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June 9, 2011
Vectron International Announces an Extended Holdover Crystal Oscillator

New EHXO rivals Rubidium Performance for Base Station Timing

Hudson, NH – Vectron International, a leader in the design and manufacture of Precision Oscillators and Timing Solutions for Communication, Industrial Military and Space applications, today announced a new Extended Holdover Crystal Oscillator. The MD–023 EHXO is specifically designed to ensure accurate timing in wireless base stations. This product will be showcased in Booth 1002 at the IMS 2011 Symposium in Baltimore, MD from June 7–9th 2011.

"As more and more broadband content is being delivered over wireless networks, it is increasingly important that base stations maintain accurate frequency and phase to ensure continued service to the customer, "said Alan Mond, Vice President and General Manager, Communication business unit, Vectron. "The MD–023 ensures precision timing when GPS is susceptible to urban canyon effects or intermittent jamming, where high traffic levels make network derived timing unavailable or where the external source of timing is otherwise compromised".

The high levels of stability achieved by the MD–023 ensure that frequency and phase budgets are maintained, allowing the base station to continue to function normally even in the absence of its main timing reference. This is achieved with reduced power consumption and half the cost of traditional high stability references. By lowering the total cost of ownership associated with this level of assurance Vectron is helping its customers guarantee the highest levels of service in the wireless network.

Specific features of Vectron's MD–023 include:
  • Package Size: 3" x 3" x 1"
  • Holdover of 6usec over 24hrs
  • Temperature Stability of 0.1 ppb over 0°C to 70°C
  • Aging of 0.08 ppb/day
  • Low phase noise 10.0 MHz and 1pps outputs
  • Internal Digital Correction Algorithms
  • Serial Communication Interface


In addition to the MD–023, Vectron also offers custom high precision timing solutions, along with innovative clock path technology including OCXOs TCXOs, XOs VCXOs, VCSOs and jitter attenuators that provide ultra low jitter timing solutions.

Vectron's MD–023 is available direct at www.vectron.com/products/modules/md-023.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