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LogiSwitch Products Available Worldwide at Digi-Key

Digi-Key Electronics Announces New Marketplace Global Distribution Partnership with LogiSwitch





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Dec 17, 2020, 10:00 ET


THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Dec. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has expanded its Marketplace product portfolio to include a worldwide distribution partnership with LogiSwitch, LLC. LogiSwitch is the only company to provide debounced switches with their adaptive NoBounce™ technology, and their VisiShield™ technologies simplify Arduino breadboard challenges. 


LogiSwitch’s proprietary NoBounce™ and VisiShield™ technologies, which provide superior solutions for switch debounce and Arduino breadboard challenges, are now available through the Digi-Key Electronics Marketplace
Switch bounce is a problem facing anyone designing an electronic system. LogiSwitch’s adaptive NoBounce™ technology eliminates the problem of having switch bounce regardless of the duration of the bounce. The designer does not have to worry about the impact of switch degradation over time, atmospheric and environmental conditions, or software updates recreating switch bounce problems. 
LogiSwitch’s VisiShield™ prototype boards and peripherals simplify Arduino breadboard design and eliminate the conventional rat’s nest of wiring to simplify design and debugging. As the name VisiShield implies, the architecture is a vast improvement over traditional Arduino Shield technology, which hides all peripherals except the one on the top and restricts the height of each shield by design. 
“We are very happy to add LogiSwitch to the Digi-Key Marketplace,” said David Stein, vice president of global supplier management for Digi-Key. “Their adaptive NoBounce and VisiShield technologies solves switch bounce and design problems for the lifetime of their products and resolve major issues for electronic designers.” 
“We are delighted that Digi-Key is distributing LogiSwitch’s products,” said Mike Pelkey, founder and CEO of LogiSwitch. “Digi-Key reaches our entire customer base and also allows us to reach many new customers. Digi-Key’s new Marketplace is ideal for a company of our size, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship between our companies.” 
LogiSwitch’s proprietary NoBounce and VisiShield technologies are unique in the industry and provide superior solutions for switch debounce and Arduino breadboard challenges. 
For more information about LogiSwitch, and to order from their product portfolio, please visit the Digi-Key website
About LogiSwitch
LogiSwitch was founded in 2016 by Mike Pelkey, a serial inventor and entrepreneur who has a long engineering career in industrial automation. LogiSwitch’s NoBounce™ line of ICs and switches is a result of his 40+ year career in electronic design engineering where he developed switch bounce solutions for automation applications. Mike has a passion for simplifying complex problems. Being the consummate engineer, Mike entered the maker space and started working on Arduino projects. He was frustrated by the rat’s nest of wires that complicates the development and debug of Arduino breadboards. For additional information, see their website at www.logiswitch.com
About Digi-Key Electronics
Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, and provides access to unlimited adjacent products and technologies through their online Marketplace. They offer more than 11.5 million components, with over 2.6 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 1,500 quality name-brand manufacturers. In addition, Marketplace Product provides a singular shopping experience for all things related to technology innovation — IoT, industrial automation, test and measurement and more. Additional information and access to the world’s broadest resources for technology innovation can be found by visiting www.digikey.com and on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and LinkedIn
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We Want Your Input on Arduino Prototype Peripherals

LogiSwitch is currently developing a suite of I2C 2-wire peripherals for our VisiShield™ WorkBench™ Arduino prototype extender board and we would love to get your expert opinions and suggestions.

As you may be aware, the LogiSwitch WorkBench is a three-bank extender shield designed for prototyping with the Arduino Uno and compatibles using few (often zero) jumper wires. Each of the three banks provides a direct 23-pin breadboard connector for wireless prototyping

This innovative approach eliminates the conventional “rat’s nest” jumper wire maze that can impede efficient design and debug. We eliminate the jumper wires by bringing out the Arduino pins to three sides of the board. each of the 23-pin banks includes +5V, +3.3V, GND, all 14 digital input/output (I/O) pins, and all six analog I/O pins. In addition, the standard stackable shield socket is available in the center of the board.

Assembled Workbench

An Uncluttered VisiShield WorkBench Breadboard with 3 LCD Modules Plugged into an Arduino Uno Board

Well-known editor Clive “Max” Maxfield has written some good articles on this and has created a short video comparing the LogiSwitch approach to conventional methods.

LogiSwitch is currently developing a line of Arduino peripheral products for the WorkBench that will offer the designer a convenient alternative to the popular Shield architecture for use in prototype development.

This VisiShield product line will consist of a number of commonly used peripheral boards designed to plug directly into the user’s choice of the three WorkBench banks in place of a breadboard. All the LogiSwitch VisiShield plugin boards will have the following basic attributes:

  • Utilize the I²C 2-wire protocol so that all pins of the Arduino except for pins A4/(SDA) and A5/(SCL) are available for the user’s prototype.
  • Unlike the piggyback-stacked shield, all VisiShield boards are unobscured (and troubleshootable) and are free of size limitations in area and component height.
  • A schematic is included with each VisiShield plugin board to assure the designer can replicate each circuit used in the prototype for future designs.
  • Where orientation is necessary, each VisiShield plugin board includes three different connector orientations allowing the designer to plug the peripheral into the WorkBench in the needed orientation.

