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October 8, 2008
Vectron International Announces Fully Integrated Frequency Translator for Complete Module Solutions in Wireless Communications

9 x 14 mm FX-501 is Smallest FCXO at Low Phase Noise Performance Level

HUDSON, NH Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced its smallest fully integrated frequency translator (FCXO) to date. The new FX-501 offers high performance in a 9 x 14 mm package and is the smallest on the market offering such tight phase noise performance. Designers in the communications, industrial, test and military markets will benefit from the flexibility of a smaller translator without significant adjustments to their manufacturing processes. Used in base stations and wireless communications systems, the FX-501 will reduce research and development time and costs, shorten time-to-market, improve phase noise and enable plug-and-play solutions, all with the same high performance over a wide frequency range that Vectron FCXOs are known for.

"The FX-501 will provide our customers in the wireless communications and military industries the ability to offer complete system solutions in shorter time with a superior performance FCXO, instead of designing discrete phase lock looped solutions," said Alan Mond, vice president of global sales, Vectron International. "There is a growing demand in the W-CDMA and WiMax industries for smaller components with base transceiver station applications to improve overall costs and reduce the total size of the equipment while offering same or superior signal performance. The development of this product is an example of Vectron's commitment to provide solutions for our customers' ever-evolving needs."

The smaller FCXO can also be used for medical equipment, spectrum analyzers and phase noise measuring.

The FX-501 measures 9 mm by 14 mm and has an output frequency range of 10 MHz to 160 MHz. Other features include:
  • Input frequency 2 - 100 MHz
  • Low Phase Noise: Typical performance at 122.88 MHz is -90 dBc/Hz at 10 Hz; -108 dBc/Hz at 100 Hz; -130 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz; -148 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz; -156 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz
  • Output signal supported is LVCMOS
  • Supply voltage 3.3 V
  • Surface Mount Package
  • Reflow Process Compatible
  • Built-in PLL Circuit
Vectron's new FX-501 is currently available. 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

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