Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

DecaWave, Digi-Key team up on rollout of location technology

Iain Morris
July 31, 2014
Semiconductor player DecaWave has signed a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key to support the rollout of its location technology.

DecaWave (Dublin, Ireland) has developed a new line of integrated circuits (ICs) under the ScenSor brand, allowing developers to locate tagged indoor objects to within ten centimeters at a distance of up to 300 meters in line-of-sight mode and 40 meters in non-line-of-sight mode.

The DW1000, the first chip released under the ScenSor brand, can also support connections of up to 6.8Mbps, claims DecaWave, making it suitable for a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

“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’s (Thief River Falls, MN, USA) executive vice president of 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.”

DecaWave says the ICs can be used in a variety of industries, including 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, vice president 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,” he added.
The M2M Zone serves as the catalyst to the embedded systems community to gather knowledgeable and up-to-date information. From telematics to smart grid to telehealth, the M2M Zone understands that machine-to-machine technologies stretch across multiple industries to create a dynamic M2M eco-system.
Through our events, newsletters and webinars, we bring together end clients from these vertical industries as well as cellular network operators, module manufacturers, short-range wireless developers, and systems integrators, not just to provide information, but to offer a forum to meet and speak with your prospects and customers. 

For more information contact: