We sat down with our very own Greg Rogers, VP of Products, at IMS 2017 this year to give you an up-close and personal experience with Greg and, more importantly, our g-sensitivity oscillators :)
In a perfect world, a crystal oscillator would generate a signal that remains steady, consistent and clear with no deviations, for as long as that signal needed to be transmitted. But of course, we don’t live in a perfect world, do we?
Spacecrafts must be designed to have very precise functionality when it comes to making the long journey to earth’s orbit and even beyond. Even simple vibrations can interfere with the spacecraft’s functionality during pre-launch transportation and powered flight. In both cases, the spacecraft itself isn’t even being powered.
One of the most important criteria in determining how well an oscillator performs in a given application is phase noise. It is a somewhat esoteric concept that is not well understood outside of the engineering world, but it affects many of the RF technologies we take advantage of every day, including Wi-Fi and mobile phones, as well as more complex applications like avionics, radar, military communication systems and electronic warfare.
So I hear you're looking for an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO)? Or maybe you're just interested in learning more about them. Either way, my guess is you're interested in the BEST possible quartz crystal oscillator for your application
It is crucial to understand phase noise when it comes to understanding crystal oscillators. Phase noise is one of the most important factors of the oscillator selection process, so you'll want to have a strong understanding of what phase noise is and where the term originates.
If you're looking for more in-depth information on phase noise, make sure to check this post for our complete guide understanding of phase noise.
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