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June 8, 2011
Vectron International Announces Industries Lowest Jitter High Frequency VCSO

New Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator offers 12fec of RMS jitter

Hudson, NH – Vectron International, a leader in the design and manufacture of Precision Oscillators and Timing Solutions for Communication, Industrial, Military & Space applications, today announced the release of an ultra low jitter VCSO. The new VS–401 offers 12 fsec of rms jitter over an integrated bandwidth in a 13 mm x 20 mm footprint. This product will be showcased in Booth 1002 at the IMS 2011 Symposium, in Baltimore, MD from June 7–9th 2011.

"Applications today continue to demand higher frequency references with ultra low jitter and phase noise performance "said Alan Mond, Vice President and General Manager, Communication business unit, Vectron. "We continue to invest in our resonator technology that will allow our customers the ability to migrate to higher frequencies and meet their customer's demanding requirements".

ADC signal to noise ratio is constrained by the broadband jitter of the reference clock, and this constraint grows as frequency of the input signal increases. As analog inputs to the ADC are driven to high IF and even RF frequencies, the need for ultra low jitter reference clocks is growing. The VS–401 provides a high frequency, low phase noise reference source with sub 12 fsec broadband jitter. This reduction in clock jitter allows high performance data converters to meet their full potential in terms of SNR and ENOB, freeing up performance benefits that the designer can take advantage of downstream in their architecture. The product is designed for use in Test and Measurement, Military, Industrial and 100G networking applications.

Specific features of Vectron's VS–401 include:
  • 13 x 20 mm SMD Package
  • Output Frequencies from 1.3 GHz to 2.1 GHz
  • 5.0V Operation
  • Ultra–Low Jitter; 12 fs–rms over integrated bandwidth of 12 kHz to 20 MHz
  • Single–ended Sinewave Output: 5dBm
  • –20° to +85°C Operating Temperature
  • Product is Free of Lead and Compliant to EC RoHS Directive


In addition to High Frequency Voltage Controlled SAW oscillators, the VC–708 offers the industry's lowest jitter PECL XO at lower frequencies. Vectron also offers customers with innovative clock path technology including high stability Double Ovens, OCXOs, TCXOs and Crystal Oscillators (XOs). Vectron's broad portfolio of Frequency Control products also includes VCSOs, VCXOs and jitter attenuators that provide ultra–low jitter timing solutions.

Vectron's VS–401 is available direct at www.vectron.com/products/vcso/vs-401.htm or through an authorized Vectron representative. For more information on this 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. For more information, please call 1-88-VECTRON-1