|[May 03, 2013]
Digi-Key Corporation Selected as Exclusive Distributor for Wurth Electronics Midcom's Planar Transformer Series
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
components distributor Digi-Key
Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection,
availability, and delivery, today announced the signing of an exclusive
global product distribution agreement with Wurth
Electronics Midcom, a world leader in the design and manufacture of
custom magnetics. As part of the deal, Digi-Key will be the sole
distributor of the company's newly developed planar transformer product
"We're pleased to be Wurth's partner of choice for the Planar
Transformer line," said Tom Busher, vice president of global
interconnect, passives, and electromechanical product for Digi-Key.
"They have created a product that offers a smaller form factor along
with increased levels of productivity - attributes of increasing
importance to today's electronic component buyer."
The patent-pending Planar product design offers a multitude of
advantages compared to traditional bobbin-wound products including
reduced size and weight, high efficiency, low leakage, consistent
parasitics, and excellent thermal characteristics. The innovative use of
pre-formed flatwires yields significant cost reductions compared to
existing stacked layer and multilayer PCB designs.
Wurth Electronics Midcom's planar series is optimized for frequencies
ranging from 200 kHz to 700 kHz, with 500 VDC isolation and 250 W power
handling capabilities. Developed to be fully customizable to individual
customer needs, the planar SMD transformers comes in multiple turns
ratio options with optional Aux winding for maximum flexibility. The
parts have a low-profile height of 10 mm and an operating temperature
range of -40°C to +125°C.
"To best respond to customer demand for the planar product line, we are
confident in Digi-Key's ability to deliver," said Dominik Kern,
president, Wurth Electronics Midcom. "We need a partner we can rely upon
to have product on the shelf for immediate delivery while offering a
high level of specialized services designed to support the challenges of
the design engineer."
The Planar Transformer series is available now for immediate shipment at www.digikey.com.
About Wurth Electronics Midcom:
Wurth Electronics Midcom is a global leader in the design and
manufacture of custom magnetics. A standard line of magnetics is
offered, including inductors, ferrites, chokes, and EMI shielding
materials. Recently, the electromechanical and interconnect line was
added to the product offering, which includes Board-to-Board,
Wire-to-Board, Terminal Blocks, and Input/Output Communication.
Customers in Asia, Europe and the Americas are supported through local
direct technical sales network, regional design and applications
engineers and manufacturing based in the People's Republic of China.
Our standard lines and custom-made transformers are used around the
world in LED and CFL lighting, smart grid and utility metering, home
automation, test and measurement, industrial controls, circuit
management, and security systems.
Wurth Electronics Midcom offers all catalog products in stock and no
minimum order quantities. Free samples are offered to customers on
connectors and both catalog and custom magnetics.
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 at www.digikey.com.
With over 800,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online
resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet
of expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward,
affirming its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic
components in the industry and providing the best service possible to
Digi-Key's totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled
with its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate
shipment anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly
differentiates Digi-Key from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers
customers a unique approach to a high-mix, low volume production
business strategy by transferring much inventory risk and carrying costs
from the customer to Digi-Key. From Prototype to Production®,
Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary to grow your
business to the next level.
Digi-Key's online offerings and resources include: PTM®
product training modules; TechZoneSM
technology zones; Another
Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key
for electronics buyers; TechXchangeSM;
Mobile and Social Center; the Scheme-it®
online schematic design tool; a Reference
Design Library; and the Dynamic
Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering
is available at www.digikey.com.
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