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    Timing devices are the beating heart of all electronic circuitry

    The Critical Role of Timing in 5G Networks

    Feb. 6, 2024
    Gain insights into the impact of timing on the quality of service of 5G networks and learn how that impact defines the requirements of a proper timing architecture.
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    TCXOs Meet Mission-Critical Needs of LEO Space Applications

    Dec. 7, 2023
    Temperature-compensated, radiation-hardened crystal oscillators bring frequency stability, low phase noise, and small packages to LEO spacecraft electronics.
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    Units Rack Clocks and Distribution Amps

    Aug. 1, 2023
    Rack-mount frequency references and distribution amplifiers from AXTAL, which was acquired by Q-Tech, provide precise time-keeping capabilities for a wide range of systems.
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    RF Timing Solution Enhances Wireless Infrastructures

    July 25, 2023
    SiTime's integrated Super-TCXO optimizes RF and synchronization performance, offering up to 30X higher reliability, with up to 20X better environmental resilience in wireless ...
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    IMS 2023 in the Rearview Mirror

    June 29, 2023
    At a reinvigorated International Microwave Symposium, the industry flexes its muscle and points to a bright future.

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    MEMS vs. Crystal Oscillators: It’s All in the Application

    April 17, 2023
    Precision frequency control and timing are essential to all modern electronics technology.

    The Importance of Timing in IoT Communications

    Jan. 4, 2023
    An important aspect of cloud communications and IoT data transfer is the timing. Clock timing and data transmission are inextricably linked, and without synchronization nothing...
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    5G Synchronization for Cost-Sensitive Cable Modems

    Oct. 14, 2022
    Get an insider’s look into a new approach for designing 5G radio access networks (RANs).
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    Synchronizing the 5G Network with TCXOs

    June 10, 2022
    This article takes a deep dive into the importance of stable clocking in network synchronization, especially with the arrival of 5G, and techniques used by engineers to meet those...

    Silicon Resonators Address Advanced Timing

    Nov. 12, 2021
    Silicon-based timing solutions can offer performance advantages over quartz oscillators. We spoke to Piyush Sevilla, EVP of Marketing at SiTime, about their efforts in the timing...
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    SDRs as a Reference and Common Clock Source for GNSS Timing Apps

    June 30, 2021
    Software-defined radios can monitor the integrity of satellites and ground stations and ensure the functionality of GPS tracking, autonomous driving, automation, and financial...
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    Wireless Time-Sensitive Networks: When Every Microsecond Counts

    May 24, 2021
    This article evaluates the various technology options for the roll-out of wireless TSNs and elaborates on the importance of an accurate time synchronization.
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    MIPI RFFE Version 3.0: More Precise Timing for 5G Components

    Aug. 19, 2020
    The third iteration of MIPI Alliance’s RF front-end interface specification is here, and it brings significant technical advances for 5G designers.
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    Why Skew-Matched Coaxial Cables Matter to Signal-Integrity Test and Measurement

    March 17, 2020
    This article explores some common measurement parameters and how skew-matched coaxial assemblies can augment a test setup to boost the accuracy of the overall differential-signal...
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    Vehicle Electrification Sparks Need for Automotive Timing Solutions

    Nov. 5, 2019
    New reference clocking solutions for automotive applications offer benefits like significantly lower jitter with greater frequency flexibility.
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    The Time is Right for Programmable MEMS Timing

    Sept. 5, 2019
    MEMS oscillators offer programmable features that open the door to customizable frequencies and other performance-enhancing advantages.
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    X-band Push-Push Oscillator Simulation and Measurement (Part 2)

    July 24, 2019
    Wrapping up this two-part series, we break down the steps involved in simulating and measuring push-push oscillators in terms of output power and voltage tuning.
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    X-band Push-Push Oscillator Simulation and Measurement (Part 1)

    July 12, 2019
    This first part of a two-part series discusses basic oscillator concepts such as the common-collector oscillator, which leads to the push-push oscillator architecture.
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    GPSDO vs. Atomic Clock: What’s Better for Your Satellite Application?

    June 14, 2019
    Different timing options are available for satellite applications, such as GPS Disciplined Oscillators and atomic clocks—it all depends on the orbit.
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    What are the 8 Most Important Oscillator Specs?

    May 16, 2019
    Choosing the right oscillator typically involves weighing multiple factors. Here are eight parameters that should be at the top of the list.
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    Clock Oscillators Keep Time in MIL Systems

    May 1, 2019
    Various forms of crystal oscillators provide the signal generation and timing precision essential to the synchronization of many subsystems within military/aerospace systems.
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    Design Method Predicts RF Oscillator Noise

    Dec. 29, 2015
    This novel simulation method effectively analyzes a 2-GHz oscillator to better understand and optimize its noise performance.