Horizontal shades of blue lines
Press Releases
  Back to What's New

Previous Press Release     Next Press Release    

January 12, 2009
Vectron's MEMS-based Oscillator Selected as Product of the Year by Electronic Design

Compact Oscillator, Ideal for Manufactures of Smart Munitions, Projectile Electronics, Missiles, Gun-Hardened and other High-Shock and Vibration Applications

HUDSON, NH Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced that Vectron's innovative MEMS-based VMEM5Q has been selected as the Best Clock Oscillator for 2008 by Electronic Design magazine.

Electronics Design, the authority on emerging technologies for design solutions, made the selection in its highly anticipated annual "Technologies of the Year" article.

Jack Browne, Technical Director of Microwaves & RF and Contributing Editor of Electronic Design, explains the choice of the VMEM5Q Series military clock oscillators as a Top Product of 2008: "In military electronics, the name Vectron has long been synonymous with high-performance oscillators. The VMEM5Q Series oscillators also demonstrate the company's innovative engineering capabilities in applying MEMS technology to reliable military clock sources."

Vectron's VMEM5Q high-shock and vibe clock oscillator, designed to withstand up to 100,000g shock, is based on silicon MEMS technology, offering superior (to 50 ppm) stability over wide temperature ranges (from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius) in a miniature 5 x 3.2 mm QFN package. Applications include Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs), projectile electronics, portable military radios and other electronics as well as industrial communications devices.

"We thank the editors of Electronic Design for recognizing the VMEM5Q with this award", stated Greg Smolka, Vice President of the Industrial, Military and Space business unit at Vectron, "We take a great deal of pride in our reputation for innovation and we'll continue to aggressively invest in the development of products and technology to support our customers evolving needs."

The VMEM5Q is currently available from 1 MHz to 130 MHz and offers operation in a -40 to 85 degree Celsius temperature range with 100 ppm and 50 ppm stabilities. The oscillator operates off 3.3V supply and has an enable/disable feature to allow the clock output to be disabled for board testing. The VMEM5Q is housed in a 5 x 3.2 mm QFN package and has passed Vectron's rigorous qualification testing including MIL-PRF-55310. The VMEM5Q has been qualified, approved and is in use by a Fortune 100 defense contractor in its gun-hardened munitions guidance system.

For more information on the new VMEM5Q or any Vectron products, please contact a customer service representative at 1-88-VECTRON-1.

About Vectron International
Vectron International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions. Vectron solves complex timing, filtering and sensor challenges by delivering customized solutions that speed time to market and offer low total cost of ownership. Vectron uses the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) based designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Committed to the industry's highest quality service standard and complete satisfaction, Vectron International leverages its global footprint and 50 years of experience to help customers achieve competitive differentiation and improve their bottom line. Vectron International is headquartered in Hudson, NH and has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please call 1-88-VECTRON-1.