Oven controlled oscillator uses significantly lower power

April 18, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
CTS Corporation has released an oven controlled oscillator (OCXO), designated DFO S1. This part is the latest in the company’s line of OCXOs and it is available in a miniature 9- x 14-mm surface mount package.

The device offers tight stability (±20 ppb) over the frequency range of 10 to 50 MHz. The DFO S1 has an HCMOS output, 3.3 V supply voltage and uses significantly lower power (0.3 W) than the competition. Additionally, the part operates at -40°C to +85°C temperature range. It is ideally used in applications such as base stations, IP timing, Femtocells, LTE, network timing and synchronization.