Digi-Key announces distribution partnership with ArkX Laboratories

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Distributor Digi-Key Electronics, has signed a global distribution partnership with ArkX Laboratories to offer their Advanced Far-field Voice Capture AFE module and development kit for voice-enabled IoT products.

The Advanced Far-field Voice Capture AFE module and development kit can capture voice commands from three times (3x) the standard distance, from around corners, in noisy and reflective environments, and without lowering playback volume.

The development kit is described as a production ready reference design and employs Cirrus Logic’s SoundClear FlexArray and NXP i.MX 8 host processor technology.

"ArkX's advanced far-field products enable engineers and developers to bring a powerful voice experience to their products," said David Stein, vice president of global supplier management for Digi-Key. "Digi-Key is proud to offer these cutting-edge solutions to our growing global customer base."

The voice capture module is intended to be used in IoT applications as a human to machine interface and will help to reduce development costs and speed time-to-market.

"Digi-Key is an ideal partner for our overall distribution strategy to drive growth as we expand our product offerings throughout 2021 and beyond," said Michael Lang, executive vice president at ArkX Laboratories. "They offer OEM engineers and developers a reliable resource to access our advanced voice capture solutions and first-class customer service."

ArkX Laboratories, a joint venture between product developer SurfaceInk and consumer electronics manufacturer Ark Electronics USA.