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February 12, 2002
Vectron International Introduces a New Low Profile Precision TCXO

TC-350 Norwalk, CT... Vectron International (VI) has introduced a series of low profile, surface mount, Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators (TCXO's) available from 1 MHz to 80 MHz.

The model TC-350 provides excellent temperature stabilities and low aging rates in a small surface mount package. The oscillators can achieve an aging rate of < 5 ppm for ten years with stabilities of ± 0.5 ppm over 0 to + 50 C to ± 1.5 ppm over - 55 to + 85 C. There is a choice of + 3.3 or + 5 Vdc supply voltage and either TTL or HCMOS outputs. The surface mount package measures 22.86 x 17.78 x 3.81 mm (0.9" x 0.7" x 0.15"), with the key feature being an ultra low profile of 3.81 mm.

The TC-350 series was originally developed for military radios and has found great acceptance in Commercial off the shelf (COTS) applications for traditional military OEM's that are looking for better reliability and support. In addition, the TC-350 TCXO's excellent temperature stability coupled with low aging rate and small, surface mount package make the product ideal for a wide variety of communications applications including SONET/SDH network timing sources, wireless communications and portable test equipment.

Vectron International designs, manufactures and markets frequency generation and control products using the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) based designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Products include crystals and crystal oscillators; SAW filters and components; and clock and data recovery products used in telecommunication and data communication applications.