Digi-Key announces distribution partnership with Directed Energy

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Friday, 13 September, 2019

Digi-Key announces distribution partnership with Directed Energy

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics has expanded its product portfolio by signing an exclusive global distribution partnership with Directed Energy — a provider of ready-to-use modules for driving laser diodes as well as applications requiring a high voltage pulse.

Creating a high-quality electrical pulse is challenging, whether it’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 for over 30 years, allowing the Colorado-based company to create a suite of standard products for designers who need a high-quality, fast pulse of current and/or voltage.

The company offers high-quality current pulsers primarily to drive laser diodes, but they can be used wherever a pulse of current is required. The precision high voltage pulsers meanwhile offer up ranges up to 10,000 V for use with deflection plates, beam steering, q-switching and other capacitive loads. The company’s instruments and modules feature specialised electrical outputs for industrial, scientific and commercial applications.

“As long-time customers of Digi-Key, our own engineers are familiar with the value of working with a supplier that offers a broad and deep product line, making it simple to find solutions to engineering problems,” said Directed Energy President and owner Stephen Krausse. “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.”

“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 line-up 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 characterisation, precision measurement, and physics and scientific experimentation.”

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