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jetty

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Simblee supply issues?
« on: September 07, 2017, 06:10:57 PM »
RFD77101 is out of stock at Digikey and Mouser.  Digikey is claiming they ordered, were promised in March and are still awaiting delivery.
Mouser has placed a new order and is estimating 13th October

Having just decided to use this for a project, it appears the stock is now gone and there are restocking issues.

Can anyone shed light on if this product is being discontinued, or if Heptagon is unable to keep up with supply?

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Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 06:43:40 AM »
Hi,

I have just encountered the same problem.
Suddenly the stock count at mouser went from 2800 or so to 0! From one day to the other.
Digi-Key 0 too, since end of August.
RS-Online 0.

There must be a bigger problem!
Maybe a product recall?

Has anyone more info?

Hopefully Simblee is not discontinued!

Best regards,
Martin

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Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 07:21:16 AM »
Dang! I do not know what is going on. None of the four main suppliers have any stock. Nor does SparkFun which has been the best source for information on using the Simblee.

Could be some big company finally went into production on something really cool and sucked up all the inventory, although I would have expected that big of a deal would be done factory direct. But I am not privy to what is going on behind the scenes.

Hopefully Mouser will get resupplied first as they have the best price for small quantities.


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Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 06:07:22 PM »
The Simblee module is now RED compliant, certification has just completed

Due to increasing demand, we are now quoting Simblee at 12-14 week delivery.    Production is ramping up and we are working to improve lead times and restock distributors.   We will update when we have more news.

Place your order with your favorite authorized distributor to get in queue.

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Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 03:31:37 PM »
Any news regarding availability?

Thanks
Simone

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Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 04:03:36 PM »
The above statement equals 3 to 3-1/2 MONTHS. OUCH! It's only been a month.


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Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 07:33:31 AM »
Today is the day that Mouser says they will have a supply of 4,000 devices.

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Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 05:24:08 PM »
Yep and now it is the the 6th and they have nothing. They say they have contacted RFDigital for an update.
I have had an order in since Sept and have $5K worth of components on my desk waiting on this 1 part for assembly.
Hopefully someone will provide an answer soon

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Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 02:23:31 PM »
Distributor orders are shipping today and Monday.