Heard in the Channel: Digi-Key’s Top Gifts for Geeks

Dec. 9, 2014
Electronics distributor offers holiday gift guide for electronics enthusiasts in YouTube video; plus news from Mouser, Avnet, and more.

In the latest installment of its Another Geek Moment video series, Digi-Key Corp. offers a list of the “Top 7 Items for Your Geek’s Stocking this Christmas.” Included are products from Microchip, Beaglebone, Seoul Electronics, Bud Industries, and more, and they’re all available at www.digikey.com.

Microchip’s RN42 BlueTooth Module, the Beaglebone Black RevC, and FTDI’s 5-inch touchscreen display are the top 3 items on this year’s list. The list is a valuable resource for electronics buyers because, as the distributor explains, “Unless you speak fluent Geek, you might not know what to stuff [your Geek’s] stockings with.”

The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz5RCKm1TsM.

In other industry news:

  • Mouser Electronics expanded its strategic partnership and worldwide distribution agreement with Analog Devices (ADI) to include ADI's recently acquired RF and microwave products from Hittite Microwave, marketed as "Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices.”
  • Mouser also announced the launch of a Development Tools Center at Mouser.com. The center features resources and product information on a range of engineering development tools from Mouser’s suppliers.
  • Technical publisher Elsevier released its Analog Circuit Design Volume Three: Design Note Collection, the next book in the Analog Circuit Design series edited by Bob Dobkin and John Hamburger.
  • Avnet Electronics Marketing released a new MicroZed™ Embedded Vision Carrier Card kit to help engineers more quickly and efficiently deploy solutions incorporating the versatile and low-cost MicroZed™ System-on-Module (SOM). The kit builds on the MicroZed SOM by providing a video-specific carrier card, with camera connector, for optional camera modules featuring image sensors from ON Semiconductor Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC).


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