Ultra-low-jitter/phase noise SAW oscillator

August 23, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Crystek Crystals has introduced a 245.760 MHz SAW Clock Oscillator (in single frequency band), the CCSO-914X-245.760. SAW (surface acoustic wave) resonator technology provides ultra-low jitter/phase noise performance with true sine wave output. The oscillator features -150 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 kHz offset and a noise floor of -169 dBc/Hz.

The oscillator comes in a 9 x 14 mm SMT package. With 3.3V and 5V input voltage available, it generates a true-sinewave with +8 dBm min. output power. The new CCSO has no sub-harmonics; second harmonic is -20dBc typical. It operates from -40°C to +85°C. Use it, the company suggests, in analogue-to-digital converters, system clocks for network clock generators/synchronisers; clocks for DDS; test and measurement; avionics; point-to-point radios; and multi-point radios.

The CCSO-914X-245.760 is priced at $37.00.

Crystek Crystals; www.crystek.com