RS Components signs deal with Digilent

l to r: Adrian Gurr, global product manager semiconductors, RS; Alex Wong, worldwide sales manager, Digilent; Jon Boxall, head of semiconductors, RS.

l to r: Adrian Gurr, global product manager semiconductors, RS; Alex Wong, worldwide sales manager, Digilent; Jon Boxall, head of semiconductors, RS.

RS Components has announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Digilent that is said to further augments the portfolio of semiconductors and tools stocked by RS from a wide range of leading semiconductor vendors.

The deal provides access to a range of popular FPGA and microcontroller development boards, JTAG programmers and a range of microcontroller peripheral application boards and portable instruments. This range of products also includes flexible form factor solutions, which assist RS customers to accelerate their development cycles while increasing product quality.

“This agreement with Digilent represents an excellent source of tools for embedded development, which complements the RS offer for over a million customers. It delivers on our ‘Digital FAE’ promise to our suppliers, to our DesignSpark community and to RS University customers, allowing them to comprehensively equip their design benches,” said Jon Boxall, Head of Semiconductors at RS. “It will enable our customers to simplify and accelerate their product development cycles and ease rapid prototyping.”

“As well as being a world-renowned distributor with excellent customer services and a class-leading global product delivery infrastructure, this deal with RS will mean a wider audience for our products in new markets, especially industrial and educational customers,” said Steve Johnson, President at Digilent.