Does anybody know where to source the Semtech SX1301 or SX1308 chip? I have designed a Raspberry PI gateway PCB, based on the availability of the Semtech LoRa chips SX1301 and SX1308 on the Digikey site. The PCB functions as a Raspberry PI HAT and contains everything to create a small 8 channel LoRa gateway including GPS receiver.
The PCB came out of the factory OK. However, when I started ordering the Semtech silicon through Digikey they have placed my order ‘on hold’ on the basis that they need to check with Semtech if they are allowed to sell these chips to me at the advertised price. Wait… what…? Digikey advertise as having 2484 pieces of SX1301 available, yet they are unable to tell me if they are actually shipping them. I have been waiting for more than a week now just for the order confirmation from Digikey and calling them on a daily basis does not seem to help.
So, does anybody know an alternative source of the SX1301 and/or SX1308?
Thanks in advance for your help.