Abracon announces ASMPH family of compact multi-layer chip inductors for power applications

AUSTIN, TX. (19 January 2017) Abracon, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components announces the ASMPH family of miniature multilayer power inductors for use in small form factor or battery powered solutions. The compact size, high self-resonant frequency (SRF)  and high efficiency, makes these inductors ideal for DC/DC conversion in space limited designs, including IoT and wearables. Standard operating temperature of -40°C to 85°C and robust construction is ideally suited for industrial applications. Constructed using low loss ferrite material, these inductors support high-speed switching frequencies used in power supply controllers in advance-miniaturized applications.

This family of power inductors offers multiple footprints and inductance tradeoffs. The space saving ASMPH-0603 footprint is 1.6×0.8×0.8mm with current ratings from 1250mA to 300mA and inductance values from  0.22µH to 2.2µH. With inductance values up to 4.7µH, the ASMPH-0805, ASMPH-0806 and ASMPH-1008 offer current carrying capabilities up to 1500mA, enabling a wide range of DC/DC power supply applications.

“Small form factor solutions benefit from the use of DC/DC power conversion,” comments Syed Raza, VP of Engineering with Abracon. “Switch mode, unlike linear power supplies, can remain efficient while operating over a wide input-to-output voltage conversion range, extending battery life. This family of miniature inductors from Abracon are instrumental in miniaturizing these designs.”

“These inductors hit the sweet spot of size, inductance, current carrying capability and maximum DC resistance enabling miniaturization.” states Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing for Abracon. “In conjunction with Abracon’s other product lines, these inductors address Abracon’s strategy of providing solutions across multiple technologies for growing applications such as IoT and wearables.”

Other applications for this series of product include medical monitoring, portable instrumentation, drones, robotics, battery powered equipment,  asset tracking devices, wireless connectivity modules and power supply modules.

 

Series Inductance
(µH)
DC current rating
(mA)
Max DC Resistance
(Ω)
SRF
(MHz)
Dimensions
(mm)
ASMPH-
0603
0.22 to 2.2 1250 to 300 0.1 to 0.3 200 to 80 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8
ASMPH-
0805
0.47 to 4.7 1200 to 280 0.08 to 0.25 100 to 30 2.0 x 1.25 x 0.9
ASMPH-
0806
0.47 to 4.7 1500 to 220 0.08 to 0.14 100 to 30 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.9
ASMPH-
1008
0.47 to 4.7 1500 to 320 0.04 to 0.11 105 to 25 2.5 x 2.0 x 0.9

 

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact
PR@abracon.com

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Abracon Pierce Analyzer System (PAS) validates quartz crystals in-circuit

PAS-BC1WK/ PAS-BC2WK/ PAS-BC3WK

(Austin, TX) Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components announces the availability of an advanced proprietary Pierce analyzer system that validates quartz crystal performance in-circuit. The ability to sustain oscillation for a given quartz crystal oscillator design depends heavily on crystal’s motional parameters, board parasitics and oscillator circuit characteristics. The oscillator circuit is a closed loop system that sustains oscillation at an operating frequency, depending on the crystal plating capacitance (CL), crystal equivalent series resistance (ESR) and Oscillator Amplifier’s gain & phase response. Lower CL and lower ESR at the crystal level, enables the circuit to operate with adequate gain margin and improves the closed-loop stability; ensuring sustained oscillations across all variables, including variation in bias, loading, temperature and over time. Integrated circuits that use external quartz crystals do not always account for these key limiting factors. For instance, estimating or simulating the effect of board parasitics is not always possible. In-circuit testing of the quartz crystal while connected to the oscillator IC and attached to the board reveals design errors and inaccuracies that may cause over-drive, under-drive or center frequency deviations; or even the ability to sustain oscillations.

“Overdrive on the crystal causes long term reliability concerns due to microfractures within the crystal lattice. Under-drive may lead to complete oscillator loop failure, and center frequency errors as high as +/-500 parts per million may be completely out of range of acceptable frequency drift for a given application,” says Syed Raza, VP of Engineering with Abracon. “To conserve power, next generation IC’s must lower the gain in the oscillator loop requiring quartz crystals with much lower ESR at lower plating load. With next generation ultra-low power circuits used in the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, fabricated in <14 nanometer geometry; it’s no longer safe to assume that the oscillator will operate with sufficient gain margin, especially over temperature and time.

“The quartz crystal oscillator,” says Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing with Abracon, “sets the beat of the entire system. As oscillators are starved of power, failure to operate or operation off-center frequency is much more likely and more challenging to correct. For this reason, the ability to verify the performance of the crystal oscillator loop in-circuit, has become a necessary step in validating the overall system design.”

