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Vectron Announces High Stability ‘Super Single’ OCXO

May 27, 2010
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Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of precision frequency control and timing solutions, announced a “Super Single” oven controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO), the MX-041 for base station and test & measurement applications. The company is showcasing this new product in Booth 1615 at the 2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, to be held May 25-27, 2010 in Anaheim, CA.

Design engineers are facing ever-increasing competition and are under pressure to continually add new services and functionality, maximize performance and lower power consumption. The MX-041 represents the first in a series of “Super Single” OCXO products based on Vectron’s patented microprocessor correction technology to address these requirements.

“We are continuing to drive performance and invest in technology that allows us to help solve the power and performance challenges of our customers,” said Alan Mond, Vice President and General Manager, Vectron’s Communications Business Unit. “Vectron’s patented microprocessor correction technology addresses critical parameters such as tighter stabilities, extended temperature ranges, smaller footprints and reduced power consumption. These parameters allow customers to improve the overall performance of their architecture and reduce their carbon footprints at the same time.”

The Vectron single oven technology is able to achieve a temperature stability of plus/minus 0.6ppb over -40 to +85 degrees Celsius while reducing power consumption by more than 55 percent during warm up and 50 percent during steady state. The MX-041 is housed in a low profile package at a height of 14.55mm, versus 25.4mm for typical double ovens. The reduced package height enables customers to meet tight height requirements without sacrificing electrical performance. The innovative construction used in the “Super Single” produces excellent short and long-term stability with ADEV performance of 3e-12 @ 1 second along with long term aging of 10 ppb per year.


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