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August 6, 2007
Vectron International Advances Line of Frequency Converters

Unique Design Helps Customers Reduce Total Cost of Ownership, Speed Time to Market

HUDSON, NH Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced the expansion of its C3430 Frequency Controlled Crystal Oscillator (FCXO) family for use in wireline infrastructure, test and measurement, military applications and wireless infrastructure such as GSM, CDMA and W-CDMA base stations and point-to-point radio. Leveraging an integrated crystal-based phase locked loop (PLL) circuit, Vectron's latest C3430 FCXO enables customers to convert one input frequency into as many as four independent output frequencies to simplify clock distribution, while its plug and play functionality helps organizations reduce total cost of ownership and research and development cycles.

"Vectron works closely with customers to deliver innovative modular solutions to help solve their complex timing challenges," said Alan Mond, Vice President of Global Sales, Vectron. "The new FCXO C3430 provides superior phase noise performance in a package that provides a high cost to performance ratio, allowing customers to realize their frequency management goals while also speeding time to market and reducing total cost of ownership."

Vectron's C3430 frequency converter offers output frequencies up to 700 MHz in a unique oscillator design, leveraging a proven FR4 surface mount packaging design, manufactured via a highly-automated process, the C3430 FCXO is an excellent addition to Vectron's existing range of Frequency Translators that are leading the industry.

Key Features include:
  • Output Frequencies available from 10 to 700 MHz
  • Low jitter of < 0.20 ps RMS across 12 kHz to 20 MHz and <0.70 ps RMS across 10 Hz to 100 kHz
  • Superior phase noise performance of:
    • -75dBc @10Hz
    • -105dBc @100Hz
    • -130dBc @1kHz
    • -145dBc @10kHz
    • -150dBc @100kHz
  • 13 x 20 mm package
  • 3.3 V and 5 V supply voltage
  • Operation in a temperature range from -40 degrees to 85 degrees Celsius
  • Product is free of lead and fully compliant to EC RoHS Directive


For additional information on the C3430 FCXO family or any other Vectron 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.