The service provides a comprehensive report outlining the functional parameters of the oscillator circuit and recommends changes when necessary. This service is conducted by Abracon and can be ordered through any franchised distributor, with multiple turn-around times from 2-week to 4-weeks.

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact
PR@abracon.com

Abracon, LLC introduces robust RFID tags designed for metal surfaces

(Austin, TX) Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components introduces a broad family of fully integrated passive RFID tags operating in the UHF band optimized for use on metal surfaces. These devices offer FCC compliance over 902MHz to 928MHz with multiple form factors that cover read ranges up to 9 meters. The tags are optimized to be directly attached to metal surfaces without limiting the available read range. Unlike fragile inlay tags used on consumer applications, these devices are robust and durable designed for long term use in harsh demanding environments, and are not de-tuned by the metal surface. This extends asset tracking and asset management capabilities into a new class of applications previously unattainable with lower performing tags.

The devices integrate and Alien H3 IC and high performance antenna that enables support for ISO 18000-6C/EPC Class1 Gen2. The family offers multiple form factors with small space saving 5x5mm footprint up to 9meter long read range 25x25mm footprints. Two operating temperature ranges of -30C to 85C and -40C to 85C are available for wide temperature industrial applications.

“With the ability to significantly improve operational efficiency and curb losses, asset tracking and asset management is now playing a wide role in applications as varied as industrial automation, transportation, cloud computing, agriculture, smart building structures and heavy machinery,” comments Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing for Abracon. “Because RFID is a non-line of sight technology that can achieve a substantial range, passive RFID tags are an important component within asset tracking and asset management solutions.”

“Developing RFID tags that respond well when directly attached to large hunks of metal is necessary given that antenna performance is influenced by the environment in which they are sited.” says Dean Clark, Senior Technical Manager with Abracon. “Thin In-lay RFID tags are affected by the metal areas that de-tune them, these ceramic tags were designed for use directly on metal, large metallic objects like shipping containers, vehicle chassis and heavy machinery can be easily tracked.”

The RFID tags are in stock and available through any of Abracon’s franchised distributors.

MPN Protocol Read Range Operating
Temp
Size/
Dimension
Height
ART915X3030YZ30-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
4.0 meters -30~+85˚C 30.0 x 30.0mm 3.00mm
ART915X25275YZ25-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
2.5 meters -30~+85˚C 25.0 x 25.0mm 2.75mm
ART915X2509EP60-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
1.8 meters -30~+85˚C 25.0 x 9.0mm 3.00mm
ART915X2117225TX21-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
1.2 meters -30~+85˚C 20.4 x 17.0mm 2.25mm
ART915X1620TX16-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
1.2 meters -30~+85˚C Ø16.0mm 2.00mm
ART915X130930TX13-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
0.8 meters -30~+85˚C 13.0 x 9.00mm 3.00mm
ART923X1015YZ10-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
0.45 meters -30~+85˚C Ø10.0mm 1.50mm
ART915X050503OP-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
2.0 meters -40~+85˚C 5 x 5mm 3.00mm
ART915X100202TO-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
1.6 meters -40~+85˚C 10 x 2.5mm 2.50mm
ART915X100503JA-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
3.6 meters -40~+85˚C 10 x 5mm 3.00mm
ART915X250903AM-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
6.5 meters -40~+85˚C 23 x 9mm 3.00mm
ART915X252503MA-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
9.0 meters -40~+85˚C 25 x 25mm 2.00mm

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact
PR@abracon.com

Guaranteed Ultra-Low Jitter 5x7mm XO’s Reduce Design Time in High Bandwidth Applications

150fs RMS max jitter for 156.25MHz output

Austin, TX (December 14, 2016)- Abracon Holdings LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components has released the ASG-ULJ family of oscillators featuring guaranteed ultra-low phase jitter of 100fs RMS and guaranteed maximum phase jitter of 150fs RMS for 156.25MHz output. Specifying maximum phase jitter removes uncertainty from end system hardware design, reduces clock tree troubleshooting time and speeds time to market in high data rate applications such as 10/40/100/400Gb Ethernet, 5G wireless infrastructure and 25Gbps to 56Gbps chip-to-chip or board-to-board interfaces used by FPGAs and advanced processors.

High performance oscillators targeting clocking applications that drive high bandwidth requirements are ideal for servers, PCI Express accelerator add-on cards, wireless backhaul, base stations, switches, routers, automated test equipment and MRI equipment. The explosive need for higher bandwidth requirements are typical within data centers, telecommunications infrastructure, test equipment and high end medical imaging.

