Abracon announces Bernhard Maier, Regional Sales Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

AUSTIN, TX (July 11, 2017) Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, timing, synchronization, RF, connectivity and power components, announces Bernhard Maier, Regional Sales Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Bernhard is responsible for sales and customer service from concept through production across all market segments within his regional responsibilities.

Bernhard started in the electronics industry with Siemens Industrial Services as a Global Field Sales Engineer and Siemens Automotive and Drives as an Advanced Procurement Engineer. His experience over 20 years in the industry has spanned procurement, engineering, supply chain, and demand creation which has further rooted trust among colleagues and customers.

“Bernhard’s tenure in the electronics industry has earned him a respected reputation amongst customers, manufacture representatives, distributors and fellow employees alike. He is well recognized and valued across all of these communities,” commented Mike White. “We anticipate that he will be quickly embraced and sought after as a trusted advisor. He is a key asset to our Abracon EMEA team as he reconnects with our loyal customers across one of the largest territories within EMEA. We are excited about his future contributions to our customers.”

Abracon’s community of hardware designers across the DACH territory will have the benefit of a highly knowledgeable and informed ally to facilitate their go to market requirements.

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, 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 clocks (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 Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network. For more information about Abracon, visit www.abracon.com.

Over Temperature Effects of Gm_critical | A Technical Review

The emergence of the IoT has accelerated the trend towards lower power consumption on many MCU and RF chipsets, pressuring IC designers to wring out every bit of energy savings in their circuits. The consequence, pertaining to the clocking scheme, is usually a weaker oscillator loop amplifier starved of transconductance (gm). The reduced power consumption has the potential to severely affect analog circuits, such as the Pierce oscillator.

The Pierce oscillator driving quartz crystals is one of the most common circuits in the electronics industry. Present in almost every microcontroller, RF chipsets, and many other IC’s, this circuit is the true workhorse of timing in almost every device developed today. As most design engineers employ negative resistance analysis to assess closed-loop dynamics, some may ignore another very significant metric – gm_critical.

As the name implies, gm_critical can be defined as the level of critical value of closed-loop transconductance mandatory to keep the amplifier in linear region, while maintaining sufficient forward gain at the desired phase shift of (n*2π). The closed-loop overall gain margin (GM) is mathematically represented as:

GM = gm / gm_critical ………. (1)

Whereas; gm = oscillator loop amplifier’s intrinsic transconductance (µA/V, or mA/V)
gm_critical = closed-loop transconductance needed to keep the amplifier in linear region with sufficient forward gain at the desired phase shift (µA/V, or mA/V)

It is a well-established industry figure of merit to target GM > 5, with minimum value of 3. With the reduction in the intrinsic gm value, it is paramount to simultaneously reduce the gm_critical needed for sustained oscillations.

It should be noted that gm_critical has significant dependence on the external resonator’s electrical characteristics at the desired resonant frequency and is outlined in equation (2).

gm_critical = 4 * ESR * (2πF)2 * (C0 + CL)2 ………… (2)

From equation (2) it is evident that any significant reduction in gm must be counter-balanced with a reduction in gm_critical to ensure that the closed-loop overall margin (GM) remains the same. For instance, consider the following example:

gm = 2.7 µA/V; GM = 5; then gm_critical = 0.54 µA/V maximum
Now, if the gm is reduced to 1.0 µA/V, to keep GM = 5; the gm_critical = 0.20 µA/V maximum

In equation (2) the three critical parameters that determine the feasibility of this counter-balance are the ESR, C0 and CL of the Quartz Crystal. To achieve lower gm_critical, all three of these parameters must be simultaneously reduced to ensure proper overall gain margin (GM), while the oscillator amplifier’s transconductance gm is lowered.

As the power optimized silicon expands its domination of the electronic industry, reducing the intrinsic gm, the gm_critical metric is the most important criteria to ensure robust oscillator loop performance.

