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.
Digi-Key Electronics has confirmed its support of Renesas Electronics and IDT's broad product portfolios after the official announcement of completion of Renesas’ acquisition of IDT. To showcase how the complementary Renesas and IDT product portfolios work together, the companies developed “Winning Combinations,” compelling Renesas-plus-IDT product combinations that capture and highlight the technological advantages provided by the newly combined company.
Digi-Key Electronics and BQR Reliability Engineering are collaborating to deliver a simple yet powerful Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) calculator to support Digi-Key’s global customers. The tool makes it easy and quick to calculate MTBF for BOMs of any size. Users can export the BOM file and click on “Launch Calculator” on the Digi-Key website and the result appears immediately.
A secondary KiCad library, known as the Digi-Key Partner Library, has been released by Digi-Key on GitHub. It is intended to be a supplement to the existing Digi-Key KiCad library released last year. Whereas the previous library was developed and curated by Digi-Key’s Applications Engineering team, the Partner Library was created to allow manufacturers to submit their own symbols and footprints to be compiled into the Digi-Key format.
During embedded world 2019 in Nuremberg (February 26-28)Digi-Key Electronics will have representatives on-hand to talk about some of the latest products and technology they have to help make the jobs of engineers and designers easier and more efficient. In addition, visitors can get a hands-on demo of the DK IoT Studio and find out more about two new platforms that were recently added to the tool.
Celebrate National Engineers Week with Digi-Key Electronics by taking part in its contest by unscrambling the daily puzzle for a chance to win great prizes from B&K Precision, Pomona, FLIR, and TE Connectivity.
Navitas Semiconductor and Digi-Key Electronics have completed a distribution agreement to provide worldwide, 24-hour availability and accelerate market penetration and revenue ramp of GaNFast power ICs. They are said to be the world’s first GaNFast power ICs to enable power systems to simultaneously achieve MHz-frequency and highest-efficiency operation.
Vesper, a developer of advanced acoustic sensors has added Digi-Key Electronics to its worldwide distribution network as the startup company company scales. Vesper offers what is said to be the first wake-on sound MEMS microphone, bringing voice activation to battery-powered devices of all kinds.
There is no doubting that robots are on the rise. And despite some naysayers claiming that automation will take jobs away from humans, all the evidence points to robotics improving productivity, cost effectiveness, safety and actually creating employment. By next year it is predicted that the number of industrial robots deployed worldwide will increase to around 2.6 million units.
There was an air of tension at electronica last week as Digi-Key Electronics announced the winner of the it's 2018 Chevrolet Camaro V8 Convertible prize draw. And it turns out the name out of the hat is a deserved winner. Marcus E., a university student studying for his bachelor's thesis from Regensburg, Germany, attended electronica off his own bat to get a feeling for current market trends.
A design tool which will help developers and providers to create IoT solutions was unveiled at electronica 2018. The DK IoT Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that allows users to go from idea to prototype in minutes without writing any code. The tool, developed in partnership with Atmosphere IoT has an intuitive user interface along with drag-and-drop functionality.
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.