THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - September 26, 2011
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of EnOcean energy harvesting and RF modules to its expansive U.S. line card.
The EnOcean product line is world renowned for offering design engineers a comprehensive line of wireless modules that generate their own energy from light, temperature and motion; eliminating the need for batteries, power wires and maintenance.
"We are excited to offer EnOcean products to our growing customer base," said Mark Zack, vice president of semiconductors, Digi-Key Corporation. "EnOcean is an environmentally conscious company, trusted globally for developing landmark energy harvesting, maintenance-free wireless solutions."
EnOcean solutions are based on micro energy converters, ultra-low-power electronic circuitry, and reliable wireless communications. Combining these elements enables EnOcean and its product partners to offer sensor-driven automation systems that are fundamental for managing energy in buildings and industry.
EnOcean products are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.
EnOcean (www.enocean.com), the inventor of self-powered wireless sensor networks, manufactures energy harvesting and RF modules that enable OEMs to develop wireless sensors & switches that ignite BAS (Building Automation Systems). The batteryless RF modules convert ambient solar, thermo-electric and mechanical energy into useable electrical energy purposed for sensor-driven radio communications. These ‘peel-n-stick' devices reduce time, cost, and occupant disruption during building automation system retrofits; and provide unrivaled flexibility in new construction. Today, more than 100 manufacturers have chosen EnOcean wireless modules to enable their system ideas for buildings and industry. EnOcean-based components are already in use in over 200,000 buildings worldwide. EnOcean was founded in 2001 as a spin-off from Siemens AG.
About Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.