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Ultra-thin Right-Angle Bi-color SMD LED APBA2006 series (2.0 x 0.6mm)

Kingbright, an innovative LED solution provider has released this ultra-thin bi-color right angle package (APBA2006) is incredibly small and compact. The size of this LED is just 2.0mm long, 1.05mm wide and 0.6mm thick, making it one of the thinnest RA SMD LEDs available on the market. The right-angle design makes it useful for applications where space is at a premium and bi-color combination multiplies the possibility of displaying various colors to meet diverse design requirements.

Available in full color spectrum, Kingbright’s latest Ultra-thin Right-Angle Bi-color SMD LED (APBA2006) features low power consumption and high intensity output making them ideal for portable & wearable devices, smart home & consumer applications, industrial applications as well as healthcare applications.

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Product Features

  • Side Looking Dual Color chip LED, 0.6mm thickness
  • Low power consumption
  • Wide viewing angle 140°
  • Tinned pads for improved solderability
  • Halogen-free
  • RoHS compliant


  • Backlight
  • Status indicator
  • Home and smart appliances
  • Wearable and portable devices
  • Healthcare applications

Part Number / DescriptionWavelengthLuminous IntensityViewing
3D Spec
20 / 880 / 40mcd @20mA 140°APBA2006SURKCGKC(Ver.3A) (
20 / 4080 / 100mcd @20mA 140°APBA2006SURKSYKC(Ver.3A) (
6 / 2020 / 50mcd @5mA 140°APBA2006SURKVBDC-5MA(Ver.2A) (
20 / 10080 / 450mcd @20mA 140°APBA2006SURKZGKC(Ver.3A) (
40 / 8100 / 40mcd @20mA 140°APBA2006SYKCGKC(Ver.3B) (

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New High Performance PLL-Based Crystal Oscillators

CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) announces the addition of two new high-performance PLL-based quartz crystal oscillator products. The CC Series clock oscillator [XO] and CV Series voltage control oscillator [VCXO] utilize the latest IC technology to provide a high-frequency, ultra-low jitter platform that covers virtually any frequency up to 2.1GHz.

The new product series additions are available in three compact hermetically sealed ceramic SMD package sizes; deliver standard HCMOS or LVPECL and LVDS differential outputs, input voltages, frequency stabilities, and temperature grades. The CV Series includes customer access to an external voltage control pin, allowing for output frequency adjustment [pullability] to ±150ppm.

The CC and CV platform attributes allow the engineered flexibility in application design while providing a solution with a short lead time and low cost. Standard product features, common market applications, and new series parameters are summarized below. Please request individual data sheets on our website to view more performance characteristics.

Product Features
Wide Frequency Range, to 2.1GHzLow-Noise PLL ICVoltage Control Function [CV]HCMOS; LVPECL or LVDS Complementary OutputsLow Phase Jitter Performance+1.8V, +2.5V or +3.3V OperationOutput Enable StandardTape and Reel PackagingQuartz Crystal BasedSmall Ceramic Surface Mount Package Options
– 3.2mmx2.5mm , – 5.0mmx3.2mm,  -7.0mmx5.0mm
Common Frequencies Available
– 100.000000MHz
– 106.250000MHz
– 122.880000MHz
– 125.000000MHz
– 150.000000MHz
– 155.520000MHz
– 156.250000MHz
– 200.000000MHz
– 212.500000MHz
– 250.000000MHz
– 312.500000MHz
– 622.080000MHz
– 644.531250MHz
Market Applications
IoT & Industrial IoT [IIoT]Mobile MultimediaWireless CommunicationsEthernet/Gbe/SyncEAudio/Video SystemsSerDesFPGA/MicrocontrollersM2M CommunicationComputer PeripheralsGateway CommunicationMedical ElectronicsBroadband AccessStorage Area NetworkingFiber ChannelSONET/SDH/DWDM
CC Series Clock Oscillators
3.2 x 2.5
5.0 x 3.2
7.0 x 5.0
100 – 2,1001.8V
-20°C to +70°C
-40°C to +85°C
150 typical
300 maximum

CV Series VCXOs 
5.0 x 3.2
7.0 x 5.0
15 – 2,1001.8V
-20°C to +70°C
-40°C to +85°C
150 typical
300 maximum

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W77Q Secure Flash Memory

The W77Q TrustME® Secure Flash memory provides a secure storage solution for systems with limited space, pins and power, that meets Common Criteria EAL 2+ Security Certification requirements.

