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November 11, 2008
Vectron International Announces New Products and Latest Advances in OCXO Technology

New OX500 and OX501 OCXO Products Offer Rugged High-Shock Design, HI–RELiability and Superior Stability Performance Over Temperature for Use in Military and Base Station Applications

MUNICH, GERMANY OX-500Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced its latest oven controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) innovations. Vectron's new OX-500 is the smallest hermetically sealed OCXO on the market, and ideal for us in a range of military, wireline, wireless and test & measurement applications. At just 9x14mm, the OX-500 series enables design engineers to realize the benefits of a smaller footprint without sacrificing the stability and performance they have come to expect from Vectron's OCXOs. For applications that require high stability but lower shock, vibration and washabilty, Vectron also introduced the OX-501 OCXO, a SMD 9x14mm OCXO that is the same size as a standard temperature-controlled crystal oscillator (TCXO) but provides the full performance of an OCXO, making it ideal for use in base stations, specifically the Femto base station. The company is showcasing both products in Hall B5, Booth 237 at electronica 2008, from November 11 to 14.

"For more than 50 years Vectron has made a priority of investing the industry's largest percentage of sales in research and development," said Alan Mond, vice president, Global Sales, Vectron International. "Our latest OX-500 and OX-501 OCXO products are another proof point of our continued commitment to that approach as we continually look to bring to market custom designs and industry leading solutions that help our customers stay ahead of the curve and meet challenging design demands."

OX-500 OCXO Key Features:
  • 9x14mm enclosure; smallest hermetically sealed OCXO on the market
  • Temperature stability better than + / - 25ppb
  • Advance adjustment technology (No manual adjustment required)
  • New small 4 point mounted crystal technology
  • Improved reliability; high-shock design
  • LVCMOS output
OX-501 OCXO Key Features:
  • TCXO size with OCXO performance; same footprint as the 9x14mm Stratum 3 TCXO
  • Temperature stability better than + / - 100ppb (AT-Cut version) ) ; ±30ppb (SC-Cut Version)
  • Advance adjustment technology supports high quantities, eliminates manual adjustment process
  • Improved reliability
  • LVCMOS output
  • Multiple versions available; high performance version and a low cost version to serve the Femto Cell market
Vectron's full line of industry leading OCXO products currently provide design engineers with a frequency range of 1 MHz to 400 MHz, temperature stability to 2x10 -10 over -5 to 70 C, and a >1000x improvement over the crystal's frequency versus time variation. Package styles include through-hole (including DIP) and surface mount (including 20x20mm) with enclosure technology of metal and FR-4 base. Vectron's OCXO applications include digital base stations, test equipment, switches, satellite receivers, broadcast reference standards, RF carrier generators, time of day reference, PLL with VCO, GPS, synthesizers and bench reference.

For more information on Vectron's newest OCXO products or any other 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