Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock of Omron Electronic Components Fiber Optic Modules
Thief River Falls, MN - Global electronic c mponents distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced the addition of the Omron Electronic Components fiber optic data modules and mini-modules.
Based on a series of patented designs and proprietary manufacturing technologies, these innovative fiber optic modules enable overlay of a variety of channels or signals on one optical fiber. The result is a unique, highly scalable and versatile product line that enables customers to quickly and easily implement fiber optic solutions.
The SX51 data module is a bidirectional optical module capable of transmitting 14 GB/s downstream and 155 Mb upstream, all over a single multimode fiber. The data module is protocol-agnostic and can be configured to suit a variety of applications, giving customers the ability to differentiate their product.
The SX4 mini-module is an optical subassembly module that transmits four video or data channels over one multimode fiber. With a microcontroller preprogrammed for optimal optical transmission on board, the SX4 module is a fully integrated electrical-to-optical transmitter versatile enough to be designed into a variety of systems.
Both the mini-module and data modules include an integrated SC clip, a durable metal housing with EMI shielding, and offer transmission distances of 300 m up to 1 km over a single multimode fiber.
“Omron is delighted to partner with Digi-Key in releasing Omron Network Product optical modules and evaluation boards. With Digi-Key’s highly effective marketing platforms including the website www.digikey.com, as well as the strengths of the Digi-Key sales organization, inventory, and customer service, we look to greatly expand the customer base of Omron's technology-leading optical modules,” said Yosi Okada, President and COO of Omron Electronic Components LLC.
“Fiber optic solutions continue to grow in popularity with ever-increasing demands for quicker, more responsive technology,” said Dave Doherty, Vice President, Global Supplier and Product Operations at Digi-Key. “These products add a new dimension to traditional fiber optics, and we are pleased to add them to our wide selection of quality Omron product.”
The SX51 and SX4 modules, along with evaluation boards, are now available for purchase on the Digi-Key website.
As the leading integrated Internet-based distributor of electronic components, information about Digi-Key Corporation and inventory of millions of products is accessible to customers around the globe, with all products shipped from Digi-Key’s single, North American location. The company’s integrated business model provides product and support information online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.
The company’s online offerings and resources include: PTM® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; PurchasingProSM for electronics buyers; TechXchangeSM; a Mobile and Social Center; the Scheme-it online schematic design tool; a Reference Design Library; and the Dynamic Catalog.
About Digi-Key Corporation
As one of the world’s leading, totally integrated, Internet-based distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than two million products from over 500 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com. A testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key as the #1 Most Preferred Distributor (UBM/EE|Times Distributor Customer Preference Study/June 2011). With global sales for 2011 surpassing $1.5 billion, Digi-Key’s single location in North America is one of its greatest assets.
For almost 80 years, Omron Electronic Components has been a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced electronic components. Extensive product groups include relays, switches, connectors, RF MEMS switches, MEMS flow sensors, pressure sensors, and optical components. Omron Electronic Components is the Americas subsidiary of Omron Corporation, a $7.5 billion global leading supplier of electronics and control system components and services. Their broad product offering can be found in applications for the communications, transportation, medical, HVAC, appliance, industrial automation, consumer electronics, and test & measurement markets around the world. Omron Electronic Components has an extensive sales network consisting of regional sales engineers, inside sales representatives, technical sales assistants, customer service staff, and an authorized Distributor network.