Digi International

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Digi International, Inc.
Industry Computer hardware
Founded 1985 (1985)
Headquarters Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
Number of locations
United States, Germany, Spain, UK, India, Singapore, China,
Number of employees
Website www.digi.com

Digi International was founded in 1985 as DigiBoard and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA. The company went public as Digi International in 1989 and is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol DGII. The company initially offered intelligent ISA/PCI boards (the 'DigiBoard') with multiple asynchronous serial interfaces for PCs. Nowadays, multi-port serial boards are still part of the product line-up, but the company is focusing on embedded and external network (wired and wireless) communication solutions as well as enterprise-class USB products. The company has a full line of radio modems and embedded modules based on current CDMA and GSM communications platforms.

Digi International has acquired a number of companies since it went Public.

  • 2012 Digi acquire Etherios a Chicago-based salesforce.com Platinum Partner.[1]
  • 2009 Digi acquire Mobiapps a fabless manufacturer of satellite modems on the Orbcomm satellite network.[2]
  • 2008 Spectrum Design Solutions Inc. a design services company specicalising in Wireless technologies is acquired.[3]
  • 2008 Digi acquires a European manufacturer of cellular router products, Sarian Systems Ltd. in a $30.5M deal.[4]
  • 2006 MaxStream, a company that specialized in wireless technology primarily for embedded electronics is purchased for $38.8M[5]
  • 2005 Digi acquires FS Forth-Systeme GmbH (Breisach, Germany) and Sistemas Embebidos S.A. (Logroño, Spain),[6] manufacturers of embedded processor modules using Net Silicon and other processor platforms.
  • 2005 Rabbit Semiconductor a manufacturer of Z180 based silicon, embedded modules and Single Board Computers.[7]
  • 2002 Digi acquires Net Silicon a fabless manufacturer of ARM based micro processors with a focus on networking.
  • 1991 Digi acquires Arnet Corp





  • NS 9210 / 9215 — ARM9 core @ 150 MHz, 10/100 Ethernet MAC, AES encryption, 2 × 300 MHz PIC processors for interfacing
  • NS9750
  • Rabbit 4000 — 60 MHz, 10BASE-T Ethernet MAC, AES encryption
  • Rabbit 5000 — 100 MHz, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi baseband MAC, 10/100 Ethernet MAC, AES encryption
  • Rabbit 6000 — 300 MHz, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi baseband MAC, 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY, USB 2.0 full-speed host, AES encryption


An XBee radio.
  • XBee — family of small radios with compatible footprints
    • XBee ZB — Zigbee @ 2.4 GHz
    • XBee DM — Digimesh @ 2.4 GHz & 900 MHz
    • XBee 802.15.4 — 802.15.4 & 2.4 GHz

Embedded processor modules[edit]

  • Connect Core Wi-MX51 — Module incorporating Freescale's i.MX51 processor
  • Connect Core Wi-MX53 — Module incorporating Freescale's i.MX53 processor
  • Connect Card Wi-MX28 — Module incorporating Freescale's i.MX28 processor

Non Embedded[edit]

Digi International offers a wide range of industrial (harsh environment) products. The Connect Family of products offer specific iterations on cellular WAN connectivity for various devices. The ConnectPort Family embellishes this by offering various router features including multiple Ethernet and RS232 DB9 port configurations. These devices are generally configured with a web based interface similar to a standard home networking router.

  • Digi Connect WAN
  • Digi ConnectPort WAN
  • Digi ConnectPort X
  • Digi Connect ES (Extended Safety)
  • Digi Connect ME (Micro Embedded[9])
  • Digi Connect Wi-ME (Wireless Micro Embedded[9])
  • Digi Connect SP (Single Port[9])
  • Digi Connect Wi-SP (Wireless Single Port[9])
  • Digi Connect EM (Embedded Module[9])
  • Digi Connect Wi-EM (Wireless Embedded Module[9])
  • Digi ConnectPort Display
  • Digi ShowBox
  • Digi Passport
  • Digi Transport
  • Digi PortServer TS (Terminal Server[9])
  • Digi CM
  • Digi RPM
  • Digi AccelePort
  • Digi NEO


DigiMesh is a proprietary peer-to-peer wireless networking topology developed by Digi International. The protocol allows for time synchronized sleeping nodes/routers and low-power battery powered operation. The protocol is currently supported by several 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz radio modules from Digi International.[10]


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