Digi-Key Adds Market Innovator Wandboard.org to Lineup of Global Suppliers

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 8, 2013

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the addition of Wandboard.org to its lineup of over 650 suppliers. Wandboard.org has developed a low-cost ARM Cortex™-A9 development board, offering a System-on-Module solution for designers looking to continue utilizing a board through development into production.

Created by a group of engineers in their free time and aimed at the development community, the Wandboard is an ultra-low-power complete computer with high performance capabilities. The board was developed around the Freescale i.MX6 Cortex-A9 processor, manufactured in single, dual and quad core versions equipped with 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB of DDR3 memory, respectively. Each board also features USB and HDMI connectivity, as well as offering Gigabit LAN, a serial port and micro SD card slot, where the Wandboard Dual and Quad add Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11n as an additional feature.

The Wandboard has received media attention because it's open-source modular approach allows engineers to take advantage of the latest technology by taking an off the shelf EDM module and custom design a low-cost carrier connector boards to speed up project development time and leverage on readily available building blocks. The team is working very hard together with the community and over the past several months to have the Wandboard supported in mainline Linux Kernel, U-boot and the Yocto-project. The community also has released images for XBMC, Ubuntu, ArchLinux, Android 4.2.2 (Jellybean), Debian, and many others.

"Continuing to build our development board selection has been a focus this year," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key Vice President for Global Semiconductor Product. "The Wandboard provides a welcome addition to our lineup of products and we are excited to support this innovative group of engineers."

The Wandboard team noted their excitement to begin actively promoting the board with Digi-Key and distributing to engineers around the world, thus removing the design obstacles many people face when implementing advanced technologies in their project.

The Wandboard is available now for immediate shipment by visiting any of Digi-Key's global websites.

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.