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September 26, 2011
Vectron International Announces next generation Oscillator for Holdover Applications

Smallest OCXO achieving 8 usec over 24hours

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 the release of another high performance OCXO for its growing family of Holdover Oscillators. The OX–203 Holdover Oscillator allows the customer to specify a level of holdover in a small footprint, cost effective, quartz based solution.

"What the OX–203 Holdover Oscillator does is allow the customer to skip the step of trying to translate a Holdover requirement into a standard oscillator specification." says Alan Mond, Vice President and General Manager of Vectron's Communication Business unit. "With our advancements in crystal technology and our advanced digital correction algorithms, we are offering a level of holdover performance that was previously met in a footprint twice the size."

The OX–203 will support Precision Timing Applications for Wireless Base Stations, Wireless Backhaul, Digital Video Broadcast, Power Distribution, Military Communications and Test & Measurement. By making phase accuracy under holdover a primary specification, Vectron has made it easier to implement holdover solutions. This allows our customers to reduce both their time to market and development costs when approaching systems that demand high levels of phase accuracy.

Specific features of Vectron's OX–203 include:
  • Package Size: 25.4mm x 25.4mm x 13.4mm
  • Holdover specifications of 8usec over 24hrs
  • Temperature Stability of 0.8 ppb over –40°C to 85°C
  • Aging of 0.15 ppb/day
  • Low phase noise 10.0 MHz outputs
  • Internal Digital Correction Algorithms


In addition to the OX–203 Holdover Oscillator, Vectron also offers customers Extended Holdover Oscillators such as the MD–023, along with innovative clock path technology including OCXOs TCXOs, XOs VCXOs, VCSOs and jitter attenuators that provide ultra low jitter timing solutions.

Vectron's OX-203 is available direct at www.vectron.com/products/holdover/index.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