OCXOs Vanquish Phase Noise

Oct. 23, 2012
A 10-MHz oven-controlled crystal oscillator OCXO) boasts extremely low phase noise for use as a reference oscillator.

When it comes to low phase noise, few crystal oscillators can match the performance of the model OXO10-1-349 oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) from Synergy Microwave Corp. The 10-MHz source warms up in less than 10 minutes and exhibits phase noise of typically -155 dBc/Hz offset 1 kHz from the carrier and -165 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier. The OCXO provides sine-wave output signals with +3 dBm output power and typically better than -30 dBc harmonic levels. For more, click here.

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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