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April 7, 2017
Vectron International Adds Furuno GNSS Timing Products To its Extensive Timing Product Portfolio

HUDSON, N.H.- Vectron International today announced that the company has entered into an agreement with Furuno to provide Furuno’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers and timing modules in North America.

“Vectron is excited to be partnering with Furuno,” said Dave Bail, General Manager of Vectron’s Precision Oscillator Products group. “We have been utilizing Furuno’s Opus 7 timing receivers in Vectron’s GNSS disciplined oscillator modules since 2014.  Our design teams chose the OPUS 7 because it was the most precise and cost effective GNSS timing receiver available on the market.  By adding Furuno receivers and modules directly to our portfolio, Vectron now has the ability to offer our customers either the fully integrated Vectron GNSS disciplined oscillator module, or the critical building blocks for a GNSS disciplined timing system, which consist of a Vectron oven controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) and the Furuno GNSS receiver.  Customers can rely on Vectron to direct them to the best design approach based on time to market, pricing, available board space, and available board-level processing power.   And with the ability to track multiple GNSS constellations now in orbit, signal reception and jamming resistance is greatly improved over GPS only solutions.  All receivers are shipped GPS, QZSS and GLONASS enabled with a future firmware update planned for GALILEO compatibility.”

Furuno’s Opus timing receivers are capable of providing timing accuracy better than 15 ns rms compared to UTC time and only need to track one satellite in position hold mode to provide accurate timing.  Built in TRAIM, anti-jamming, and advanced multipath mitigation ensure signal reception in challenging environments where traditional receivers falter.  Furuno’s GT series modules are a complete, standalone GNSS timing receiver module with an onboard Flash, SAW filter, 26 MHz TCXO, and 32 kHz XO.

“We have partnered with Vectron to penetrate the GNSS timing market in North America due to their extensive sales channels and strong technical expertise.  We believe Furuno’s products combined with Vectron’s long standing customer relationships in the telecommunications and industrial markets offer customers the leading choice in GNSS timing products in the market,” remarked Tatsuyuki Okamoto, Director of GNSS positioning and Timing Solution at Furuno.

Key Features

  • 34 channel receiver
  • Active jamming and advanced multipath  mitigation
  • Concurrent reception of GPS, GLONASS, QZSC and upgradeable to GALILEO

Vectron, a Knowles Company, also offers customer’s innovative solutions including OCXOs, TCXOs, VCXOs, VCSOs, XOs, SAW Filter and jitter attenuators that offer low phase noise and ultra-low jitter timing solutions.

For more information on this or any other Vectron products please contact a customer service representative at 1-888-328-7661

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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 www.vectron.com.

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