Abracon’s family of newly released Performance Optimized IoT Crystals have been engineered to specifically address the falling transconductance values across the industry and are compatible with industry’s lowest gm_critical designs. The ABM8W/ABM10W/ABM11W/ABM12W MHz series are guaranteed to operate with gm_critical as low as 3.55mA/V for 50MHz operation. The ABS06W/ABS07W 32.768kHz Tuning Fork Crystals are guaranteed to operate with industry lowest gm_critical value of 0.276µA/V @ 25°C in 2.0×1.2×0.6mm and 0.191µA/V @ 25°C in 3.2×1.5×0.9mm packages.

Plots A and B represent over extended temperature oscillation sustainability matrix of these state-of-the art 32.768kHz solutions ideally suited for energy saving RTC applications.

As transconductance (gm) of most Pierce oscillators dive to unprecedented low levels, quartz crystals have to adapt to maintain sustainable oscillations. Abracon has embraced and overcome this challenge by designing and producing, lower plating load capacitance (CL) and lower equivalent series resistance (ESR) Crystals, while simultaneously lowering the (electrode package) capacitance C0.

Meeting the lowest gm_critical requirements demanded by energy saving MCUs and RF chipsets means guaranteed low CL, ESR and C0. Abracon’s specialized design and processing techniques address this paradigm shift and brings both MHz and kHz Performance Optimized Quartz Crystals to the market. Uniquely engineered for the IoT/Wearable/Consumer Electronics market, these crystals are ready for the future of lower power engineering.

How Critical is Gm_critical?

The trend toward increasingly low power consumption for many MCU and RF chipsets has accelerated with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT). This trend pressures IC designers to wring out every bit of energy consumption in circuit design. Oscillator design geared toward low power consumption comes with an inherent side effect; the loop is starved of gain also known as the transconductance (gm). Although not of great disadvantage in the digital design domain, analog circuits can be severely affected by reduced power consumption, particularly the Pierce oscillator.

The Pierce oscillator that drives quartz crystals is one of the most common circuits in the electronics industry. Present in every microcontroller, almost all RF chips, and many other ICs, this feedback loop is the true workhorse of timing in almost every device developed today. As most design engineers employ an analysis of negative resistance with respect to the loop dynamics, some tend to ignore a very significant parameter of the Pierce oscillator design: the gm_critical metric.

gm_critical can be defined as the margin above the transconductance (gm) of the amplifier in the Pierce oscillator. In order to maintain stable oscillation over temperature and across all corners, a margin of 3X to 5X is desirable. For example, if the transconductance (gm) of the amplifier in a Pierce oscillator circuit is 0.5µA/V, the critical transconductance (gm_critical) becomes 2.5µA/V (5X 0.5uA/V). This represents the safety margin built into the design of the oscillator loop. To guaranteed stable oscillation for electronic systems across all factors including temperature, drift, and aging effects, the Pierce oscillator must be matched with a crystal that does not exceed its gm_critical metric.

For any given Pierce oscillator, a crystal must not exceed this parameter. A simple calculation yields whether a crystal will violate this critical metric.

gm_critical = 4 x ESR x (2piF)^2 x (C0 + CL)^2

Abracon’s family of newly released IoT optimized crystals are specifically engineered to address the increasing low power consumption trend which engenders the falling transconductance values designers are facing across the industry. These IoT optimized crystals are compatible with the industry’s lowest gm_critical designs. The ABM8W/ABM10W/ABM11W/ABM12W series are guaranteed to operate with gm_critical as low as 3.55mA/V for 50MHz operation. The ABS06W/ABS07W series are guaranteed to operate with gm_critical of 1.1µA/V or higher. Given that many common MCUs, such as the ST Micro series STM32M4F/STM32F3/STM32F4/STM32L4, which, exhibit gm_critical near 1µA/V at 32.768kHz operation, the criticality of using very low plated crystals is huge. Abracon’s new series of IoT optimized crystals currently offer the lowest load capacitance options in the world.


