Digi-Key Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Spark Microsystems

The deal will provide ultra-low power wireless communications for high-performance networks and IoT-connected devices.

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has secured a global distribution agreement with Spark Microsystems to offer ultra-low power wireless communications for high-performance personal area networks and IoT-connected devices.

With its patented technologies, Spark is bringing to market a next-generation ultra-wideband wireless transceiver that enables the next generation of wireless products for customers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to offer the cutting-edge ultra-wideband technology that SPARK Microsystems delivers to our global customer base,” said David Stein, vice president of global supplier management for Digi-Key.” “We know that our customers fuel the world’s innovation. They now have a flexible, low latency and more power-efficient wireless solution with Spark Microsystems’ game-changing products.”

“Spark Microsystems’ distribution partnership with Digi-Key allows us to engage the global market primed for the adoption of Spark Microsystems’ products,” said Tom Spade, chief revenue officer for Spark Microsystems. “Through Digi-Key’s reputable platform, we can reach the worldwide design community, particularly those designing technology for industries such as AR/VR, audio, gaming and IoT sensors.”

 The Spark SR1000 UWB IC family of products will enable next-generation wireless products with features including:

  • Data rate of up to 10 Mbps at 1.5 nJ/bit
  • Unparalleled versatility, including power consumption of 2 mW while transmitting and receiving at 1 Mbps, and scaling to 6 μW at 1 Kbps
  • Ultra-short wireless latency (50 µs for 1 Kb)
  • Time-of-flight positioning at 30 cm accuracy

For more information about Spark and to order from their product portfolio, please visit the Digi-Key website.

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