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Digi-Key to distribute wireless ICs from Spark Microsystems

10 February 2022
A size comparison of the Spark Microsystems’ SR1000 UWB IC family. These devices will now be distributed through Digi-Key. Source: Digi-Key

Electronics global distributor Digi-Key has signed an agreement with Spark Microsystems to distribute its low-power wireless devices.

Spark Microsystems develops the wireless chips for high-performance personal area networks and internet of things (IoT) connected devices. One of its flagship products is an ultra-wideband wireless transceiver that enables the next generation of wireless products.

Under the agreement, Digi-Key will distribute the Spark SR1000 UWB IC family of products.

These devices provide:

  • Data rates of up to 10 Mbps at 1.5 nJ/bit
  • 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
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