News | April 25, 2019

Rakon Introduces VCSOs With High Frequency And Low Phase Noise Performance

Rakon has launched a new product family, expanding its broad product offering further. The ‘RSV’ Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator (VCSO) family, uniquely positions Rakon SAW technology in the market. The family’s advanced Surface Acoustic Wave technology enables the ultimate in performance for low voltage applications which require excellent phase noise performance at very high frequencies.

The RSV2522 series is ideal for the latest generation of high speed converters, which require a high frequency clock with low jitter. The RSV2522-800, RSV2522-1000, RSV2522-1600 and RSV2522-2000 generate frequencies of 800MHz, 1GHz, 1.6GHz and 2GHz respectively.

The series uses high performance SAW resonators to generate 800MHz and 1GHz frequency outputs, and each are combined with a frequency doubler to reach 1.6GHz and 2GHz frequencies, respectively. The VCSOs can be easily locked to a stable reference through a Phase Locked Loop system, or they can be used as a SAW clock without the need for external circuitry. The RSV2522 series has low power consumption since a single +5V power supply is required, and performance is guaranteed over the full industrial temperature range of -40 to +85°C.

Available in a 25 x 22 x 5 mm3 SMD package the RSV2522 series offers a noise floor as low as -172 dBc/Hz (for 1GHz output) and has an outstanding broadband jitter performance of below 10 fs.

Ideally suited for Electronic Warfare (EW), avionics and instrumentation applications, the technology can also be adapted for telecommunication applications. The RSV2522 VCSO datasheet is available from Rakon’s products webpages.

About Rakon
Rakon is a global high technology company that designs and manufactures world leading frequency control and timing solutions. Its products enable connectivity for a wide range of applications. The company’s three core markets are telecommunications, global positioning and space & defense. Rakon has a global footprint including five manufacturing plants, six research and development centres and 15 customer support locations. Rakon is proud of its New Zealand heritage; it was founded in Auckland in 1967. For more information, visit