Winbond’s W77Q Secure Flash memory is a drop-in replacement for standard Serial NOR Flash devices, offering security, flexibility, and performance well beyond ordinary NOR Flash devices. It is ideal for secure code storage with support for secure eXecute In Place (XIP), cryptographic key distribution, management and storage, secure data storage, and general data storage.

The W77Q features sophisticated cryptographic encryption of the communication channel, personalization of each device with unique keys, cryptographic read and write locks, protection of data integrity, secure over-the-air (OTA) firmware update, RoT functions, secure read, write and erase operations.

The W77Q series supports Single, Dual and Quad SPI as well as QPI modes of operation, running at up to 133 MHz. Dual Transfer Rate (DTR) is supported at rates up to 66 MHz. 

■ Serial SPI NOR Flash based on the popular W25Q family

  • 100% Drop-in replacement for SPI Flash

■ Advanced security features:

  • Root of trust and secure bootSecure
  • Over-The-Air firmware update
  • Resilience:Protection, detection and recovery
  • Secure data storage

■ Design is based on pure digital logic, no integrated MCU

■ Optimized for cost sensitive platforms

■ Certified secure memory=Trusted and Proven Solution!

Security and Safety assessment by independent laboratories

■ ISO 15408 Common Criteria EAL 2+ certified 
SESIP Level 2 (with IEC 62443 and NIST 8259A ready)1)
■ ISO 21434 Automotive Cybersecurity certification 1)
■ ISO 26262 ASIL-C ready
■ FIPS 140-3 CAVP (Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program)
■ ISO 15408 Common Criteria EAL 2+ certified1)
■ SESIP Level 2 (with IEC 62443, NIST 8259A, WP.29 ready) certified1)
■ ISO 21434 Automotive Cybersecurity certification1)
■ ISO 26262 ASIL-C ready1)
■ FIPS 140-3 CMVP (Cryptographic Module Validation Program) L11)
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Taiwan Semiconductor new product release! 2A Step-Down LED Driver with N-MOS integrated, AEC-Q100: TS19503CB10H

TS19503 is a continuous conduction-mode inductive converter for driving single or multiple LEDs by step-down topology. It operates under a wide input supply from 4.5V to 75V with a high accuracy output current of up to 2A, which’s externally adjustable. More than 25W of output power is able to be provided by depending upon the supply voltage and external components.

This device supports the power switch and a high-side output current sensing circuit, which uses an external resistor to define the nominal average output. A dedicated DIM input accepts a wide range of inputs. Applying a voltage of 0.1V or lower to the DIM pin turns the output off and switches the device into a low current standby state. The device also provides a FLT flag when an open load or over temperature condition is detected.

■ AEC-Q100 Qualified
■ Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.5~75V
■ Output Current: up to 2A
■ High Efficiency of up to 97%
■ Typical LED Current Accuracy: ±2%
■ Analog and PWM Dimming (1000:1)
■ High-Side Current Sensing
■ OTP, FLT Pin, Open-Load Flag
■ RoHS compliant
■ Halogen-Free (IEC 61249-2-21)
■ Automotive Lighting Applications
ex: Headlamps, High/Low Beam, DRL, Fog, Rear,
Turning Signal … and etc.
■ Industrial Lighting
ex: Equipment Inspection, Manufacture Automation,
Emergency, Medical Lighting … and etc.
■ High Brightness LED Applications

Product information and spec sheets can be found here: Taiwan Semiconductor

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Kingbright releases low profile Miniature PLCC-2 0603 SMD LED

Los Angeles, CA – Kingbright introduces an extremely low profile mini PLCC-2 SMD led in the industry standard 0603 (1.6mm x 0.8mm) footprint. Kingbright AA1608 series is a compact SMD LED design with high reliability. Featuring wide viewing angle @ 120° with excellent intensity outputs, AA1608 series is available in full color spectrums. The low power consumption, automation friendly tape makes this package design effortlessly into various backlight indicator applications in all market sectors.Product Features

  • Compact low profile miniature PLCC-2 package
  • Industry standard 0603 footprint – 1.6mm x 0.8mm x 0.55mm height
  • Outstanding high intensity output with low power consumption
  • Moisture Sensitivity level: 3
  • RoHS Compliant & Halogen free


  • Backlight
  • Status indicator
  • Home automation & Smart appliances
  • Wearable & portable devices
  • Healthcare applications

Product information and spec sheets can be found here: PLCC SMD-1.6X0.8mm LED from Kingbright USA

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Winbond SpiStack

Winbond Electronics Corporation, a leading global supplier of semiconductor memory solutions, today announced a dramatic expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of a family of stackable SpiFlash® memories. The new SpiStack® W25M Series is Winbond’s first to allow the “stacking” of homogeneous or heterogeneous flash, thus achieving memories of varying densities for code and/or data storage, while providing designers with the flash solutions most appropriate for their design requirements.

