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Disty leverages F3 Wireless to offer RF engineering services

Digi-Key Electronics has secured an exclusive partnership with F3 Wireless through its Digi-Key Marketplace to offer their range of MicroServices, including reviews and consultations with experienced Radio Frequency (RF) engineers.

F3 Wireless specializes in consulting, design, and manufacturing services for electronic products and applications. As a trusted engineering partner, F3 helps companies through the stages of product design, development, certification and manufacturing. Available to customers in Canada, U.S., and Mexico, microservices from F3 can help mitigate risks and ensure performance, compliance and certification of a radio device.

Digi-Key Electronics is partnering with F3 Wireless to bring its range of Radio Frequency (RF) engineering MicroServices to the Digi-Key Marketplace.

F3’s range of reviews and consultations include:

Schematic reviews that highlight risks and propose methods for mitigation or avoidance with regard to unintentional EMI/EMC/RSE as well as threats to radio performance. Device reviews focusing on antenna performance, testability, certification, design verification testing and manufacturing. Manufacturing reviews to focus on manufacturability, testability and cost.

“By partnering with Digi-Key, F3 is bringing these bite-sized design services to market for the first time,” said David Sandys, director, technical marketing at Digi-Key Electronics. “RF is a fast-growing, specialized field, and relying on RF experts is the best way to ensure that any product with a radio in it will be compliant and perform as expected. The ability to leverage a knowledgeable RF engineering team helps bring products to market more efficiently, saving both time and money.”


Allow firms to engage with an experienced RF engineer

F3 Wireless is a custom wireless electronics device organization based in Minneapolis that offers consulting, engineering, design, certification, and manufacturing for the ‘things’ in the IoT. F3 is a team of engineering experts with the goal of translating wireless technology into business automation solutions, partnering on everything from certification test plans and design reviews, to complete device development. F3’s core competency is wireless in all of its variations, and providing best in class device cost and time to volume.

“F3 is excited to partner with Digi-Key on this first-of-its-kind innovative approach to engineering services,” said Chris Anderson, chief technology officer at F3 Wireless. “Our microservices feature a variety of offerings that allow companies to quickly engage with an experienced RF engineer on critical design practices such as schematic, device reviews and manufacturing reviews.”


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