Digi-Key signs exclusive, global deal with Directed Energy

Modules for driving laser diodes and applications requiring a high voltage pulse are now available from Digi-Key Electronics following the distributor’s exclusive global distribution agreement with Directed Energy.

Developers can use modules as ready-made solutions to provide high current and high voltage pulses to scientific, industrial and commercial applications.

Directed Energy has been designing and selling precision pulsers for over 30 years, creating an electrical pulse to meet all challenges, from 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.

Over three decades, it has created a suite of standard products for fast pulse of current and/or voltage.

“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.”

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

Digi-Key Electronics is headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA. The authorised global, full-service distributor of electronic components offers more than 9m products, with over 1.7million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 800 quality name-brand manufacturers.

Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more.

Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat.


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