The W25M Series provides a wide range of densities in the well-established 8-pin package to which designers are accustomed. Additionally, W25M memories feature the popular, multi-IO SpiFlash interface and command set.

“Stacking memories, both homogeneously and heterogeneously, is a revolutionary method of creating optimal memory solutions,” said Mike Chen, Director of Technical Marketing at Winbond Electronics Corporation America. “Winbond developed the SpiStack architecture to give designers maximum flexibility in tailoring flash solutions to meet their specific memory-density and -application requirements.”

SpiStack homogeneous memories are achieved by stacking SpiFlash dies – for example, two 256Mb dies combining to form a single SpiFlash 512Mb NOR memory — in the industry-standard 8-pin 8x6mm WSON package. This stacked product, W25M512JV, is also available in the widely used 16-pin SOIC or 24-pad BGA packages and is sampling now. SpiStack heterogeneous memories call for the stacking of a NOR memory with a NAND die, such as a 64Mb SpiFlash NOR blended with a 1Gb Serial NAND die, which gives designers the flexibility to store code in the NOR die and data in the NAND memory.

SpiStack highlights:

  • Multiple SpiFlash dies, each with density ranging from 16Mb to 2Gb, can be stacked with any combination of NOR and NAND dies.
  • Each die can be used according to its specifically beneficial characteristics. A NOR die can be used to store the boot code, thanks to its cell characteristics that deliver better endurance and retention, and fast random access time. A NAND memory can be used to store data and/or to back up the boot code.
  • A NAND die can also be used to upload the working memory data quickly whenever the system power goes down, thanks to its programming time that’s much faster than NOR. It improves the system quality by storing up-to-date code residing in the working memory for later usage.
  • SpiStack supports concurrent operation so that code execution is not interrupted for data updates.
  • All SpiStack features are supported in an 8-pin package along with the standard QSPI command, so that backward compatibility is conserved. This is done with the addition of a simple software die select instruction (C2h) and a factory-assigned die ID number. The dies are stacked based on Winbond’s unique stacking process technology.

To ensure satisfying the growing global demand for high-volume solutions, Winbond SpiFlash memories are manufactured in the company’s 12-inch wafer fabrication facility in Taichung, Taiwan.

Winbond SpiStack flash memory solutions are currently in production. For specific combination of densities required and for pricing on these products, please contact us at

We are hiring!

Electronic Components Sales Inc. (ECS) is currently seeking a technical outside sales representative for the Western, WA territory.

Headquartered in Issaquah, WA. ECS has an established customer base and has been operating in the Pacific Northwest for 40+ years. ECS is a family owned small business representing tier one Electronic Component Manufacturers from around the world. Our outside Field Sales Representative is responsible for marketing various Electronic components from Wire, switches, Elastomer products, Memory, IC, discrete Semiconductors, etc. to various customers in the Western, WA territory. This individual must be a self-starter and be able create and build relationships with our OEM’s, Distributors and Manufacturer partners.


Proactively build and expand the sales pipeline to meet sales growth goals by networking and cultivating with our OEM and Distribution partners.
Provide customers, new and existing, with technical insight and value in every conversation helping them to fulfill their design needs.
Provide monthly reporting to management and our manufactures updating them on specific projects.
Identify and pursue growth opportunities with existing and new customers.


Technical understanding of Electronic Components.
Ability to work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Organization and follow through is a must.
This job allows you to work from your home when not in the field but you must have high speed internet and a place for a company supplied VOIP phone (We also have a physical office in Issaquah).
Reliable transportation with insurance is required.
Minimum travel but traveling will be required a few times per year.

We offer a base salary plus an uncapped commission structure. As a small family company we also feel work-life balance is important and offer very good vacation benefits.

