Vectron International Announces Industry’s Lowest Jitter VCSO

VS-709 Reduces Need for Jitter Attenuating Clock Cleaners, Offers 200 fsec Performance Improvement over Silicon-based Solutions

HUDSON, N.H. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 13, 2010 — Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Precision Frequency Control and Timing solutions, today announced its new VS-709 dual frequency Voltage Control SAW Oscillator (VCSO). As networking infrastructure equipment migrates to higher line rates, improving jitter performance is becoming a critical decision factor. Vectron’s new VS-709 allows designers to begin their timing path with the lowest jitter VCSO on the market today.

“Quartz-based products continue to offer significantly better jitter performance over silicon-based solutions in many essential applications,” said Alan Mond, vice president and general manager, communications business unit, Vectron. “By utilizing the VS-709, designers can avoid using digital jitter attenuator products in their timing path to clean up clocks derived from Silicon solutions, thus simplifying their PCB design, reducing the potential of additional board level noise and saving on their bill of materials costs.”

Vectron’s new VS-709 offers a 50 percent reduction in jitter performance compared to its predecessor, the VS-751. The VS-709 comes in a 5.0 x.7.0 x 1.8mm package and offers the best jitter performance in that footprint, achieving <120 fsec of RMS jitter over the offset bandwidth of 12kHz to 20MHz. The VS-709 is optimized for use in phase-locked loop (PLL) circuits that require superior jitter filtering in a wide range of high-speed data transmission applications such as 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE, OTN (Optical Transport Network), Synchronous Ethernet, and Sonet/SDH.

The VS-709 is a Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator that operates at the fundamental frequency from one of the two internal SAW filters. The SAW filters are high-Q Quartz devices that enable the circuit to achieve low phase jitter performance over a wide operating temperature range. A divider circuit is deployed for output frequencies less than 600 MHz. The selectable dual oscillator is housed in a hermetically sealed leadless surface mount package and offered on tape and reel. It has a tri-state

Frequency Select function that provides one of three conditions: Frequency 1, Output Disable, or Frequency 2.

“Vectron is committed to continual technology innovation to keep pace with our customers’ evolving needs and our VS-709 is a clear proof point of this approach,” added Mond.

Key Features:

  • Industry Standard Package, 5.0 x 7.0 x 1.8 mm
  • 5th Generation ASIC Technology for Ultra Low Jitter
    • 120 fs-rms (fN = 622.08 MHz, 12 kHz to 20 MHz)
    • 105 fs-rms (fN = 622.08 MHz, 50 kHz to 80 MHz)
  • Output Frequencies from 150 MHz to 1000 MHz
  • Spurious Suppression, 90 dBc Typical
  • 2.5V or 3.3V Supply Voltage
  • LVPECL or LVDS Output Configurations
  • Tri-State Frequency Select (F1, OD, F2)
  • Compliant to EC RoHS6 Directive

In addition to high frequency low jitter VCSOs, Vectron also offers customers with innovative clock path technology including high stability Double Ovens, OCXOs and TCXOs. Vectron’s broad portfolio of Frequency Control products also includes XOs, VCXOs and jitter attenuators that provide ultra-low jitter timing solutions.

Vectron’s VS-709 is available direct at 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 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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