DecaWave Broadens Reach with Digi-Key; Responds to Increasing Demand for M2M Connectivity Technology

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-house RF expert.

“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.”