Vectron International, a manufacturer and marketer of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid products, has unveiled its new TX-402 Temperature Controlled Crystal Oscillator (TCXO), as part of the company's new 'Green Products initiative'.

The latest ‘green’ TCXO delivers the performance of an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) with significant reductions in current consumption, the company said.

Vectron claims that the TX-402 consumes 15 times less current than an OCXO with comparable performance, making it ideal for applications that require the stability of some OCXOs but need to have lower overall power consumption.

Alan Mond, vice president and general manager of communications business unit at Vectron International, said: “This latest product meets the evolving challenges of our customers to decrease their carbon footprints and lower costs, while at the same time maintaining performance.

“We are investing in technologies that will allow us to meet our customers’ cost objectives and drive performance. At the same time, we continue to look for ways to reduce current consumption without sacrificing performance across all our product lines. The TX-402 offers our customers best-in-class stability and lowest power consumption on the market today.”

According to the company, specific features of the TX-402 include: current consumption of less than 12mA, temperature stability, frequency range of 6.4MHz to 26MHz, warm up time of few seconds vs minutes of comparable product OCXOs, and stratum 3 OCXO equivalent with reduced current consumption.