Abracon announces new IoT optimized quartz crystal series with the lowest CL and lowest ESR available on the market

Austin, TX – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), the Heartbeat of the IoT™, announces the ABM8W, ABM10W, ABM11W, ABM12W, ABS07W, ABS06W series; the industry’s leading family of quartz crystals. This series combines the world’s lowest CL and lowest ESR available for energy saving processors, MCUs, RF chipsets, and real time clocks required for the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, and low power portable applications.

The launch of the ABMxW and ABSxW series results in the industry’s most comprehensive family of crystals, addressing the leap to lower power. Oscillators within next generation energy saving MCUs and chipsets are failing to drive traditional crystals with higher CL and ESR. Reducing the load capacitance to a new industry level of 4pF for MHz crystals and 3pF for tuning fork crystals, while, simultaneously providing guaranteed low ESR enables operation with design margin for many chipsets starved of gain and reduced transconductance (gm). These optimized crystals ensure the crystal oscillator design retains enough margin to operate over temperature and across all process and voltage corners.

For detailed explanation of gain margin, gm, and gm_critical interdependence, review: IoT, Wearables, and Low Power: Performance Optimized Quartz Crystals

“gm (amplifier transconductance) is a critical parameter that determines your oscillator loop’s design margin,” says Syed Raza. “To minimize total power consumption, techniques employed in the latest SoC/µC/µP/RFIC/FPGA’s reduce the value of gm within the oscillator loop. To maintain the original design margin as gm drops, crystals must meet a lower gm_critical metric. Abracon’s performance optimized IoT crystals achieve exactly that, by simultaneously reducing plating load, ESR, and electrode capacitance of these devices. After all, lower power consumption should not be achieved at the expense of long term reliability or design risk.”

“The IoT, wearables, and portable markets demand the power savings achieved with next generation ICs. Those ICs directly benefit from this industry leading series of low CL crystals,” commented Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing for Abracon.

The ABMxW and ABSxW series are offered in a variety of package, stability and tolerance options down to +/-10ppm. A comprehensive offering overall operating temperatures up to -40℃ to 125℃ makes these crystals suitable for both consumer and industrial designs.

View their respective datasheets here: ABM8W, ABM10W, ABM11W, ABM12W, ABS07W and ABS06W

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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.

Access the Latest Abracon Reference Design List

Austin, TX – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions, announces availability of the latest reference design list with IC partner companies. As a leader in passive solutions for timing, connectivity, and power, many of the semiconductor companies have chosen to work with Abracon to deliver reference design solutions. These designs provide a good starting point for hardware engineers and enable the fastest possible time to market. Targeting solutions for various industries including IoT, wearables, industrial and communications, the reference design list is available on the Abracon website through the customer login portal.

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“Many of the top IC suppliers in the industry have selected Abracon components,” comments Syed Raza, VP of Engineering with Abracon. “By partnering with Abracon and selecting our crystal, oscillator, inductor, RJ45, wireless charging coil or antenna solutions, these partner companies deliver proven solutions to their customer base.”

“Abracon’s strong quality metrics and reputation for delivering the right solutions reinforces the value our IC partners provide to the end market,” says Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing with Abracon.

To get the latest list of reference design solutions, log in or register for an account at:

http://www.abracon.com/login.php

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 recognizes Luscombe Engineering with the 2016 Largest Manufacturer’s Representative Award

Las Vegas, NV – Luscombe Engineering has been awarded Abracon’s 2016 Largest Manufacturer’s Representative Award for achieving the highest revenue share in the last year.

Luscombe exemplifies the core mission and values of Abracon’s customer centric business objectives of an agile customer service team, deep technical knowledge, and the highest degree of integrity. Their dedication and support of Abracon’s broad product lines have enabled rapid customer growth throughout the South West territory.

Mike White, VP of Global Sales at Abracon, presented the award to Bruce McCaig, Field Sales Engineer, who accepted on behalf of Luscombe at EDS 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Luscombe has shown exceptional dedication and support for Abracon’s broad product lines. With Luscombe’s deep technical knowledge and agile customer support, Abracon’s complete technology solutions have reached thousands of design engineers.” commented Mike White, VP of Global Sales.

Congratulations, Luscombe Engineering, on this achievement.

About EDS
EDS is an annual leadership summit. It is an important gathering of the movers, shakers and brightest minds that electronic component manufacturers, distributors and representatives have to offer. In an energized, progressive atmosphere, top decision makers come together to build business. It’s a forum to plan, discuss new opportunities, and reset goals The core of EDS is valuable idea exchange. It happens through high-level strategic meetings, event functions and informal gatherings. Business relationships are rekindled and new ones formed.

