Digi-Key Stocks Cirrus Logic's New PWM ICs for Driving Mid-Range Brushless and Brush DC Motors

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 9, 2008

Digi-Key Corporation announced today that it is stocking the recently introduced Cirrus Logic Apex Precision Power' SA306-IHZ and SA57-IHZ, the industry's highest current pulse width modulated (PWM) ICs targeted at the fractional horsepower DC motor drive market.

With these new ICs, designer engineers, for the first time, can choose a single-packaged solution for driving three-phase brushless DC motors or brush DC motors in the 9 to 60V supply range. These ICs can deliver up to 17 A PEAK output current and target motor control circuits used in industrial applications such as factory and office automation, robotic controls, product handlers, as well as aircraft seating and positioning controls in the aerospace and military markets.

Available now through Digi-Key's online catalog, these ICs will also be featured in future print catalogs. Additionally, the SA306-IHZ Demo Board DB64 and SA57-IHZ Demo Board DB63 are stocked and available for purchase. Product highlights and specifications as well as Digi-Key's exclusive PTM Online...On Demand product training modules are available for these new products online at digikey.com.

"We are very pleased to add these next generation ICs to our product offering," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "Digi-Key is committed to providing design engineers with the latest and most innovative products, which is why they consistently rate Digi-Key #1 for the breadth of our product line, product availability, and our responsiveness to their needs. The possibilities presented by these new and innovative ICs are certain to be of significant interest to the tens of thousands of design engineers we serve every day."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using streamlined processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its single 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

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.