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WPG Americas Inc. Expands Wireless Communication Solutions with Next-Generation Ultra-Low-Power Ultra-Broadband Products from SPARK Microsystems

By on May 12, 2022 0

SAN JOSE, CA., May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WPG Americas Inc.. (WPGA), a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, the world’s largest distributor of electronic components, today announced the signing of a new commercial distribution agreement with SPARK Microsystemsa fabless semiconductor company pioneering ultra-low-power, ultra-low-latency wireless communications.

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With its patented technologies, SPARK Microsystems offers orders of magnitude improvements in bandwidth, latency, and power consumption over existing wireless protocols.

SPARK Microsystems strengthens our total IoT solutions for our customers with the addition of their highly competitive ultra-low-power, low-latency wireless communication products for connected devices,” said Chris Millerpresident of WPGA.

“We are delighted to have WPG as a business partner of SPARK Microsystems in the North America region,” said Tom Spade, chief revenue officer of SPARK Microsystems. “WPGA is a great addition to our sales channel and represents a great opportunity for SPARK Microsystems to expand the adoption of our UWB products in the AR/VR, audio, and IoT sensor markets. “

The SPARK Microsystems SR1000 series consists of two UWB wireless transceiver ICs, the SR1010 and SR1020. Both take full advantage of Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology to simultaneously deliver industry-leading power efficiency, latency and bandwidth:

  • Data rates up to 10 Mbps @ 1.5 nJ/bit power efficiency

  • 2 mW power consumption when transmitting and receiving at 1 Mbps, scaling down to 6 uW at 1 kbps

  • Ultra-low wireless latency (50 µs for 1 KB)

  • Time-of-flight positioning with 30cm accuracy

To showcase transceiver capabilities and expedite prototyping an initial design, SPARK Microsystems offers a range of demo boards, evaluation kits, and reference designs. The evaluation boards measure many key operating parameters, such as link margin, latency, and power consumption.

About WPG Americas Inc.
Based at San Jose, CaliforniaWPG Americas Inc. is a member of WPG Holdings, a $27.8 billion worldwide distributor of semiconductor, passive, electromechanical and display products. Founded in November 2007, WPGA is a franchise partner for leading technology providers. As a member of WPG Holdings, WPGA is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive solutions to its diverse customer base. WPGA continues to introduce new, cutting-edge technologies, quality service, and design focus through its superior engineering programs. For more information, visit www.wpgamericas.com. You can also follow us on LinkedIn and Youtube.

About Spark Microelectronics
SPARK Microsystems is a fabless semiconductor company pioneering ultra-low-power wireless communications for high-performance personal area networks and IoT-connected devices. Using patented technologies, SPARK Microsystems brings to market a next-generation ultra-wideband wireless transceiver that delivers orders-of-magnitude improvements in power consumption, latency, and more accurate ranging and positioning , while delivering higher data rates than competing technologies. For more information, please visit sparkmicro.com.

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