“As part of our strategy to constantly deliver value to our customers, this family of leading performance oscillators directly targets the noise requirements of end equipment that supports the explosive growth of wireless and cloud bandwidth requirements. The ASG-ULJ product family is intended to bring advanced yet accessible clocking technology to these applications,” said Abracon Chief Operations Officer Mike Calabria.

The product family supports industry standard 6-pin 5x7mm footprint with LVPECL, LVDS or LVCMOS output format type. Featuring operation from 3.3V or 2.5V with supply current consumption below 40mA for LVCMOS, these high performance XOs consume no more power than standard performing devices. Operation from -40C to +85C with +/-50PPM total stability including aging is standard.

“We have seen first-hand how engineers grapple with the challenges of designing higher bandwidth into their end equipment. Oscillators with ultra-low jitter performance that are guaranteed to conserve their jitter budget reduce design time off the clocking solution and allow designers to focus on taking their core technology to revenue as soon as possible,” commented Juan Conchas, Abracon’s Director of Marketing.

Priced competitively, these oscillators range in frequency from 1 to 705.8MHz. Available frequencies are 156.25MHz, 190MHz, 705.8MHz, 100MHz, 125MHz and 114.285MHz for jitter attenuator applications.

About Abracon Holdings, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact
PR@abracon.com

Best Phase Noise to Jitter Calculator from Abracon

Abracon Holdings, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components has held the industry’s best kept secret: the simplest web-based calculator for intuitive and easy conversion of phase noise to rms phase jitter.

Oscillators for high performance applications such as communications, test and measurement, high performance computing (HPC) and RF systems typically specify single-sided phase noise but may not specify jitter or may not specify over the appropriate integration band. Additionally, some suppliers such as FPGA manufacturers provide phase noise requirements in the form of masks instead of an integrated output jitter requirement. Calculating phase jitter from phase noise becomes necessary when comparing clocks and oscillators for a given application. Abracon’s Phase Noise to Jitter Calculator was designed as an interactive tool that easily bridges the gap between phase noise and jitter. To use the calculator, enter the carrier frequency, integration start and stop offsets, phase offset and phase noise in dB/Hz for a given number of points. The calculator outputs total integrated phase jitter over a specified integration band. A key feature, the integration band is user defined allowing multiple integration bands of interest to be compared.

“Engineers often work with phase noise masks and phase noise requirements instead of phase jitter. They are forced to calculate jitter using spreadsheets or math CAD software,” explains Syed Raza, Abracon’s VP of Engineering. “Our calculator has enabled engineers to interactively manipulate phase noise points and immediately evaluate the integrated phase jitter.”

“As the supplier of industry leading ultra-low phase noise and ultra-low jitter oscillator products,” says Juan Conchas, Abracon’s Director of Marketing, “we saw the need to quickly translate phase noise into phase jitter enabling a simple solution for our FPGA and other high performance customers.”

The calculator also features pre-loaded phase noise profiles of existing oscillators operating at various carrier frequencies. For instance, selecting the AOCJY7TQ-100.000MHz shows an impressive 20fs of output jitter over 12kHz to 20MHz band and an amazing 4.5fs over 1kHz to 1MHz band. To save and compare results, you can export your phase noise plot and output jitter data into a PDF download.

Abracon’s phase noise to jitter calculator has received popular reviews from students and professionals in the field. The company expects to roll out additional features and updates in 2017.

About Abracon Holdings, LLC

Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact

PR@abracon.com

Abracon’s Industry Leading 22nA Time Keeping Current Consumption Real Time Clock Maximizes Battery Life AB1815, AB1805, AB0815, AB0805

Abracon’s Industry Leading 22nA Time Keeping Current Consumption Real Time Clock Maximizes Battery Life
AB1815, AB1805, AB0815, AB0805

AUSTIN, Tx. (November 28, 2016) Abracon Holdings, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components announces a family of real time clock IC’s designed to maximize battery life and reduce overall battery requirements in wearables and Internet of Things applications. By reducing time-keeping current to an industry low of 22nA, this family of real time clocks enables years of operation from small coin cells or eliminates the need for super capacitors during short term hold-over requirements.

This family of RTC’s are highly integrated offering a variety of advanced time-keeping features that allow scalable current consumption from 14nA using internal RC mode up to 55nA when fully operating from an external 32.768kHz crystal. Advanced power management features such as a 1Ω power switch, VBAT switchover, system sleep manager for managing host processor wake/sleep states, external reset signal monitor, reset output generator, external interrupt monitor, programmable low battery detection threshold, and programmable analog voltage comparator.

