September 10, 2001
Vectron International Introduces World's Smallest VCXO
Vectron International (VI) has introduced a series of ultra miniature, surface mount, voltage
controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs).
The VC-800, voltage controlled
crystal oscillator (VCXO), is a quartz stabilized square wave generator
with a CMOS output and is tested at CMOS and TTL logic levels. The device is hermetically sealed in
a 3.2 x 5.0 x 2 mm ceramic leadless chip carrier (LCC) with 6 contact pads. Selected frequencies between
1.544 MHz and 77.76 MHz are available with a 3.3 or 5.0 supply voltage. Phase jitter performance is better
than <6 ps rms for frequencies greater than 12 MHz.
The VC-800s ultra small size, standard package and high performance make it ideally suited for
communication applications including xDSL Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), PCMCIA Cards,
Handsets, Digital Video and ATM/SONET/SDH applications.
Pricing is dependent on specifications but is generally less than $6 in OEM quantities. Delivery is 6 to
8 weeks ARO.
Vectron International designs, manufactures and markets frequency generation and control products using
the very latest techniques in both standard crystal 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.