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 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 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 partners with leading distributors Arrow, Digi-Key, and Mouser to stock small footprint automotive and industrial grade crystals supporting high temperature requirements

Austin, TX -Abracon, LLC extends its quartz crystal product offering by supplying a broad stocking of the ABS07AIG, ABM8AIG, ABM10AIG and ABM11AIG family of quartz crystals designed to meet the durability and wide operating temperature requirements of automotive and industrial applications. With footprints as small as 2.0×1.6mm, the product line offers standard operating temperature ranges of -40°C to 85°C, -40°C to 105°C, -40°C to 125°C in all package and frequency options.

Manufactured on TS16949 certified production lines, this family of crystals are AEC-Q200 qualified.

ABS07AIG solution for 32.768kHz applications is available in 3.2mm x1.5mm footprint with a variety of plating capacitances down to 6pF.

ABM11AIG series saves the most space with a 2.0mm x 1.6mm footprint, with available standard and custom frequencies in the range of 16MHz to 50MHz.  ABM10AIG offers carrier frequencies between 12MHz to 62.5MHz in a 2.0mm x 2.5mm package, while ABM8AIG is available over 12MHz to 54MHz in a 3.2mm x 2.5mm package.   These solutions can be further optimized to service custom frequency and set-tolerance requirements, as tight as ±10 ppm; with a variety of plating loads – down to 6pF.

“By making these crystals available off-the-shelf, Abracon directly addresses the requirements of next generation automotive applications such as advanced navigation, infotainment, connectivity, camera and body electronics,”commented Juan Conchas, Director for Marketing for Abracon.

“Additionally, this addresses the growing need for connectivity and other advanced electronics within industrial applications such as industrial IoT, process control, automation, metering and sensing in general.”

Standard frequencies such as 32.768kHz, 12MHz, 12.288Mhz, 13.00MHz, 13.56MHz, 14.7456MHz, 16.00MHz, 16.384MHz, 18.432MHz, 19.6608MHz, 20.00Mhz, 24.576MHz, 25.00MHz, 26.00MHz, 27.00MHz, 30.00MHz, 40.00MHz addressing real time clock, CAN bus & MCU clocking, USB, NFC, Bluetooth, BLE, WiFi and asynchronous serial/UART applications are in stock and are immediately available.  Custom configurations including carrier frequency & plating load are available with 8 to 10 week lead time.


About Abracon
Abracon was established in 1992 with the vision of becoming a top tier global manufacturer of Frequency Control, Signal Conditioning, Clock Distribution and Magnetic Components with local design and technical support. Abracon provides its customers with high quality products, competitive pricing, timely delivery, reliable engineering and technical support, plus production flexibility worldwide. For more information, visit www.abracon.com

LUSCOMBE ENGINEERING HONORED WITH ABRACON’S 2015 SALES EXCELLENCE AWARD

Austin, TX —Luscombe Engineering has been recognized as Abracon’s leading manufacturer’s representative with the 2015 Sales Excellence Award. Doug Canterbury, Chief Executive Officer, accepted the award on behalf of Luscombe Engineering at this year’s EDS Leadership Summit in Las Vegas, NV where thousands of electronics industry experts gathered to exchange ideas and build strategic relationships.

The award is presented to the representative firm that most closely aligns 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. As a result, Luscombe excelled in customer support, while delivering strong growth as a customer-centric results driven organization with the highest levels of service in 2015.

“We are excited and proud to be given the Abracon rep of the year award. It is a privilege to be associated with Abracon, this is a company that makes doing business fun and rewarding. Chris Polley has built a great business and, with the new ownership and management team, we are looking forward to growing at an accelerated pace well beyond the market rate. Our goal is to be a repeat winner of this award next year,”said Doug Canterbury.

Abracon and Luscombe strive to deliver excellent technical competence to their customers and exceptional commitment to their channel partners. For Abracon, Luscombe has exceeded expectations in maintaining the standard of quality to which they aim.

“Luscombe has gone above and beyond in ensuring an excellent relationship with Abracon, which has resulted in significant growth for both companies in 2015. Their exceptional results within the southern California territory are a testament of the outstanding service they offer,” said Mike Calabria, Abracon Chief Operations Officer.

We congratulate Luscombe on their sales excellence achievement.