Datasheets: ABS06W | ABS07W | ABM8W | ABM10W | ABM11W | ABM12W

As the transconductance (gm) of most Pierce oscillators continues to dive towards unprecedented lower levels, the quartz crystal has been forced to not only be of smaller size but also offer very low plating load (CL) and low equivalent series resistance (ESR) parametric options. Meeting the lowest gm_critical requirements demanded by energy saving MCUs and RF chipsets depends on maintaining guaranteed low CL, ESR and C0 parametrics. This requires new non-trivial plating designs on crystals that drop both CL and ESR simultaneously and can still guarantee low specifications over temperature and aging effects. New quartz crystal plating designs are enabling the next generation of Pierce oscillators to run on fumes while being able to maintain oscillation. The electronic industry has one very consistent trend directly dependent on time – as technology gets smaller, demand for reduced power consumption gets higher. Addressing the quartz crystal design requirements, contingent on the industry demands, has become truly critical.

For additional information read the IoT Optimized Crystal White Paper here.

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, 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 clocks (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 Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network. For more information about Abracon, visit www.abracon.com.

Luscombe Rocky Mountain announced new Abracon Manufacturer’s Representative in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming

Austin, TX – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity, and RF solutions, announces Luscombe Rocky Mountain as the new manufacturer’s representative with coverage in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Luscombe RM has been delivering hardware solutions to the Rockies for over 30 years, offering a focused supplier base, industry expertise, and a customer centric approach. Their addition to our team extends valuable guidance with technical acumen to our mutual customers in the region.

“Luscombe RM shares many common values with Abracon,” said Joan Lanoux, North Central Regional Sales Manager with Abracon. “These include a legacy of exceptional technical knowledge, diligence in providing quality solutions, and vast sales experience. I appreciate the genuine enthusiasm they have towards finding the best technical solutions for their customers.”

This partnership assures optimal in-territory support for existing and new customers, accelerating their time to market using Abracon’s broad product solutions and leading edge technologies.

“Luscombe Rocky Mountain is excited to begin our new partnership with Abracon. We look forward to engaging and supporting our customers with Abracon’s IoT optimized portfolio” said Bryan Fluegel, Partner at Luscombe Rocky Mountain.

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, 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 clocks (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 Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network. For more information about Abracon, visit www.abracon.com.

Choose the right quartz crystal for your energy saving MCU with THIS simple test

Next generation MCUs and RF chipsets, commonly used in IoT, wearable, and battery powered applications, have presented a problem frequently ignored by many designers across all industries. Lower power consumption requires next generation crystals to optimize for a weaker gain and drive from the Pierce analyzer. The ability to sustain oscillation for a given quartz crystal oscillator design depends heavily on the crystal’s motional parameters, board parasitics, and oscillator circuit characteristics. Yet, as MCUs are upgraded to lower power models, their crystal counterparts have stayed the same. The Pierce oscillator circuit, a closed loop system most commonly integrated into low power ICs, sustains oscillation at an operating point, depending on the crystal plating capacitance (CL), crystal equivalent series resistance (ESR), and oscillator amplifier’s gain and phase response associated with the oscillator’s transconductance (gm). But, how do you know if your crystal’s parameters match your system?

Abracon’s Pierce analyzer system (PAS) was designed by our engineers to help you make the right choice for your industry leading designs. The PAS test validates quartz crystal performance in-circuit and simultaneously measures the crystal, crystal oscillator, and printed circuit board parasitics. Testing in-system accounts for all variables and enables ideal matching of crystal parameters to the board and oscillator in the MCU or RF chipset. This is especially critical for applications using next generation, energy saving technologies requiring optimal gm factors.

Lower CL and lower ESR increase operating gain margin of the loop, ensuring sustained oscillations across all variables including variation in bias, loading, temperature, and over time. Gm_critical is the critical transconductance value that a crystal must achieve in order to remain in the safe zone of loop operation. Crystals that do not meet gm_critical are not well matched to the Pierce oscillator and may cause long term reliability issues associated with startup. Since lower power consumption decreases gm and gm_crictical for a given Pierce oscillator, energy saving designs deployed in IoT and wearables applications are the most at risk of failure. Conducting a PAS test reduces risk and improves the reliability of your system.