We are currently developing a keypad/LCD peripheral that supports 3×4 or a 4×4 keypads and a 4×20 character LCD display peripheral. We want to understand if this keypad/LCD combination meet your needs, whether you want separate keypad and LCD modules, and what additional peripherals would you like us to develop.

We look forward to your feedback. You can comment on this blog or send us an email at product_request@logiswitch.com.


LogiSwitch Expands Management Team and Adds a Technical Advisory Board

Las Vegas, NV – October 19, 2020 – LogiSwitch, a leader in switch debounce and Arduino prototype electronics, has added marketing and sales leadership and has established a Technical Advisory Board to help the company broaden its market for its NoBounce™ lines of switch debounce ICs and debounced switches, plus guide the company in expanding its new line of VisiShield™ prototype boards.

Mike Pelkey, Founder and CEO of LogiSwitch, has appointed electronics industry veteran Steve Pollock as VP, Sales and Marketing to lead the company’s marketing and sales efforts. Steve will focus on establishing new sales channels and increasing awareness of the company and its innovative products.

Mike has also established the Technical Advisory Board to help guide him in developing debounce products that solve customer problems and in defining new products for the company’s growing line of Arduino VisiShield prototype boards. The initial members of the Technical Advisory Board are Clive “Max” Maxfield and Tom Anderson. Both members are widely published and have broad experience in the electronics design community.

Mike said, “We are at the point in LogiSwitch’s growth where we need to bring in a marketing and sales team and a Technology Advisory Board so that I can focus on creating new products and technologies. Our NoBounce switch debounce technology is mature and very well received in the marketplace. I want to focus my time on building out our VisiShield Arduino prototype board product line and developing new technologies that the Technology Advisory Board suggests.”

About Steve Pollock

Steve started his career as a custom chip designer at Texas Instruments. After a successful chip design career, he moved into high technology marketing and sales.

Most of his career has been connected to the semiconductor industry with a couple of forays into the consumer electronics industry. Since 1984, he has specialized in launching start-up companies.

He worked for a number of EDA (Electronic Design Automation) companies, including Cadence Design Systems, where he was the Group Director of Marketing for Simulation Products. He was Chairman of the ESD Alliance Emerging Companies Committee for many years.

He returned to the semiconductor industry in 2014 joining Semi-Pac, a Silicon Valley developer of advanced packaging technology and a provider of quick-turn prototype services.

About the Technology Advisory Board

Clive “Max” Maxfield
Clive “Max” Maxfield received his B.Sc. in Control Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University in England in 1980. He began his career as a designer of central processing units (CPUs) for mainframe computers. Over the years, Max has designed all sorts of interesting “stuff” from silicon chips to circuit boards and brainwave amplifiers to Steampunk Prognostication Engines (don’t ask). He has also been at the forefront of electronic design automation (EDA) for more than 30 years.

Well-known throughout the embedded systems and EDA industries, Max has presented guest lectures at universities and papers at technical conferences around the world. Max is also the author/co-author of a number of books, including Designus Maximus Unleashed (Banned in Alabama), Bebop to the Boolean Boogie (An Unconventional Guide to Electronics), The Design Warrior’s Guide to FPGAs, and How Computers Do Math.

Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson is a technical marketing consultant working with multiple EDA, IP, and semiconductor vendors. His previous roles have included vice president of marketing at Breker Verification Systems, vice president of applications engineering at 0-In Design Automation, vice president of engineering at IP pioneer Virtual Chips, group director of product management at Cadence Design Systems, and director of technical marketing at Synopsys.

Tom has published more than 450 papers, articles, and technical blog posts, presented more than 150 conference talks, and contributed to 12 books. He has participated in the development of multiple standards within Accellera, IEEE, VSIA, and other organizations. Tom received an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

About LogiSwitch
LogiSwitch was founded in 2017 by Mike Pelkey, a serial inventor and entrepreneur who has a long engineering career in industrial automation. LogiSwitch’s NoBounce™ line of ICs and switches is a result of his 40+ year career in electronic design engineering where he developed switch bounce solutions for automation applications.

Mike has a passion for simplifying engineering development. He loves to simplify complex problems. Being the consummate engineer, Mike entered the maker space and started working on Arduino projects. He was frustrated by the rat’s nest of wires that complicates the development and debug of Arduino breadboards.

The VisiShield™ line of Arduino prototype extender boards and peripherals was driven by his experience with Arduino. He knew that there was a more efficient way to prototype. For more information, visit www.logiswitch.com.

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Press Contact – Steve Pollock, stevep@logiswitch.com, (408) 888-8418

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