DROs Diminish Phase Noise

June 2, 2014
A compact dielectric-resonator oscillator (DRO) features low jitter and low phase noise at 10 GHz.

Among the wide range of low-noise, high-frequency signal sources on display at Synergy Microwave Corp. at 2014 IMS Booths No. 704 and 705, the firm will show examples of its dielectric-resonator oscillators (DROs) and their outstanding spectral purity. One of these oscillators is model DRO100, with at least +8 dBm output power at 10 GHz. It boasts typical harmonic suppression of -40 dBc with low phase noise of -111 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier and -158 dBc/Hz offset 1 MHz from the carrier. In the time domain, the jitter is a low 35 fs. The lead-free, RoHS-compliant DRO tunes electrically with voltages from +1 to +15 VDC and offers a mechanical tuning range of ±50 MHz. Typical thermal drift is a mere 2 ppm/°C for an operating temperature range of -15 to +75°C.

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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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