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June 19, 2012
Vectron International Announces Ultra Low Noise OCXO

OCXO achieves –175dBc/Hz phase noise floor in a 25.4mm x 25.4mm footprint

Montreal, Canada – Vectron International, a leader in the design and manufacture of Precision Oscillators and Timing Solutions for Communication, Industrial, Military & Space applications, today announced its new Ultra Low Noise OCXO. The industry–leading, small form factor OX–204 is the latest addition to Vectron's family of low phase noise products. This product will be showcased in Booth 1300 at the MTT–s 2012 trade show in Montreal Canada, from June 19 – 21.

Designed to meet the challenge of delivering extremely low phase noise floors without compromising close–in phase noise, the OX–204 was engineered from the crystal out, to deliver uncompromised phase noise performance in the smallest footprint on the market today. Targeted at critical applications in Instrumentation, Test & Measurement, Radar, Communications the OX–204 provides ± 20ppb temperature stability over the industrial temperature range, in an industry standard 25.4mm x 25.4mm package.

"In order to provide the highest performing products to their customers, our partners have driven us to rethink and innovate in our approach to low phase noise," said Greg Smolka, Vice President and General Manager of Vectron's IMS Business Unit. "Performance parameters have always been important and now, more than ever, board space and power consumption are at a premium. The new OX–204 delivers unparalleled phase noise performance in a small package while reducing power consumption by 25%."

David Bail, Product Marketing Director at Vectron added, "To date, designers had to tradeoff close–in phase noise, phase noise floors, size and temperature stability". "The ultra low phase noise performance of the OX–204 is achieved without compromising any of these critical parameters"

Key Features
  • Phase Noise: –135dBc/Hz @10Hz offset
  • Phase Noise: –175dBc/Hz @10kHz offset
  • Temperature Stability of ±20 ppb from –40° to 85°C
  • Output frequency: 10.0 MHz
  • Aging: 0.5 ppb/day
  • Supply Voltage: 12V
  • Output Configuration: Sinewave
  • Package: 25.4 mm x 25.4 mm x 15 mm
In addition to the OX–204, Vectron also offers a family of Low Phase Noise products, along with innovative clock path technology including OCXOs TCXOs, XOs VCXOs, VCSOs and jitter attenuators that provide ultra low jitter timing solutions.

Vectron's OX–204 is available direct at www.vectron.com or through an authorized Vectron representative. For more information on this or any other Vectron products please contact a customer service representative at 1–88–VECTRON–1 or visit www.vectron.com.

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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