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November 13, 2012
Vectron International Announces Ultra Low Noise 100MHz OCXO

New OX–205 Ultra Low Noise 100MHz OCXO serves phase noise critical applications

Munich, Germany – 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 their latest high performance OCXO for its growing family of low noise oscillators. The OX–205 Ultra Low Noise OCXO achieves a –176dBc/Hz phase noise floor in 25.4mm x 25.4mm footprint. This product will be showcased in Hall B5, Stand 237 at the Electronica 2012 Show in Munich, Germany from November 13–16th 2012.

Demanding detection and signal processing applications require resolution of increasingly weak signals, which, in turn, require a frequency reference with the lowest possible phase noise. Until now, finding a stable low phase noise reference, especially at higher frequencies presented a challenge to the system designer.

"Delivering low phase noise at high frequency typically requires multiplying the frequency up, resulting in an increase in reference signal noise" says David Bail, General Manager, Precision Oscillator Products, at Vectron. "The OX–205, with industry–leading phase noise performance reduces the frequency multiplication requirement, allowing designers to meet ever increasing performance goals."

"Vectron has always been known for innovative, best–in–class products," added Greg Smolka, Vice President of Global Sales at Vectron. "The OX–205 joins our recently released OX–204 Ultra Low Noise OCXO giving designers unparalleled performance at both 10 MHz and 100 MHz. We expect this product to be especially exciting to our Test & Measurement, Radar and Medical Imaging customers."

The OX–205 provides outputs from 60 to 120MHz, with 100MHz as standard. For a 100MHz output the Phase Noise at 100Hz offset is –135dBc/Hz and at 100kHz reaches the –176dBc/Hz floor. In addition to OX–205 100MHz Ultra Low Noise oscillator, Vectron also offers customers the OX–204 10MHz Ultra Low Noise oscillator, 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–205 OCXOs are available direct at www.vectron.com 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

Key Features
  • Frequency: 60 to 120 MHz, 100 MHz standard
  • –135 dBc/Hz at 100 Hz offset
  • –176 dBc/Hz floor achieved at 100 kHz offset
  • Package Size: 25.4 x 25.4 x 15.0 mm
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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. 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 visit www.vectron.com.