Digi-Key Announces Stock on New Fibre Channel XpressO Oscillators from Fox Electronics

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 3, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on Fox Electronics' new line of application-specific XpressO oscillators optimized for Fibre Channel configurations.

This new product is now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

The Fibre Channel oscillators are pre-configured to precise application-specific requirements in an industry-standard 7 mm x 5 mm package. The Application Specific XpressO line is the first to combine Fox Electronics' patented breakthrough XpressO technology with the specific characteristics required to meet the demanding needs of specific Fibre Channel applications without the wait associated with custom products. XpressO technology offers fast delivery of low jitter, small package size and multiple frequency and output options at a low cost. Designed and developed by Fox Electronics, XpressO oscillators utilize a family of proprietary application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) with a key focus on noise reduction.

Additionally, these oscillators offer a frequency stability of ±50 ppm and are available in 106.25 MHz, 159.375 MHz and 212.50 MHz models. HCMOS and LVPECL outputs are available on the 106.25 MHz model, LVPECL for the 159.375 MHz model, while LVPECL and LVDS outputs are available on the 212.50 MHz models. These new XpressO oscillators offer a tri-state enable/disable feature, allowing the user to turn the output on and off. Output enable/disable time is less than 100 nS.

Each XpressO crystal oscillator model features an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and a storage temperature range of -55°C to +125°C. At 12 kHz to 20 MHz, typical phase jitter is 0.75 pS RMS for the 106.25 MHz and 159.375 MHz and 0.86 pS RMS for 212.50 MHz. Start up time is 10 mS. The new XpressO oscillators feature gold over nickel termination finish.

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

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