Digi-Key Corporation has announced a global distribution agreement with Nordic Semiconductor, a provider of ARM-based Bluetooth Low Energy solutions. Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company that specialises in ultra-low power (ULP) short-range wireless communication in the license-free 2.4 GHz and sub-1-GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) bands.
Nordic”s ULP wireless solutions enable customers to build wireless connectivity into everything from mainstream consumer RF remote controls through to the most advanced and innovative “game-changing” wireless devices.
“When creating a new product, the power budget is often at the top of design requirements, especially in areas such as mobile devices,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key Vice President for Global Semiconductor Product. “Bluetooth Low Energy has become the gold standard in low power connectivity implementations, and the solutions offered by Nordic address this area and provide a welcome addition to our BLE product lineup. More and more of our customers are seeking these types of devices and we are extremely optimistic about the future of this partnership.”
The company has also been the primary chipset provider for the ANT/ANT+ protocol, positioning Nordic as a leading health and fitness solution provider. Not limited to health and fitness, however, the company’s products are ideal for most any application requiring embedded wireless functionality, providing a simple solution for designers seeking M2M connectivity for the Internet of Things.