Investing in the future of frequency

Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Geyer Electronic walks readers through the company’s evolution, latest product launch and customer support investments.

Aligning with its birthday year, Geyer Electronic has introduced its KXO-77, a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator nominated in the Electro Mechanic & Passive Components category of Elektronik’s Product of the Year competition.

The component features a 3.2 by 2.5mm package and offers a frequency range of 1 to 170MHz at 3.3V; alternative options at 1.8 and 2.5V; frequency stability of ±37 ppm at -40 to 85°C; pull-in voltage up to ±140ppm; and a control voltage of 1.65V±1.35V. This innovative VCXO range includes one of the first 27MHz oscillators on the market with a current consumption of just 2mA max.

Founded in 1964, Geyer Electronic started as a small Munich-based retail store selling electronic products. Following a takeover in 1992, Jurgen Reichman changed its focus to specialize in frequency control products and special batteries, establishing its headquarters in Munich’s Grafelfing district in 2002. The product ranges divided a few years later, letting Geyer Electronic concentrate on the production and distribution of frequency products. A Design and Test Centre was opened in 2011, dedicated to new product development and custom designed solutions.

Geyer’s strength is its dedicated team, the core of which has remained unchanged for over 20 years, offering technical expertise and sales support throughout a project’s life and guaranteed product availability for the duration. Engineers at the Design & Test Centre provide: a facility to support a customer’s initial enquiry with detailed consultations; the ability to cross reference and search for alternatives and equivalent components; and reference designs containing schematics and circuit information required in project development. The network of independent Geyer companies and Geyer distributors in the UK, USA, Asia and throughout Europe work alongside Geyer’s parent company to provide local and global support, while factories in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea produce around 75 million pieces per month certified to ISO9001 and, in some instances, AEC-Q200.

Geyer became a limited company in 2022 and, to meet future requirements, moved to its current location in Planegg, Munich. The website was redesigned and the Y-design simulation app for circuit analysis, design and module testing was updated to include a windows-based PC version alongside an improved version of the Android App. The Geyer Webshop was also launched, offering access to a library of resources from technical data on individual products, to reference designs and white papers, supplementing the design and test engineers’ support.

With over 100 ranges of crystals, oscillators and resonators encompassing standard and bespoke custom designed components, from the newest ultra-miniature to older style metal can packages, Geyer continues to address the market’s needs, investing in innovative product development and a dedicated focus firmly on the future.