Digi-Key signs distribution agreement with SPARK Microsystems

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Digi-Key Electronics 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 Microsystems is a developer of next-generation ultra-wideband wireless transceivers that enable the next generation of wireless products.

Commenting David Stein, vice president of global supplier management for Digi-Key said,” “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, 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
  • Much greater 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