For applications requiring long term holdover, the devices integrate a supercapacitor trickle charger with programmable charging current. Under short term hold-over of 20 minutes, the devices use a standard 22µF capacitor, eliminating the need for supercapacitors.

“Design engineers are under pressure to meet the size and battery life needs of new IoT, IIoT and wearable applications,” says Syed Raza, VP of Engineering with Abracon. “Considering that the real time clock is typically the only function that remains active 100% of the time, reduction in time-keeping current consumption translates directly into enhanced battery life or reduced battery size. Utilizing the lowest power RTC available can present a distinct head start when trying to address this design challenge.”

“Abracon’s strategic long term focus is to support end system designers with industry leading technology that addresses their most restrictive design challenges,” says Juan Conchas, Abracon’s Director of Marketing. “By significantly reducing time-keeping current consumption, this family of RTC’s is needed by the next generation of battery powered systems.”

These devices are available in a compact 3mm x 3mm 16-pin QFN, feature SPI or I2C interfaces and operate from -40°C to 85°C. They are available from stock through Abracon’s global distributors.

About Abracon Holdings, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact
PR@abracon.com

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PRESS RELEASE: Abracon Recognizes Nanthagobi Rasiah with the 2016 Executive Partnership Award

Austin, TX – (November 11, 2016) Nanthagobi Rasiah, Senior Product Support Manager of Passives at Arrow Electronics, was recognized with Abracon’s 2016 Executive Partnership Award at Electronica 2016, the international trade fair for electronic components held in Munich, Germany.

The Executive Partnership award is presented to an individual who most closely aligns with Abracon’s guiding principles of prompt and diligent customer service, technical expertise, and high levels of integrity that build value with customers. Coupled with effective asset management practices and a committed strategy of investment in Abracon inventory, these qualities help customers get to market quickly and meet their design cycle objectives. In this mission, Nanthagobi has been an exceptional asset to the Abracon team, promoting all three of our product lines and services through the Arrow distribution channel.

“Nanthagobi has played an important role in aligning our two companies. His contributions and dedication to supporting our mutual customers has resulted in significant growth for both companies in the last year,” commented Keith Chapman, Abracon’s Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. “We congratulate Nanthagobi on his well-deserved recognition.”

The overall support and service from Nanthagobi has been a true advantage in extending Abracon’s solutions to a growing global audience.

Congratulations, Nanthagobi Rasiah, on this exceptional achievement.

About Electronica
electronica is the International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications. It is the electronics industry’s most important international industry gathering and features a supporting program with forums and conferences such as the electronica Automotive Conference, the Embedded Platforms Conference, IT2Industry and the Wireless Congress. For the first time ever, electronica Fast Forward is being presented. A total of 73,189 visitors and 2,725 exhibitors participated in electronica in 2014. electronica has been held in Munich every two years since 1964. The next exhibition takes place from November 8–11, 2016. www.electronica.de

About Abracon Holdings, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact
PR@abracon.com

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PRESS RELEASE: Abracon Recognizes Arrow Electronics with 2016 Largest Growth Distributor Award

Austin, TX – (November 11, 2016) Arrow Electronics has been awarded Abracon’s 2016 Largest Growth Distributor Award, recognizing Arrow as the distributor with highest year over year growth. The award is a testament to the close alignment with Abracon’s goal of market growth in key product segments. The qualities of prompt and diligent customer service, technical expertise, and high levels of integrity coupled with effective channel management practices help meet end customer design cycle objectives.

Considering the slow growth pace of the market, Abracon values channel partners capable of driving high growth as they support end customers.

Mike White, VP of Global Sales at Abracon, presented the award to Dietlind Vinson, Director Product Management Passive EMEA and Marcel Elmer, Product Group Manager Passive EMEA of Arrow at electronica 2016, an international tradefair for electronic components.

“We are very excited to celebrate our strong partnership with Arrow through this award from Abracon. Their investment and support of innovative Abracon products in the channel has strongly contributed to the go-to-market success of our mutual end customers participating in growth markets,” commented White. “Working with innovative channel partners, like Arrow, presents an exponential growing opportunity to provide our end-customers with the most optimal technology solutions and support available.”

Abracon congratulates Arrow Electronics on this exceptional achievement.

