Ruggedized, SMT TCXO suits aerospace/defense industries.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in 7 x 9 mm surface-mount (SMT) package, TX-600 temperature controlled crystal oscillator (TCXO) meets timing specifications required by radio, GPS telemetry, and Stratum 3 applications over full range of military specified environmental conditions. RoHS-compliant product utilizes discrete oscillator circuit, optimizing phase noise performance and enabling operation up to 100 MHz, and can withstand greater than 10,000 g shock.

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Vectron International's New Ruggedized, Low Phase Noise Surface Mount TCXO Targets Defense and Aerospace Applications

Wide Frequency Range TX-600 TCXO is Ideal for Radio, GPS Telemetry and Stratum 3 Applications

HUDSON, N.H., March 3 -- Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced the release of its TX-600, a 7 x 9 mm surface mount temperature controlled crystal oscillator (TCXO) designed to offer maximum frequency flexibility and best-in-class phase noise performance over extreme temperature ranges. Vectron's latest TCXO is ideal for defense and aerospace applications due to its ability to meet the demanding timing specifications required by today's radio, GPS telemetry and Stratum 3 applications over the full range of military specified environmental conditions. Unlike other products of this size, Vectron's 7 x 9 mm, true surface mount TX-600 utilizes a discrete oscillator circuit. This provides for superior phase noise and operation up to 100 MHz, twice as high as conventional ASIC TCXOs.

"Our defense and aerospace customers face especially unique challenges as their performance needs continue to increase while their size and power consumption specs continue to decrease," said Greg Smolka, vice president of the Industrial, Military and Space Business Unit at Vectron International. "And, of course, in these markets, components have to operate flawlessly over extremely demanding environmental specifications. The TX-600 is a great example of where Vectron has been able to apply its innovative design and manufacturing expertise to help solve significant problems for our customers."

Other features include:
-- High Shock survivability (greater than 10,000 g's)
-- Low g-sensitivity
-- Flexible design options
-- Fully RoHS compliant and lead free

Vectron's TX-600 is available direct at or through your authorized Vectron representative. For more information on this or any other Vectron products please contact a customer service representative at 1-88-VECTRON-1 or visit

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 or visit

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