“Semiconductor technology strives to wring all the power consumption out of the latest generation of MCUs and RF chipsets,” commented Syed Raza, VP of Engineering with Abracon “the on-chip Pierce oscillator is starved of much needed gain negatively impacting the gm_critical metric. The PAS test is the surest way to diagnose preventable problems.”

“As The Heartbeat of the IoT™, we strive to provide customers with as many tools and services as possible that will take their designs to the next low power plateau. The PAS test service enables validation of a critical subsystem in the design given that nothing will operate if the oscillator fails to run.” commented Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing with Abracon.

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-weeks to 4-weeks.

Learn more about the Pierce Oscillator here.
Find more information on the PAS test, here.

Check inventory for the PAS here: PAS-BC1WK/ PAS-BC2WK/ PAS-BC3WK

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, 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 clocks (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 Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network. For more information about Abracon, visit www.abracon.com.

Abracon LLC celebrates 25 years of business

Austin, TX – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions, celebrated it’s 25th anniversary this past week. What once started as an idea in a Southern California garage has transformed into a life-long mission of quality, customer service, and groundbreaking achievements. Abracon, a company steeped in innovation, recently celebrated 25 years in business this past Saturday. It was a time to recollect humble beginnings and reflect on the past with a clear focus for the future; a future of continued growth for this leading global manufacturer.

Mike White, VP of Sales, stated “We’ve built an extremely solid foundation for our company assembling the best team of sales leaders, reps and channel partners in the industry. Coupled with our excellent internal support staff, this team will continue to achieve new levels of success. I’m honored to be associated with such a great group of people.”

One level of success is the fact that Abracon is growing exponentially. With an active customer base of over 25,000, Abracon continues to reach new heights of service and sales. Recently the Abracon office located in Irvine, California moved to Laguna Hills, California. Also, two facilities doubled in size; the office located in China and the Austin, Texas headquarters. These recent additions will assist in maintaining the highest quality of technical support that Abracon’s customers have come to know.

With no signs of slowing down, Abracon continues to impress the industry where they rank among the highest standard of quality. Abracon’s mission will never be complete. There are always new questions to be asked, new challenges to be accomplished, and new ideas to be thought. Here’s to 25 years. Here’s to the constant pursuit of the power of linking together.

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, 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 clocks (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 Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network. For more information about Abracon, visit www.abracon.com.

Abracon and TTI Inc Announce Asia Partnership

Austin, TX – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions, announces Asia partnership with TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components. The Asia partnership is an extension of TTI and Abracon’s existing global distribution agreement which was announced by both companies in April 2017.

Michael Calabria, Abracon’s CEO said, “With mutual focus on IP&E and discrete components, the two companies are leaders in the industry and a natural fit. As many users of electronics components rely on the supply chain and go-to-market benefits provided by distributors, Abracon is excited to partner with TTI to support its highly valued customers.”

Anthony Chan, President of TTI Asia Pacific, commented on the addition of Abracon to TTI Asia’s specialized line card, “I am pleased to welcome Abracon to be a TTI business partner in Asia. Abracon offers a wide selection of latest technologies in frequency control, timing and synchronization. I am confident that our partnership in Asia will create additional value to our customers.”

About TTI
TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains 1.2 million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics, TTI employs more than 4,700 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit www.ttiinc.com.

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, 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 clocks (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 Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network. For more information about Abracon, visit www.abracon.com.

Audio and Video Solutions Guide for Professional and Consumer Applications Now Available | by Abracon

Austin, TX – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions announces the Audio and Video Solutions Guide highlighting products ideal for consumer applications such as set-top box, virtual reality, portable audio, video/teleconferencing, wearable, IoT, drones, camera/camcorder, display and high fidelity audio as well as professional applications such as audio mixers, audiophile quality receivers, broadcast equipment such as studio cameras, routers and switchers using SDI, HD-SDI and 3G HD-SDI.