JASON SIMONEAU RECEIVES ABRACON 2015 EXECUTIVE PARTNERSHIP AWARD

Austin, TX —Jason Simoneau, Director of Passives at Digi-Key, was presented with the 2015 Executive Partnership Award at the annual EDS Leadership Summit earlier this May. The award honors Simoneau and his team for their overall commitment to their customers and recognizes the key role they have played in the continuing relationship with Abracon.

The 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. As a result, Simoneau’s work achieved new heights for quality of service in 2015.

“Jason Simoneau has been highly influential in developing a successful relationship with Abracon throughout the years. Meeting the product availability demands of distribution customers requires continuous investment and committed attention to inventory planning. Simoneau’s bullish approach has served his customers well, resulting in high growth for Abracon and Digi-key,”said Chris Polley, Abracon Chief Executive Officer.

Tom Busher, Vice President of IP&E at Digi-Key Electronics, has worked with Simoneau and his colleagues for several years and recognizes Simoneau as a strong team lead,

“We are very proud of Jason for being recognized by Abracon for his contribution and dedication to reaching the mutual goals and successes of both companies. We truly appreciate the willingness and commitment from the Abracon team to work closely with us in maintaining and growing our successful and valued partnership. We look forward to continue the realization of exceptional results in the future. “

Simoneau and his colleagues have proven to be great assets to the Digi-Key and Abracon team. We congratulate Simoneau and Digi-Key on their outstanding achievement.

FUTURE ELECTRONICS RECOGNIZED WITH ABRACONS 2015 SALES EXCELLENCE AWARD

Austin, TX  — Abracon has recognized Future Electronics as a leader in electronic components distribution with the 2015 Sales Excellence Award. Marc Garceau, Product Marketing Manager, accepted the award on behalf of Future at the annual EDS Leadership Summit in Las Vegas, NV where thousands of electronics industry experts gathered to exchange ideas and build strategic relationships.

The award is presented to the distributor firm that 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 channel management practices, these qualities help customers get to market quickly and meet their design cycle objectives. As a result, Future has become extremely well aligned with Abracon, excelling in customer support and delivering strong growth in 2015.

“Future Electronics is committed to our partnership with Abracon, and we are proud to offer Abracon’s breadth and depth of products to customers,” explained Heather Goldsmith, Director of Product Marketing, Electromechanical, for Future Electronics. Goldsmith added, ” We look forward to continued growth and another mutually prosperous year with Abracon.”

“Future Electronics excelled in 2015 by delivering superior sales results and adding value as a channel partner. We look forward to our continued partnership with a strong investment strategy that will result in overall market growth, ” said Mike White, Abracon VP of Global Sales.

Future is widely known for their extraordinary selling capabilities with strong investment practices, offering Abracon customers the highest level of availability and support. This award honors their excellent technical expertise, salesmanship, and quality of service to both Abracon and our mutual customers. We congratulate Future on their outstanding achievement.

Abracon Releases New Series of Miniature Size HC-49US Crystals

Irvine, CA – A globally preferred, leading supplier of frequency control and magnetic components, Abracon LLC has introduced its ABL6M, ABLS6M, ABL7M, ABL7M2, ABLS7M and ABLS7M2 series of newly miniaturized versions of its popular HC-49US crystals named the ABLS series.

“Offered at a lower height with a smaller footprint and through-hole and SMD packages, our ABL6M, ABLS6M, ABL7M, ABL7M2, ABLS7M and ABLS7M2 series crystals are ideal space-saving solutions,” explains Syed Raza, director of engineering at Abracon.

“The ABL7M, ABL7M2, ABLS7M and ABLS7M2 reduce the footprint of a standard low-cost HC-49US crystal package by almost 50% and the ABL6M and ABLS6M by about 66‰. While offering a substantial size reduction, the resistance weld sealed package ensures optimal in-circuit performance and long-term reliability. These devices are also RoHS compliant and Pb free,” continues Raza.

Typical applications of this series include: microprocessors, wireless applications, home appliances and industrial and consumer electronics, amongst others.

  • These cost-effective devices also offer such key advantages as:
  • A reduced footprint from the standard HC-49US crystal package
  • A low profile Tight stability and extended temperature, including operating temperature range options
  • High-reliability and low-cost
  • A resistance welded metal package RoHS compliant and Pb free

Abracon´s space-saving HC-49US crystal series is available through Abracon’s Global Distribution partners at a competitive price.
Abracon Links:
HC-49US Crystals

Abracon releases a new Real Time Clock Module Ultra-low Power 60nA XTAL Mode / 17nA RC Auto Mode

Irvine, CA Abracon has introduced its new ultra-low power Real Time Clock module, AB-RTCMC-32.768kHz-IBO5-S3, with I2C interface.

