News | December 10, 2013

High Temperature OCXO Expands Satcom And Military Capabilities While Reducing Power

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Precision Devices Inc., a member of the Avrio Technology Group LLC, has announced the high temperature (to +90°C) VN01 and VN03 series of Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXO). This product is ideal for applications like satellite communications and a variety of military systems where extremely high temperature operating environments are the normal.

“Many harsh environment applications require higher operating temperatures than the typical +70 or 80°C products generally available in the market. Moving to 90°C is not a trivial thing,” according to Barry Arneson, Director, Oscillator Engineering. “Due to the nature of how an SC cut crystal functions in conjunction with the oscillator, this is a significant step forward that few others can match.”

Tom Sokol, Vice President of Sales said, “Our customers have asked for this type of product. This helps them solve the problem of being able to operate systems at higher temperatures. In many cases, they can reduce the cooling requirements of their systems. There are even instances where they can eliminate cooling all together. This reduces the power required for the overall system which can reduce size and weight too.”

About Precision Devices
Precision Devices (PDI) is part of Avrio Technology Group, LLC. PDI is a leading global developer and manufacturer of frequency control and filter products. With an established engineering heritage, PDI offers a comprehensive range of precision engineered crystals, LC filters, crystal filters, clock oscillators, voltage controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs), temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) and oven controlled crystal oscillators (OCXOs). PDI supports customers in a wide range of industry sectors including avionics, space, defense, automotive, telecommunications and consumer. PDI is an ISO-9001:2008, ISO-14001, MIL-STD-790, and MIL-PRF-38534 certified company. PDI is able to offer comprehensive technical and logistical support and solutions to meet specific customer requirements. For more information, visit

About Avrio Technology Group, LLC
Avrio Technology Group, LLC is an international group of RF related companies with the objective of increasing component and software value to the customer with manufacturing and stocking locations in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Precision Devices Inc.