u-blox, the Swiss-based wireless and positioning modules and chips provider, has established a partnership with Digi-Key to distribute its products in the US. Since its foundation in 1972, Digi-Key Electronics is ranked as the number 1 distributor of electronic components and the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery worldwide.
"We are delighted to have Digi-Key as our new and only distributor for the US," explained Nikolaos Papadopoulos, president of u-blox America. "We wanted to offer engineers, universities, and makers with a Digi-Key account the ability to bundle the purchase of our products with other components they are sourcing from Digi-Key. This will allow customers to more efficiently develop prototypes and get to market faster.”
David Stein, Vice President Global Semiconductor at Digi-Key, added: “We are very pleased with and proud of our partnership with u-blox. It allows us to offer our customers the most advanced versions of u-blox’s wide range of positioning, cellular, and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth products and evaluation kits.”
Digi-Key will offer u-blox latest GNSS and 3D Dead Reckoning position modules, as well as LTE, HSPA, CDMA, and GSM modules. In addition, Digi-Key will promote u-blox’s advanced Bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi modules, along with evaluation kits and blueprints.
Applications supported include transportation/telematics, industrial monitoring, energy and smart grid, healthcare, home and building automation, smart city and many more. u-blox products support a wide temperature range, with most of them supporting up to 85 degrees C.