Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock of Omron Electronic Components Fiber Optic Modules

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 28, 2012

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today 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, 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.

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.

About Omron

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.