Digi-Key Secured Global Distribution Agreement with Directed Energy

Digi-Key Electronics from Minn., USA, had signed an exclusive global distribution partnership with Directed Energy Inc. (DEI) from Colorado. DEI provides ready-to-use modules primarily to drive laser diodes but that can be used wherever a high voltage or high current pulse is required in scientific, industrial and commercial applications.

“Now, as a Digi-Key partner, we are excited to know that our pulsed laser diode driver and high voltage pulse modules will offer that same problem-solving value to designers and engineers around the world and in a wide array of industries,” said Stephen Krausse (photo above), president and owner of Directed Energy.

“We are excited to partner with Directed Energy and offer their ready-to-use modules to our global customer base,” said David Stein, vice president of global supplier management for Digi-Key. “Directed Energy has an impressive lineup of off-the-shelf modules that provide high-quality pulses of high current and/or high voltage for a variety of applications, from LiDAR to ADAS, laser diode characterization, precision measurement, and physics and scientific experimentation.”

DEI's PCO-7115 High Speed Laser Diode Driver Module
DEI’s PCO-7115 High Speed Laser Diode Driver Module

Creating a high-quality electrical pulse is challenging, whether that’s a high current pulse designed to drive a laser diode, or a high voltage pulse designed for the operation of deflection grids or for beam steering. Directed Energy has been designing and selling precision pulsers since was founded in 1987. For more information about Directed Energy, Inc. and their range of products, visit their Supplier Center page on the Digi-Key website.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than 9 million products, with over 1.7 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 800 manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos in its multimedia libraries. Additional information can be found at www.digikey.com.

Digi-Key Expands its Industrial Automation Portfolio

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, is strengthening its offering of Industrial Automation (IA) components, design and project capabilities in IA applications. The company said it has added over 14,000+ Industrial Automation part numbers to its portfolio in categories such as sensors, cables, safety devices, control monitors, relays, timers, switches, lighting, and controllers, among others.

Aside from the product lines from Digi-Key’s traditional suppliers such as OMRONTEPanasonicMolex, and others, the it has added 15 new lines and in the past year, including products from AltechSICKIDECCarlo Gavazzi, and Belden. “Digi-Key aims to be the industry leader and single source for IA products and solutions for customers all over the world,” said Eric Wendt, Strategic Program Development Director for Industrial Automation at Digi-Key. \

“Industrial Automation complements our current offering and plays a critical part in building automation, factories, Industry 4.0, and more. We want to partner with designers and purchasers in these application areas to help enable the innovation and functionality of their systems, processes, and machinery.” Digi-Key also recently unveiled a new automation landing page, offering more graphical links and adds the ability to find related parts. The page is mobile-friendly, to catch users who need parts in the moment or on the go.

More information:  Industrial Automation pageDigi-Key website.