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Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
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New Microprocessor Crystals from Vishay Feature Low Height Profile, 10-MHz to 64-MHz Frequency Range


crystals

Products mentioned:

XT36C
For more information:
Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
Fax:  1.610.889.9429 
E-mail:  andrew.post@vishay.com

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - May 12, 2000 - A new family of microprocessor crystals that will save space in a wide range of portable computing, communications, and instrumentation applications was announced today by Vishay Intertechnology. The new XT36C series features a frequency range of 10 MHz to 64 MHz and a slim-line, low-profile surface-mount packaging.

A new family of microprocessor crystals that will save space in a wide range of portable computing, communications, and instrumentation applications was announced today by Vishay Intertechnology. The new XT36C series features a frequency range of 10 MHz to 64 MHz and a slim-line, low-profile surface-mount packaging.

Dimensions for the new XT36C are 0.315 inch (8 mm) by 0.18 inch (4.6 mm) with a 0.063 inch (1.6 mm) height profile. The leadless, surface-mount package is compatible with reflow solder techniques and is rated for operating temperatures from -10C to +60C.

Equivalent series resistance for the new devices ranges from 60 ohms to 120 ohms depending on the series resonance frequency. Frequency stability for the XT36C family is 100 ppm at 25C, with a frequency tolerance of 50 ppm. Drive level for the new devices is 100 milliwatts maximum, with a maximum shunt capacitance of 7.0 picofarads.

Typical applications for the new XT36C crystals include notebook computers, PDAs, mobile communication devices, digital cameras, home audio systems, automobiles, and peripheral devices such as mini disk drives and PCMCIA cards.

Supplied in 1000-piece tape-and-reel form, samples and production quantities of the new XT36C crystals are available now, with lead times of up to nine weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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For more information:
Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
Fax:  1.610.889.9429 
E-mail:  andrew.post@vishay.com