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Automotive-Grade Ceramic Crystals come in compact packages.

Update Time: 2019-12-18 12:23:05

Automotive-Grade Ceramic Crystals come in compact packages.

Fort Myers, Fla. September 14, 2009 - Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions, has expanded its line of RoHS-compliant ceramic SMD (surface mount device) automotive-grade crystals to include two smaller package sizes.

The new 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm FXA3225B series with a frequency range from 12 MHz to 52 MHz and the 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm FXA2520B series with a 16 MHz to 50 MHz frequency range are ideal for use in several automotive devices and systems. These include GPS navigation, high-end audio and video, collision warning, onboard computer, Bluetooth and climate control.

Fox's automotive-grade crystals, specifically engineered to withstand higher levels of shock and vibration in extended temperature ranges, are also available in a 5 mm x 3 mm size with a frequency range of 8 MHz to 150 MHz (FXA5032B) as well as a larger 7 mm x 5 mm size with a 6 MHz to 133 MHz frequency range (FXA7050B).

All Fox automotive-grade crystals have standard frequency stabilities from ±50 ppm to ±100 ppm and operating temperatures from -40°C to +125°C. Additionally, the entire line features a drive level of 100 microwatts and a maximum soldering temperature of 260°C per 10 seconds. The crystals also have a gold termination finish and are seam sealed to reduce the infiltration of foreign matter and moisture into the package.

The new FXA2520B series and the FXA3225B series have a load capacitance of 7 pF and a ±5 ppm aging per year, compared to the larger FXA5032B and FXA7050B series load capacitance of 10 pF with a ±3 ppm aging per year.

The automotive-grade crystal line meets AEC-Q200, the Automotive Electronics Council Stress Test Qualification for Passive Components.

For quantities of 10,000, pricing for the FXA2520B starts at $0.49 per unit and at $0.59 per unit for the FXA3225B. Delivery is eight weeks ARO.

For more information, please visit FXA2520B: FXA3225B: or contact Customer Service, Fox Electronics, 5570 Enterprise Parkway, Fort Myers, Fla. 33905. Tel: 888-GET-2-FOX; Fax: 239-693-1554; E-mail:; Web:

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader service inquiries to Customer Service, Fox Electronics, 5570 Enterprise Parkway, Fort Myers, Fla. 33905.

Fox Electronics is a leading global supplier of standard and custom frequency control products, including the industry's broadest line of crystals, oscillators, VCXOs, TCXOs, OCXOs and crystal filters. The company, headquartered in Fort Myers, Fla., has facilities, representatives and distributors throughout the world.


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