About us

Karl Kruse is a worldwide leading franchised distributor (ISO: 9001-2015 certified). A service provider specializing in the supply and material management of electronic components, since 1951.

We are an innovative company who is dedicated to collaborating with customers and partners to develop and produce solutions that reduce your cost.

With innovativeness, a clear commitment to quality, and extensive technological expertise we work side by side with our customers along the entire value-creation chain,supporting them as an expert partner in development and solution creation.

Offering a full range of supply chain solutions, Karl Kruse show you how we can save you time and money through services including:

  • Component Life-Cylcle-Management

  • Cost Redcution Services

  • Electronic Component Distribution

  • Excess Inventory Solutions

  • Inventory Asset Management

  • Obsolescence Management

  • Shortage Mitigation Support

Products and services

Active Parts

Linear, Digital, Opto Couplers, Diodes, Transistors, Rectifiers, FETs, Zeners, MOSFETs, Triacs, CPUs, Controller,SDRAMs, SRAMs, DDRs, DRAMs, EPROM, Flash-Eproms, Microprocessors, Memories, CMOs, MCUs, Telecommunication ICs,etc.

Passive Parts

Accus/batteries, filters, inductors, wire and cable, capacitors, lamps, loudspeakers, motors, crystals and oscillators, relays, switches, fuses, connectors, trimmers.
Display/Optoelectronics

Offering a full range of supply chain solutions, Karl Kruse show you how we can save you time and money through services including:

  • Component Life-Cylcle-Management

  • Cost Redcution Services

  • Electronic Component Distribution

  • Excess Inventory Solutions

  • Inventory Asset Management

  • Obsolescence Management

  • Shortage Mitigation Support
Automotive SMD Fuses

AEM Components’ AEC-Q200 qualified and ISO/TS16949 certified fuses are setting a new standard for reliable performance in demanding automotive applications. Choose from AirMatrix wire-in-air fuses and SolidMatrix solid body fuses for optimum performance under the hood or in the cabin.

AirMatrix® Platform
QA2410/QA1206


SolidMatrix® Platform
QF1206/QF0603

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Fast Recovery Rectifier, Zener, Switching, Regular Rectifier and Power Modules

SMC's products (formerly sold under the Sensitron Semiconductor brand name) are sold for a variety of applications in the commercial market including LCD displays, telecom equipment, power supplies, industrial and aircraft industries which have demanding reliability and quality requirements.
SMC manufacture and design our own products which are widely accepted in both domestic and international markets. They are ISO9001, ISO14001 and TS16949 qualified.

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Automotive Grade DRAM

Alliance Memory is a worldwide fabless manufacturer of legacy memory products that are pin for pin drop-in replacements for SRAM and DRAM ICs from Micron, Samsung, ISSI, Cypress, Nanya, Hynix and others. Their product portfolio includes a full range of 3.3V and 5V Asynchronous SRAMs used with mainstream digital signal processors (DSPs) and microcontrollers;

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Address
Karl Kruse GmbH + Co. KG
Schirmerstr. 59
40211 Duesseldorf
Germany

Phone: +49 211 27403530
Fax: +49 211 27403533
Internet: www.kruse.de
E-mail: Send message

Contact person

Klaus Kruse
Managing Director
Phone: +49 172 9736655
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Representative
Karl Kruse GmbH & Co KG
Schirmer Str. 59
40211 Duesseldorf
Germany

Phone: +49 211 27403530
Fax: +49 211 27403533
Internet: www.kruse.de
E-mail: Send message
KRUSE Electronic Components - India An Subsidiary of Karl Kruse GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
#15/1, 2nd Fl., Chunchagatta Main Rd.
560062 Beereshwaranagar, Bangalore
India

Phone: +91 70225 77009
Internet: www.kruse.de
E-mail: Send message

News & Innovations

GPS Active Embedded Microstrip Antennas

Finding the ideal antenna configuration to ensure a systems wireless reception can be a challenge. Our engineering team can help identify important issues that will influence the antennas efficiency such as ground plane size, mounting methods, board layout and port measurement. We will assist customers to determine which microstrip antenna is ideal for the customers design by reviewing the gain, frequency tolerance, impedance matching and polarization and radiation patterns.

We can also validate the performance of the antenna with the customers design by utilizing our on-site SATIMO anechoic chamber. We have the engineering capabilities to easily accommodate any required adjustments in order to deliver a fully optimized antenna. Our microstrip antenna designs can be customized to meet your required specifications. Contact us for a complete list of available customizations.

