TTI, Inc. and Abracon Sign Distribution Agreement

Abracon, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clocking and magnetic components, announces a global distribution agreement with TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical (IP&E) and discrete components. The two companies share a commitment to grow in markets including Industrial, Automotive, Test and Measurement, Internet of Things (IoT), Communications and Data Centers. The partnership enhances Abracon’s reach into new customers while extending TTI’s product offering into new key technologies such as frequency control, timing and synchronization.

“With mutual focus on IP&E and discrete components, the two companies are leaders in the industry and a natural fit,” says Michael Calabria, Abracon’s CEO. “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.”

Phil Gallagher, President, TTI Americas Sales and Marketing, commented on the addition of Abracon to TTI’s specialized line card. “TTI is pleased to bring Abracon onboard as a distribution partner. This agreement will extend TTI’s product offering into key technologies such as frequency control, timing and synchronization.”

The agreement positions TTI to distribute all of Abracon’s extensive product portfolio. All products are immediately available through TTI’s channel.

About Abracon, LLC
Abracon is a global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clock distribution and magnetic components. Abracon offers a wide selection of Quartz Crystals, Crystal and MEMS Oscillators, Real Time Clocks, Antennas, Bluetooth Modules, Ceramic Resonators, SAW Filters, SAW Resonators, Inductors, Transformers, RFID Tags and RJ45 Jacks. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design, warehouse and applications engineering resources in Texas and offices in California, China, UK and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

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

PRESS RELEASE: Abracon Announces Compact Chip Antenna Solutions for Wearables and IoT

Abracon Announces Compact Chip Antenna Solutions for Wearables and IoT ACA-102, ACA-103, AMCA31

AUSTIN, Tx. (November 8, 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 main RF communications protocols widely necessary by the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and  wearables product sectors. This series of chip antennas are designed to simplify critical trade-offs between size and RF power gain, an important factor in optimizing IoT and wearables functionality and design. Rugged ceramic construction supporting -40C to 85C operating temperature range ideally suits them for the demanding requirements of industrial applications.

The ACA-102 offers the most compact size supporting 2.4GHz Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and WiFi/Wireless LAN applications with a small 2.0×1.2 footprint and 1mm height while offering -3dBi of gain.

The ACA-103 features dual-band  supporting Bluetooth/BLE/WiFi/WLAN at 2.4GHz with -4dBi of gain and WiFi/WLAN at 5.5GHz with -6dBi of gain in a compact  5.0×2.0x1.2mm form factor.

The AMCA31 offers the best gain in the series supporting  2.4GHz Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and WiFi/Wireless LAN applications with a small 3.2×1.6 footprint and 1.2mm height while offering -1dBi of gain maximizing range and optimizing efficiency.

To further 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.

“Knowing that there is no free lunch when it comes to RF performance and size trade-offs, these antennas enable engineers to make appropriate decisions when designing their end systems,” says Dean Clark. “The IoT requires the use of small and efficient antenna solutions. The antenna efficiency is a major factor in maintaining end system communication range while keeping the power consumption as low as possible. The antenna selection and optimization is critical in this role.

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

“Due to a broad development of wireless applications in IoT, IIoT and wearables, the need for compact antenna solutions is growing explosively,” says Keith Chapman. “ Abracon is meeting that need by introducing advanced RF solutions and working closely with its global distribution partners to meet the go to market requirements of system designers.”

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.

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Camille Vargas

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