MSC now distributes crystals, crystal filters and oscillators from Precision Devices throughout the DACH region

In order to better serve customer demand for high-end crystals, voltage controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs), temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs), oven controlled crystal oscillators (OXCOs) and crystal filters, MSC Vertriebs GmbH has now signed a distribution agreement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the DACH region) with Precision Devices UK Ltd.

Precision Devices Inc. (PDI) was founded in 1977 and has its origins in crystal filters for military applications. With design and production facilities in Middleton (USA) Cambridge (UK) and Nanjing (China), PDI is a worldwide leader in crystal frequency control devices. PDI is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and, in response to customer request, also offers product qualifications according to military specifications MIL-PRF-3098 and MIL-PRF-55310. Besides the development and manufacture of primarily customer- and application-specific VCXOs, TCXOs and OCXOs, another strong point of PDI is in supplying discontinued or for other reasons hard-to-find devices for test and measurement, industrial, medical, consumer and telecom applications.

In addition to high stability oscillators, VCXOs, TCXOs and OCXOs available in both metal and ceramic miniature packages, PDI is one of the few companies that designs and manufactures multi-pole quartz crystal filters. An example is the new 124.800 MHz high frequency fundamental (HFF) filter. Based on inverted mesa technology the HFF filter insertion loss is 3 dB maximum and spurious noise is 70 dB minimum with increased bandwidth up to 200 kHz.

“Precision Devices has already demonstrated that their innovative products are in demand in the DACH region, particularly when more difficult specifications with small quantities are required. PDI’s VCXOs, TCXOs, OXCOs and crystal filters are an ideal complement to our existing product portfolio,” said Rolf Aschhoff, Sales and Marketing Director Frequency Division at MSC.

For Chris Emmerson, EMEA Sales Manager of Precision Devices UK Ltd, the distribution agreement with MSC is an important step in expanding the company’s sales network. “The DACH region is the largest in Europe and requires a technically competent partner that can reach and support our customers. To be successful, we need a strong and recognized distributor like MSC who is in a position to actively support customer design-in for growing segments such as test and measurement, industrial and medical. Working together with MSC will help us achieve this goal,” said Chris Emmerson.