Features

  • GPS L1 frequency

  • Active LNA circuitry
  • Compact size
  • Custom tuning
  • Custom connector/Cable size

    Applications

  • Vehicle and fleet tracking
  • Military & security
  • Asset tracking
  • Embedded applications
  • Oil & gas industries
  • Navigation devices
  • Mining equipment
  • LBS & M2M applications

  • Handheld devices
  • Law enforcement

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Karl Kruse supports you in component obsolescence management

Would not it be easier to co-operate with a supplier that has committed itself to maintaining its availability indefinitely?

There has been enough advice on managing obsolescence and obsolescence or end-of-life, and has been a hot topic of discussion in recent years. We all know that these critical events can be significant procurement challenges, including the continuity of manufacturing, quality, cost management and support: not to mention the future maintenance costs.

Especially in devices and systems with a life cycle of more than ten years, experts assume that up to 50 percent of the total product cycle costs are now caused by direct or indirect obsolescence effects.

When selecting a device exchange based on the original system design as well as customer requirements such as cost and time, or function and environment parameters, there are typically limitations. Also, there may be problems with industry certifications, matching components for identical drop-in capability, and delivery problems during the product life cycle.

When EOL events occur, we are often discussing how collaboration across the supply chain can turn the procurement, replacement, or design challenges into a problem. This is true. Partnerships between end-product manufacturers, original component manufacturers and distributors can lead to appropriate short-term supply chain options for the device running EOL. Sales partners can also stand in line with retrofit and replacement solutions.

Through components with shorter life cycles and beyond, we read how the interruption of the production of materials, components and devices is a part of everyday production. The industry knows that every material, product and technology has a life cycle. As product demand falls to smaller volumes, it becomes unprofitable to continue producing a specific part or series, is only a matter of time before the manufacturer discontinues the production of a part.

In order to minimize the impact of the inevitable product break-up and that OEMs have to strategically plan for an EOL event to keep their own production lines in operation, we need to find solutions.
The counterfeiting is a major problem in the electronics world that is only exacerbated by EOL events, we also know. Today even less demanding, more costly parts are falsified. To ensure product quality is working with an authorized supplier with a proven product authenticity and traceability to the original manufacturer is required, procurement professionals also understand.

Unfortunately, what we are not talking about, end -of-life. The partnership with a specialist for the procurement of obsolete components and original component manufacturers, which has no obsolescence policy, is the most suitable solution for CEMs and OEMs. Component manufacturers who have made these promises to their customers are few, but some have committed themselves to doing so.

As an obsolescence specialist, Karl Kruse GmbH & Co KG has been working on the optimization of obsolescence strategies for many years. Solution approaches are in focus, starting with the research of alternative components, 100% traceability of the components, as well as protection against obsolescence such as EOL and PCN services and last time buy etc.

Alternative components are offered by Karl Kruse of various manufacturers and is also an authorized distributor for Calogic, Etron, Orion fans and others.

Calogic offers a range of reliable and long-lasting standard replacement diodes, JFETS and MOSFETs. Just the canceled JFETS from Vishay / Siliconix, are available from Calogic. Calogic designs and manufactures discrete and analog ICs for the use of automotive, automation, computers, instrumentation, medical applications, power management, transportation and telecommunications and others.

“We have been able to find an alternative to the NXP MOSFET BSS83, which has been discontinued, and have been able to qualify them for their OEMs in the automotive and industrial industries “says Klaus Kruse.

Etron and Alliance Memory offer DRAMs and SDRAMs storage solutions for industrial, automotive, medical and consumer areas.


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GCTs MEM2075 Push-Pushes Slim MicroSD Connectors to the Limit

One of the slimmest memory card connectors in the market with a push-push ejector type, the MEM2075 has released by GCT. Making it a super-slim option for engineers where there are space limitations and height is a defining feature in their designs ,the MicroSD connector has a profile height of just 1.4mm The product length with card inserted is also a mere 17.25mm, adding to its credentials.

As well as the compact form factor, co-planarity is less than 0.08mm, ensuring profile is kept to a minimum on a PCB. Four PCB retention tabs in “V” profile also give the MEM2075 maximum mechanical strength versus competing products.

The connector is available in a stainless steel cover and latch with SMT contacts. With PCB locating pegs as an option, a card detection switch is present in normally open configuration. The connector has been tested to 5000 mating cycles and operating temperature is between -25°C to +85°C .

“The MEM2075 takes the conventional MicroSD connector and pushes the boundaries on the physical dimensions,” commented Paul Hulatt, Product Manager at GCT. “Being one of the slimmest connectors in class, it’s a great addition to the GCT Memory Card Connector range and offers our customers greater flexibility with their designs where having a low product height is critical.”

The requirement for smaller connectors remains strong, in the face of device miniaturisation and the quest to have lighter, slimmer and more compact electronics. The MEM2075 MicroSD connector is ideal for applications where space consideration is required, From portable electronics to wearable tech.


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