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2017 EDS Best New Opportunity Awarded to Bob Beheler of ECS

2017 EDS Best new opportunity awarded to Bob Beheler of ECSBob Beheler of Electronic Component Sales Inc. (ECS) was proud to accept an award for best new opportunity for the 2016 business year for APEM Inc. ECS has proudly represented APEM Inc. for over 17 years in the Pacific Northwest.

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PUI Audio is “eXcited” to announce an expansion to their line of Audio Sound eXciters!

PUI Audio is “eXcited” to announce an expansion to their line of audio sound eXciters. PUI Audio’s all-new large, high output Sound eXciters are designed for applications that demand loud sound with high fidelity, while remaining completely hidden.

The ASX05404-HD-R and ASX05408-HD-R can produce sound which rivals high fidelity floor standing speakers, in a 54 mm diameter package with 40 watt max power handling! An integrated M4 thread allows for easy mounting bracket attachment to reinforce the 3M™ VHB™ double-sided tape. Available in 4 and 8 ohm versions. The ASX08604-SW-R subwoofer eXciter has a 50W max power handling and is designed for subsonic and tactile applications, replacing an 8” subwoofer in a one cubic foot enclosure (or larger). Frequency response extends to below 20 Hz and an integrated mounting plate facilitates mechanical connection. The ASX08804-TP-R and ASX08808-TP-R feature 20W max power handling and are purpose-built for use in applications with high SPL requirements. A unique tripod frame design allows for extended excursion, creating great bass output, and the 3M™ VHB™ mounts can be bracket-reinforced using the M3 threads. The ASX10104-SPD-R or ASX10108-SPD-R spider eXciters feature Four support arms, with peel-and-stick 3M™ VHB™ pads for quick attachment, to allow for maximum movement and superior bass. Spring-loaded push terminals make amplifier wire connections a breeze. An integrated M3 thread allows for mechanical mounting to create even more structural rigidity, while the 30W max power handling supports even the largest application.

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New pushbuttons with fully illuminated plunger – FP 26 mm series

APEM complements its range of large illuminated pushbuttons with a dia. 26 mm series featuring snap-in mounting for easy installation.

The FP range also includes:

– FP 24 mm models, mounted by threaded bushing and sealed to IP69K
– FP 30 mm models, mounted by threaded bushing or snap-in, with gloss finish – chrome plated version available.

The whole FP range, combining attractive design and robustness, is ideal for applications including tractors, buses, trucks, cranes and automotive.

FP PDF catalog

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APEM company profile and history

Since its creation in 1952, APEM has become one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of man-machine interfaces. The group is present in 11 countries and has a network of more than 130 distributors and agents on five continents. With production plants in Europe, North Africa, America and Asia, APEM achieves 67 % of its turnover from export markets.

APEM develops and manufactures professional switch products for diversified markets including instrumentation, medical, communications, industrial automation, defense and transport. The APEM group supplies more than 20,000 customers worldwide.


    • APEM was created in 1952 in Montpezat de Quercy (Tarn et Garonne) for the manufacture of industrial switches.
    • In 1971, a new manufacturing Plant was built, specialized in miniature switches.
    • In 1975, the Company began a strategy of international development and successively has created 3 subsidiaries in Europe and Tunisia :
      1. – Germany : 1975
      2. – United Kingdom and Tunisia : 1983
      3. – Benelux : 1989
    • In 1984, APEM opened a new plant specialized in the production of switch panels to complement its product range.
    • In 1991, it purchased American Switch Corp. in Boston (USA) and created a subsidiary, APEM COMPONENTS Inc, to achieve a solid presence on the North- American market. This year, the swedish subsidiary was also created.
    • In 1998, 1999 and 2000, APEM acquired companies presenting high commercial or technical interest :
      1. – MEC, a Danish manufacturer of high performance PCB tact switches,
      2. – WUJIN, near Shanghai, to create APEM (Wujin) Electronic, the Chinese subsidiary and operational base for APEM’s expansion into the Pacific Rim,
      3. – UNIFAB, in the USA, to expand its switch panel range.
    • In 2000, APEM created a new subsidiary in Mexico, APEM Mexico.
    • In 2002, APEM acquired a company producing stainless steel keyboards in Italy, which was given the name APEM Italia.
    • In 2005, APEM acquired OLIVER CONTROL SYSTEMS Ltd. in England, thus extending its offering with a wide range of panel mount industrial joysticks.
    • In 2008, acquisition of CH Products, USA, a leading manufacturer of joysticks, trackballs and simulation control devices