|[July 29, 2014]
DecaWave Broadens Reach with Digi-Key; Responds to Increasing Demand for M2M Connectivity Technology
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the
industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and
delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement
Limited, a semiconductor industry innovator responsible for
integrating its IR-UWB technology into its ScenSor line which offers
industry-first measurement, indoor location and communications
Irish fabless semiconductor manufacturer DecaWave has developed its ScenSor
family of IR-UWB ICs to provide developers with the ability to
locate tagged indoor objects to a precision of 10 cm at a distance of up
to 300 m in line-of-sight mode and 40 m in non-line-of-sight mode.
The DW1000 is a complete, single-chip CMOS Ultra-Wideband IC based on
the IEEE802.15.4-2011 standard. The DW1000 is the first in the DecaWave
ScenSor family of parts, operating at data rates of 110 kbps, 850 kbps,
and 6.8 Mbps.
In addition, Digi-Key currently stocks the newly released DWM1000, an RF
module integrating the DW1000, antenna, balun, and crystal. This module
is ideal for prototyping and low- to mid-volume applications as it
reduces development time and, thereby, the need for an in-houseRF
"Advances in connectivity technology are top-of-mind and DecaWave's
innovative solutions are quickly becoming an integral part of the IoT
movement," said Chris Beeson, Digi-Key Executive Vice President, Sales
and Supplier Development. "Our customers will benefit from the design
versatility of the ICs where location technology is enabling
next-generation M2M communications across multiple vertical industries."
Industry applications for the DecaWave ICs include agriculture,
automotive, EPOS/retail, factory automation, healthcare,
safety/security, smart buildings, smartphones, warehousing/logistics,
and wireless gateways.
"We are pleased to have Digi-Key as an authorized distribution point for
our products," said Mike Clancy, VP of Sales at DecaWave. "In choosing
Digi-Key, we have access to their top-rated and highly-trafficked
website. In addition, Digi-Key ships 99% of all orders the same day they
are placed, while in-stock products have no lead-time, providing
exceptional value to engineers around the world. We are excited at the
prospect of this partnership."
The new products from DecaWave are now available at www.digikey.com.
About DecaWave Limited
DecaWave is a pioneering Fabless Semiconductor Company developing a full
family of single chip CMOS products based on the IEEE802.15.4a standard.
DecaWave's DW1000 is the world's first single chip UWB transceiver,
enabling development of cost effective RTLS solutions with precise
indoor and outdoor positioning to within 10 cm. The DW1000 is also
aiming at "Internet of Things" applications thanks to up to 6.8 Mbps
communication capability. www.decawave.com
About Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global,
full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities
components, offering more than three million products from over 650
quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in
stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is
committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the
industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.
Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering
is available at www.digikey.com.
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