Digi-Key adds low-power Wi-Fi manufacturer GainSpan

September 06, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Digi-Key has announced the addition of GainSpan, a leading supplier in the low-power 802.11 Wi-Fi market, to its product lines.

GainSpan is a semiconductor solutions company in low-power Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things. Their system-on-chip (SoC) modules and software allow you to use the large installed base of Wi-Fi access points and smartphones to create connected products for healthcare, smart energy, and control/monitoring in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. The solutions feature an ultra-low-power SoC that consumes a few µA of standby current and goes from standby to active mode in a few msec.

With involvement in the embedded space, GainSpan offers solutions for low-cost MCUs from many suppliers, and offers the ability to manipulate 802.11 radio communications, enabling fast, secure connectivity while remaining a very low power solution.

GainSpan is a spinoff of Intel Corporation with a broad portfolio of low-power Wi-Fi and ZigBee/Wi-Fi chips, modules and software; GainSpan is a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance and the ZigBee Alliance.

GainSpan; www.gainspan.com

Digi-Key; www.digikey.com