THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 27, 2013
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Lime Microsystems, manufacturers of field programmable RF (FP-RF) transceivers for the next generation of wireless broadband systems.
One of the first to come to market with a radio that has the capabilities to support a wide array of wireless protocols on a single chip, Lime Microsystems provides one of the most flexible radio designs available for customers looking to integrate into SDR, Small Cell, and M2M applications in a very wide range of frequencies. Open source capability offers a large amount of support software and documentation available to the customer.
"Field programmable RF transceivers and open source RF boards are both novel concepts in the RF sector and Digi-Key's in-depth knowledge of the relevant markets allows our technology to be fully exploited by a wide community of designers; so we're delighted to have them on board," said Ebrahim Bushehri, Lime Microsystems CEO. "Having a partner with such a wide portfolio of products also allows us to advance our Open Source concept, enabling users to take the freely available design files and edit them to create new designs using a vast array of components from Digi-Key."
Lime works closely with industry partners to optimize RF and baseband solutions to ensure the ecosystem for the entire end equipment design is in place. Its partnerships help customers achieve high performance with lower device and manufacturing costs, less design resource and optimized inventory.
"The flexibility of a product is paramount for design engineers, and Lime Microsystems' RF solutions offer an industry-leading ability to implement their devices into numerous applications," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president, global semiconductor product. "RF has become ingrained in technology today and we are pleased to offer these quality products to our global customers."
Lime's innovative RF solutions are currently available for immediate shipment by visiting www.digikey.com.
About Lime Microsystems
Lime Microsystems is a provider of software defined field programmable RF (FP-RF) transceivers. Its technology addresses the global wireless communication market and allows systems to be developed on any mobile communications frequency (0.3-3.8GHz) and any mobile standard. Applications range from small cell base stations to military radio with stringent performance and reliability requirements. Lime is backed by ACT Venture Capital and DFJ Esprit and works in partnership with leading baseband technology companies. Further information is available at www.limemicro.com.
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.