This device is designed to reduce the overall system power consumption with its innovative timing and power management features.

This device has ultra-low current consumption (XTAL Mode: 60nA typ. @3.0V; RC Mode: 17nA typ. @3.0V; RC Autocalibrated Mode: 22nA typ. @3.0V), which allows the system designers to use inexpensive ceramic capacitors instead of supercapacitors for several hours of backup time. When longer backup time is required, designers can take advantage of much smaller supercapacitors and batteries to reduce system cost.

Additional value-added features include Alarm, Interrupt, Countdown Timer, Watchdog Timer, Power Management with Power-Switch, Trickle Charger, Automatic Switchover to backup supply voltage and general purpose RAM.

This device is available in a compact 3.7 x 2.5 x 0.90mm hermetically sealed package, with built-in quartz crystal.

Typical applications include keeping network time in communications devices, allowing time backup in smart meters and sensor networks, and preserving time and critical application data when replacing the battery in consumer medical devices.

Features:

  • Ultra-Low current consumption
    • XTAL Mode 60nA typ. @3.0V
    • RC Mode 17nA typ. @3.0V
    • RC Auto calibrated Mode 22nA typ. @3.0V
  • RTC module with built-in crystal oscillating at 32.768 kHz
  • Operating voltage: 1.5–3.6V
  • Operating temperature range: -40 to +85°C
  • Factory calibrated Time accuracy ±2.0ppm typ. @ 25°C
  • Automatic Battery Switchover,
  • Trickle Charger, Power Management & Power Switch Function
  • Programmable CLKOUT frequencies
  • I2C Bus Interface (fast mode 400kHz)
  • Time keeping mode down to 1.5 V
  • Programmable Alarm, Timer and INT
  • Up to 512 Bytes of general purpose RAM
  • Small and compact package size: 3.7 x 2.5 x 0.9 mm. RoHS-compliant & 100% lead free

Application:

  • Smart cards
  • Wireless sensors and tags
  • Medical/Healthcare electronics
  • Sports and fitness electronics
  • Smart Utility meters
  • Data loggers
  • Appliances
  • Tracking systems
  • Home security systems
  • Industrial and Consumer electronics
  • Communications equipment

Abracon Datasheet Link:
AB-RTCMC-32.768kHz-IBO5-S3

SiTime and Abracon Sign Partnership Agreement to Expand Availability of MEMS Oscillators

Irvine, CA SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation, today announced a strategic partnership with Abracon LLC, a global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clock distribution and magnetic components. With this agreement, Abracon expands its product portfolio and will supply and support MEMS timing solutions through its global sales and distribution network.

“Abracon has successfully built its business by offering best-in-class applications engineering and sales support. We´ve grown rapidly by responding to market needs and forming strategic partnerships with industry leaders that offer high value solutions ¸” said Christopher Polley, President of Abracon. “SiTime´s innovative MEMS timing technology is the future of our industry. We are pleased to bring these solutions to our customers along with the excellent support they have always received from Abracon.”

“SiTime´s unique technology benefits– more features, higher performance, smaller size and better reliability –have been adopted by Tier 1 electronics customers worldwide. With shipments of over 350 million units, SiTime is the leader, and is transforming the $5 billion timing market–” said Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime.“Over the last twenty years, Abracon has built a global brand with a leadership position in the quartz timing field, and now serves over 50,000 customers. SiTime is excited to partner with Abracon and bring our MEMS timing technology to all their customers.”

About Abracon
Abracon was established in 1992 with the vision of becoming a top tier global manufacturer of Frequency Control, Signal Conditioning, Clock Distribution and Magnetic Components with local design and technical support. Abracon provides its customers with high quality products, competitive pricing, timely delivery, reliable engineering and technical support, plus production flexibility worldwide. For more information, visit www.abracon.com

About SiTime
SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), offers MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. SiTime’s configurable solutions enable customers to differentiate their products with higher performance, reduced size and better reliability. The rich feature set and flexibility of SiTime’s solutions allow customers to consolidate their supply-chain, reducing cost of ownership and time to market. By using standard semiconductor processes and high volume packaging, SiTime offers the best availability and shortest lead times in the industry. With 80% market share and over 350 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing. www.sitime.com