As a solutions supplier, Abracon’s broad product lines address signal path, data path and power supply requirements in the most demanding applications.

View Audio and Video Solutions Guide

“Audio and video represent some of the most pervasive applications in use today,” says Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing with Abracon. “With products ranging in performance from low frequency and real time clock crystals and oscillators up to the most demanding sub 100fs and sub- 1ppm TCXOs, Abracon can be viewed as a one-stop shop for timing, power and connectivity solutions in audio and video applications.”

Featured product series in the solutions guide include:

  • ABM8, ABM10, ABM11, ABM12 compact quartz crystals supporting up to 80MHz for MCU, video processors, encoders/decoders, audio codecs
  • ASB06, ABS07 32.768kHz quartz crystals used in time-keeping, real time clock and MCU applications
  • AB-RTCMC real time clocks with integrated quartz crystals for time-keeping
  • ABLNO ultra-low phase noise and jitter (37fs rms) for audiophile, professional audio, low noise ADC/DAC applications
  • ASPI shielded power inductors for medium to high power switching supplies
  • ARJ, ARJE 10/100BASE-T to 10GBASE-T RJ45 LAN jacks w/integrated magnetics for set-top box, video routers, high speed IP cameras, PoE++ using up to 10GBase-T rates
  • ACAJ, AMCA compact chip antennas for Bluetooth speakers, smart TV, WiFi enabled set-top boxes, wearable audio, VR, drone cams
  • AWCCA wireless charging coils for portable audio, portable speaker, VR, drone cams, bluetooth headphones

  • View Audio and Video Solutions Guide

    For availability of these and other solutions contact Abracon’s franchised distributors.

    About Abracon, LLC
    Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, 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 clocks (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 Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

    Carlos Suarez announced as Abracon Latin America RSM to support explosive regional growth

    AUSTIN, TX (July 11, 2017) Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clock distribution and magnetic components, announces Carlos Suarez as Regional Sales Manager for Mexico, Central and South America. With explosive growth in original product design activity and expansion in production capacity within the Latin America (LATAM), this new role addresses the support requirements of multiple growing industry sectors in the territory.

    As a respected sales leader in the marketplace, Carlos will be driving performance across LATAM, along with our reps and channel partners, to accelerate growth across the region. Currently, Pan America serves as the Abracon representative for ‘greater’ Mexico. This is a necessary step in Abracon’s growth plan with additional resources being explored to further service Central and South America.

    “Carlos Suarez is exactly what Abracon needs to drive the growth and success of our product line throughout Latin America, ensuring our valued customers meet their go-to-market and production needs,” adds Mike White, VP Global Sales with Abracon. “He has the tenacity and dedication to provide our customers with industry leading solutions and technology available through our team.”

    Carlos graduated from Universidad de Guadalajara in 1995 with Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and received his Executive International MBA from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina – ITESM, Guadalajara Campus in 2007.

    About Abracon, LLC
    Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, 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 clocks (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 Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

    TAARCOM new Abracon manufacturer’s representative serving Northern California and the Bay area.

    Austin, TX – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions announces TAARCOM as the new manufacturer’s representatives serving Northern California and the Bay Area. The explosive growth of industries such as IoT, cloud computing, wireless communications, medical monitoring, automotive and industrial puts ever increasing pressure on the capability to support the fast pace of today’s customer design cycles. TAARCOM’s extensive technical and sales experience ensures that our customers receive the support necessary to achieve their design and production objectives.

    “As a high quality and high volume supplier of key systems solutions for Timing, Power, RF and Connectivity,” says Ian A. Trevelyan, President of TAARCOM, “Abracon is a great fit for our organization providing excellent synergy with our existing line card offering. We look forward to supporting Abracon’s solutions in Northern California”

    “Abracon values this partnership as a strategic step toward enhancing sales support for our customers in Northern California. With extensive technical support and a complementary line card, Taarcom is well positioned to enhance the design-in process of our products and accelerating time to market for our mutual customers.” commented Mary Rea, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Abracon.

    About Abracon, LLC
    Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, 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 clocks (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 Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.