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Oscillators Are Steady With Temperature

Dec. 19, 2013
Temperature-compensated crystal oscillators are stable over wide environmental conditions.

The T52 series of temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) is available with CMOS or clipped sine outputs. The sources are supplied in rugged 5 × 3 mm ceramic housings and operate on +3.3- or +5.0-VDC supplies. Drawing less than 6 mA for CMOS outputs and less than 3 mA for sine wave outputs, these oscillators are suitable for mobile and battery-powered applications. They offer temperature stability as good as ±0.1 ppm from -20 to +70°C with standard g-sensitivity of better than 2.5 × 10-9/g (which can be extended to better than 7 × 10-10/g with Option LG) and aging rate of better than 1.0 PPM/year. The oscillators are available rated to 50,000 g shock levels, vibration per MIL-STD-202G, Method 214, Condition I-F, and shock per MIL-STD-202G, Method 213, Condition D.

Greenray Industries, Inc., 840 West Church St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; (717) 766-0223, FAX: (717) 790-9509.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

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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