SMT OCXO Runs At 100 MHz

Jan. 31, 2014
A surface-mount OCXO provides stable, low-noise output signals at 100 MHz.

For applications that require tight spacing, model O-CS8-0X is a 100-MHz oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) housed in a 14 × 21 × 6.8 mm surface-mount-technology (SMT) package. Based on an SC crystal, the oscillator can be produced over a frequency range of 80 to 120 MHz with close-in phase noise of -135 dBc/Hz and phase-noise floor of -180 dBc/Hz. The low-noise source produces a stable sinewave output at +17 dBm across operating temperatures from -55 to +85°C. It is ideal for applications in frequency synthesizers, radar systems, and communications systems, and is available for use with +5-VDC supplies.

NEL Frequency Controls, Inc., 357 Beloit St., P.O. Box 457, Burlington, WI 53105-0457 ; (262) 763-3591, FAX : (262) 763-2881.

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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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