Valpey Fisher Corporation ( NASDAQ: VPF), a leading provider of high performance integrated products for timing and frequency control today announced its latest product offering: the VFH3225,the industry’s smallest size High Reliability/Commercial off the shelf (COTS) oscillator which offers outstanding performance for military applications. The device delivers frequency stability of ±50ppm over -55°C to +125°C in a miniature 3.2 x 2.5 mm SMD package meeting the military requirements for Group A, B, or C testing in a small form factor for a wide range of military communications applications.
Valpey Fisher VFH3225 Miniature Hi-Rel/COTS Oscillator for Military Applications (Photo: Business Wire)
Introduced today and showcased at the Valpey Fisher’s booth (#1633) at the IEEE IMS 2011 Conference, the VFH3225 offers output frequencies up to 160 MHz in the low-power CMOS output with supply voltages of 3.3V, 2.8V, 2.5V or 1.8V. Typical current consumption is as low as 8 mA and to minimize battery drain the device also has an output enable/disable option. Its miniature size, 3.2 x 2.5 mm, allows for efficient use of board space and product designs expansion. “Today’s demanding military applications require higher frequencies and smaller package sizes,” says John Fortune, Director of Sales and Marketing for Valpey Fisher. “The VFH3225 is the only part in the industry with frequencies up to 160MHz in a miniature package that can withstand tough environmental conditions like high temperature, vibration and shock.” Valpey Fisher: Eight Decades of Innovation in Oscillators Hi-Rel/COTS oscillators are quartz oscillators that work in tough, environmentally challenging applications typically associated with mission-critical military uses. Valpey Fisher offers a complete line of Hi-Rel/COTS oscillators (XO and VCXO) available in industry standard packages including the latest 3.2 x 2.5mm design. By supporting wide temperature ranges and high frequencies, Valpey Fisher’s Hi-Rel/COTS products offer a competitive advantage to our customers when confronted with extreme conditions. Customers worldwide use Valpey Fisher Hi-Rel/COTS products to enable a wide range of applications for military communications, munitions and guidance systems.