About Electronica
Electronica is the International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications. It is the electronics industry’s most important international industry gathering and features a supporting program with forums and conferences such as the electronica Automotive Conference, the Embedded Platforms Conference, IT2Industry and the Wireless Congress. For the first time ever, electronica Fast Forward is being presented. A total of 73,189 visitors and 2,725 exhibitors participated in electronica in 2014. electronica has been held in Munich every two years since 1964. The next exhibition takes place from November 8–11, 2016. www.electronica.de

About Abracon Holdings, LLC.
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact 
PR@abracon.com

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PRESS RELEASE: Abracon presents Future Electronics with the 2016 Largest Distributor Award

Austin, TX – (November 11, 2016) Future Electronics has been awarded Abracon’s 2016 Largest Distributor Award for achieving the highest revenue share in the last year. The award also denotes a close alignment with Abracon’s guiding principles of prompt and diligent customer service, technical expertise, and high levels of integrity that build value for our customers. Coupled with effective channel management practices, these qualities help customers get to market quickly and meet their design cycle objectives.

Abracon recognizes Future as consistently driving the largest growth and as a principal contributor towards channel investment. As a result, we have been able to deliver significant supply chain benefits to end customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and around the world.

 

Abracon presents 2016 Largest Distributor Award to Future Electronics
Michael Calabria, President and CEO of Abracon Holdings LLC, presents Abracon’s 2016 Largest Distributor Award to Pamela Slorach, Business Manager EMEA Future Electronics.

Michael Calabria, President and CEO of Abracon, presented the award to Pamela Slorach, EMEA Business Manager at Future Electronics, who accepted on behalf of Future at electronica 2016, an international tradefair for electronic components, held in November in Munich Germany.

“Future has proven time and again their extraordinary ability to drive our products through the channel and supporting our end-customers. Abracon values Future’s consistent investment in stocking innovative Abracon products,” commented Calabria. “Our goal is to continue driving the execution and development of creative engineering solutions through our alignment with innovative channel partners, like Future Electronics.”

In addition to largest contribution to revenue within Abracon, the Largest Distributor award recognizes Future as having achieved strong customer relationships as well as a premier level of quality and support. Congratulations, Future Electronics, on this exceptional achievement.

About Electronica

Electronica is the international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications. It is the electronics industry’s most important international industry gathering and features a supporting program with forums and conferences such as the Electronica Automotive Conference, the Embedded Platforms Conference, IT2 Industry and the Wireless Congress. For the first time ever, electronica Fast Forward is being presented. A total of 73,189 visitors and 2,725 exhibitors participated in electronica in 2014. Electronica has been held in Munich every two years since 1964. The next exhibition takes place from November 8–11, 2016. www.electronica.de

About Abracon Holdings, LLC.

Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact

Camille Vargas
PR@abracon.com

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Abracon Announces Compact Chip Antenna Solutions for GPS and Asset Tracking

Abracon Announces Compact Chip Antenna Solutions for GPS and Asset Tracking
ACA-104, ACA-106

AUSTIN, Tx. (November 9, 2016) Abracon Holdings, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components announces multiple compact chip antenna solutions targeting the growing sectors of asset tracking, geo-location and other GPS applications. With an optimal trade-off between size and RF efficiency, the ACA-104 and ACA-106 antennas deliver robust performance in a space-saving 3.0mm x 1.5mm x 1.2mm form factor. Rugged ceramic construction supporting -40C to 85C operating temperature range ideally suits them for the demanding requirements of industrial applications.

The ACA-106 supports BEIDOU, GPS and GNSS bands from 1555MHz to 1610MHz enabling a single SKU to operate world-wide. If offers -1.6dBi to -0.8dBi of gain dependent on band. The ACA-104 supports 1575MHz band and offers -4dBi of gain.

Optimize end system design, Abracon offers antenna tuning services that measure gain and center frequency of the end system and confirm in-circuit performance of the antenna. In cases when the antenna is de-tuned due to non-optimal layout, ground plane or other issues, Abracon will recommend the optimal values to use on the pi-network matching the impedance between the RF IC and the antenna.

“Geolocation and global positioning has become a ubiquitous requirement in many systems,” says Dean Clark. “An excellent alternative to large external or PCB antennas, the ACA-104 and ACA-106  make it possible to miniaturize the functionality of GPS without sacrificing functionality.”

Abracon offers a wide selection of antenna options. These solutions are available and in stock at Abracon’s major distributors world-wide.

“An excellent complement to Abracon’s ASTXR-12-26.000MHZ-512883 TCXO for GPS applications, these antenna solutions are part of a strategy to supply all critical components for today’s growing applications,” says Keith Chapman, Abracon’s director of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “There is no question that these applications are becoming a key part of exploding markets such as IoT, IIoT, wearables, transportation and even data center.”

About Abracon Holdings, LLC.

Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact          

Camille Vargas
PR@arbacon.com

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