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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

Please contact your ECS Salesperson for more information and samples at

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)
Please contact your ECS Salesperson for more information and samples 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.

Please email resume to

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.

For more information on APEM please visit them at