RS increases Frequency Control range

Over 800 new lines introduced, including crystals, micro-crystals and oscillators from Micro-Crystal, Epson Toyocom and Fox Electronics

Taiwan, 12 October 2010 :

RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announced the addition of a further 830 products to its Frequency Control range. The increased range includes the latest oscillators, crystals and resonators from the leading manufacturers, including Micro-Crystal, Fox Electronics, Epson Toyocom, Aker and MEC. All devices are held in-stock and are available in industry-standard packaging formats at user-defined flexible quantities for design, prototyping and low-volume production.

Amongst the new introductions is over 200 Fox Electronics devices’, including crystal oscillators and XpressO VXCO’s, giving design engineers greater levels of frequency control from MHz to GHz. Epson Toyocom’s Crystal oscillators range has been increased by 120 products, offering multiple footprint options to engineers considering new application designs. The introduction of new MHz Crystals from MEC and Aker satisfy a wide range of applications, providing more choice for engineers in design and development.

Speaking for RS, Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific said “With a wider offering of key frequencies, footprints and technology ranges, we are confident that electronics design engineers will find more choice, more resources and more variety from RS when looking for solutions they can adopt in new applications. We are delighted to be working with market-leading manufacturers to deliver this level of support to our customers.”

“We are pleased to be able to distribute our product line through RS Components,” said Herbert W. Chaney, Vice President and Managing Director, Fox Electronics Asia Pacific Ltd, Fox Electronics EMEA. “Because of our rapid growth, both internationally and in North America, it became necessary to find a quality distributor that could help us better meet the needs of our customers as will continually expand. We are confident in RS Components’ abilities to do just that.”

Dieter Liesabeths, VP Marketing & Sales for Microcrystal, added “RS Components is now able to offer a broad product portfolio of kHz or MHz crystals and oscillators. This allows speeding up time to market and will also help to significantly reduce development costs. We have great expectations for our new Real Time Clock Modules (RTCs) with advanced features on this market.”

The updated Frequency Control range from RS is available online in industry-standard production packaging at, where customers can link straight into the product range and supporting technical information, then select and order direct-from-stock.

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.5 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, RS distributes 500,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £972 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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