet and Wi-Fi/BT expansion card.
Creating and maintaining a complete online portfolio of free, easy-to-use engineering tools, including a full suite of low-cost EDA and design tools is one way Digi-Key Electronics continues to support future engineers throughout their education. The design tool solutions are formulated to help designers at all levels through the entire design cycle to shorten the time from design to production.
A selection of Displaytech’s LCD display modules and integrated TFT driver boards is currently available for immediate shipment worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics following a distribution agreement between the two companies. In addition to their products, Displaytech offers reference designs, sample code, 3rd party graphic support as well as many other technical tools through their Online Design Center and Technical Support Forum.
The PocketBeagle from BeagleBoard.org is now available worldwide from Digi-Key Electronics. PocketBeagle is an ultra-tiny-yet-complete open-source USB-key-fob computer. PocketBeagle features a low-cost slick design and simple usage, making it the ideal development board for beginners and professionals.