June 2016

July 2016

An industry first from Silicon Labs!

Silicon Labs releases the industry’s first multiband, multiprotocol SoCs which supports 2.4 GHz and Sub-GHz connectivity and a choice of standards-based and proprietary protocols.

• Dual-Band Sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz Wireless SoC
• ARM Cortex-M4 core with up to 256 kB Flash and 32 kB RAM
• Energy-friendly wireless connectivity with low active current for radio and MCU, fast wakeup times and autonomous operation of peripherals
• Increase range with an integrated power amplifier which delivers up to +20 dBm output power
• Minimize interference with excellent noise immunity, DSSS (spread spectrum), FEC, (G)FSK and O-QPSK modulation with fully configurable data rates
• Connect proprietary networking stack enables customized point-to-point and star networks
• Intuitive Radio Abstraction Interface Layer (RAIL) with fully customizable radio configurator UI
• Expanded security options with encryption including AES-128, AES-256, SHA-1, SHA-2 and ECC
• Simplified software and system design with concurrent MCU and wireless development using Simplicity Studio


$276 Wireless Starter Kit with 2 radio boards included.

Read more: Silicon Labs Multiband Wireless Gecko SoCs Breaks New Ground in the IoT
Read more: SiLabs Wireless Gecko IoT Connectivity Portfolio


Quectel Wireless Solutions - Dedicated Supplier of M2M Wireless Modules

NuVision Electronics has been appointed as an official distributor for Quectel in Southern Africa.

Quectel offers high-performance cellular and GNSS modules based on the state-of-art technology. Quectel focusses on all M2M application sectors such as automotive, smart metering, telematics, control & monitoring, tracking & tracing, payment and security. Quectel follows extremely strict criteria to deliver the highest quality of cellular modules to customers. Quectel offers a complete range of cellular modules from 2G to 4G (LTE) with complementary technologies such as ZigBee, ISM, Bluetooth.

850/900/1800/1900MHz 15.8 ×17.7 × 2.3mm LCC packaging

10M/ 5Mbps 32.0×29.0×2.4mm IoT/M2M-optimized Cat.1

Read more: Quectel Product Overview


Seoul Semiconductor
has released their WICOP2

Seoul Semiconductor unveiled their breakthrough second generation CSP LED product WICOP2 (Wafer Level Integrated Chip on PCB) recently. WICOP2 is a package-free LED, it is very small (1.5 mm x 1.5 mm) and has a wide beam angle of 120 to 150 degrees.

The LED chip is directly connected onto the PCB, therefore the thermal dissipation channel is especially short and has low thermal resistance. The technology directly connects the phosphor film with the LED chip and is able to achieve a more uniform LED color illumination. Since the WICOP2 LED significantly reduces the manufacturing process, it also greatly cuts LED package material costs, and mass production of the chip presents competitive cost advantages. Seoul Semiconductor started the WICOP R&D process in 2012, and started to widely apply the product in direct-lit LED TV markets in 2013.

Read more: WICOP2


To order your Digi-Key products...

To order your Digi-Key products via the official authorised reseller for Digi-Key products in Southern Africa, remember to contact:

Cape Town & Durban:
Edith Smith -
Tel: 021 554 0038

Pretoria & Johannesburg:
Kasmira Moodley -
Calim Dowlut -
Tel: 011 608 0144


Should you have any questions or enquiries, please contact:

Cape Town and Durban:
021 554 0038

011 608 0144

082 653 7458