Newsletter | March 27, 2014

03.27.14 -- The Fundamentals Of Phase-Locked Oscillators

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The Fundamentals Of Phase-Locked Oscillators
By AtlanTecRF
The phase-locked oscillator (PLO) is a versatile low-noise signal source that is available in different architectures to suit different applications and environments. The purpose of this article is to review the fundamentals of PLOs and describe some of the most popular types.

Spotlight On Oscillators

10- To 50-MHz TCXO — 3 x 5 mm
Greenray Industries' T52 TCXO has been developed as a reference oscillator for timing applications requiring low noise, low power draw, tight stability over temperature, and a compact footprint. It is ideal for small cell and femtocell applications, for example.


Radiation-Tolerant, Voltage-Controlled SAW Oscillator
The AP725 Series of high-performance SAW oscillators from API Technologies provides superior performance at operating frequencies of 350 MHz to 4,000 MHz. In addition, by employing a domestic, in-house SAW wafer fab, API’s design engineers are able to provide superior quality control resulting in consistently designed high-quality products.


Oscillator For Telecommunications
The PE5 is a hermetically sealed oscillator with 0.3 ps jitter over the telecommunication industry standard carrier offset of 12 kHz to 20 MHz. It’s specifically designed for telecom clocking applications.


5-MHz To 26-GHz Phase Noise Tester With 50-MHz Offset
This phase noise tester covers the 5-MHz to 26-GHz frequency range and features a 50-MHz offset. It’s suitable for general-purpose phase noise tests, automated production testing, crystal oscillator and VCO testing, supply noise verification, and PLL synthesizer locking and characterization.


Rugged HCMOS Crystal Clock Oscillator
This oscillator comes in a hermetically sealed 5 x 7 mm package that has been designed to withstand harsh and rugged environmental conditions. It covers the 20-kHz to 100-MHz frequency range and features excellent stability, low phase noise, and ultra-low jitter.


Miniature TCXOs For Secure Communications
Today we depend on instant communication — data, voice, video — anywhere, anytime, but how can we be sure the digital wireless ‘line’ we’re using goes straight to the right destination? In use today in switches and routers, found inside portable communications devices, and serving as the master clock for encryption/decryption systems, MtronPTI’s high-stability TCXOs have long been trusted to keep the data moving.

Industry News

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5V Power Amplifier That Delivers 40 dB Of Gain Between 1500 And 2700 MHz
New Integrated USB Receiver For Point-To-Point Radio Applications
Mentor Graphics Acquires Berkeley Design Automation
Mezzanine Connectors With More Design Flexibility
New 3200 MHz Voltage Controlled Oscillator
High Performance Multifunction RF Transceiver
LTE-Advanced Uplink 4x4 MIMO Signal Generation Solution
New High Frequency, High Power, 7-Bit Digital Step Attenuator
700W L-Band Transistor With High Reliability And Ruggedness
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Bulletin Board

Remcom To Introduce New Automotive Radar Paper At EuCAP 2014

Visit Remcom at EuCAP, booth 13, to receive our new application note "EM Simulation of Automotive Radar Mounted in Vehicle Bumper." We'll also be previewing MATLAB export functionality coming soon in XFdtd.

Featured Downloads

1200-MHz Voltage-Controlled SAW Oscillator
This datasheet contains specifications for Phonon’s 101654.100 1200-MHz VCSO (voltage-controlled SAW oscillator). This oscillator is suited for analog signal processing in radar, communications, electronic warfare (EW), and other defense and space applications.

Ultra-Low-Noise VHF Crystal Oscillators Datasheet
Pascall OCXOs are designed to meet the increasing demand for high-performance reference oscillators. Oven-controlled SC-cut crystals are used to give good temperature stability combined with the lowest possible phase noise.

Directional Coupler Application Guide
TRM builds three- and four-port directional couplers and dual directional couplers using lumped element, airline, or stripline technology. This guide details basic coupler parameters and various types including broadband, dual directional, and multi-octave.

Voltage-Controlled Oscillators Datasheet
Teledyne Microwave Solutions offers several different models of voltage-controlled oscillators with varying frequency ranges, tuning voltage ranges, power outputs, modulation sensitivity, phase noise, harmonic suppression, and DC bias.
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Industry Event

EuCAP: The 8th European Conference On Antennas And Propagation
EuCAP: The 8th European Conference On Antennas And Propagation
April 6 to 11, 2014
The World Forum in The Hague, The Netherlands

EuCAP 2014 is the 8th European Conference on Antennas & Propagation organized by the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) since 2006. EuCAP is supported by the top-level Associations in Antennas and Propagation, thus fostering true collaboration at European and global levels.

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Ultra Low Noise Figure Amplifiers
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Ciao Wireless

RF Microwave Switch With USB Interface
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Ducommun Inc.

Ultra-Broadband, Low-Loss Power Divider
Ultra-Broadband, Low-Loss Power Divider

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Corry Micronics, Inc.

92- To 96-GHz HEMT High-Power Amplifier
92- To 96-GHz HEMT High-Power Amplifier

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Northrop Grumman MPS

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C-Band Flexislot Antenna
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Haigh-Farr, Inc.

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Narda Safety Test Solutions GmbH

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Log Periodic Antenna
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USB Spectrum Analyzer
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