Precision timing for networking and communications, new solutions guide from Abracon

(April 14, 2017) Abracon, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clocking and magnetic components, announces availability of new solutions guide showcasing precision ultra-low jitter oscillators for networking and communications applications. A variety of equipment including FPGAs with high speed SERDES, test and measurement, video and imaging, OTN/SONET, servers, cloud computing, high performance computing (HPC), Fibre Channel, storage, base stations (BTS) using CPRI/OBSAI or LTE/4G/5G, precision GPS, RF and RADAR require low noise and precision timing. In addition, equipment using advanced jitter attenuators that support short term and long term holdover require very accurate TCXO and OCXO devices.

The solutions guide displays a variety of solutions with RMS jitter ranging from 75fs to 500fs supporting serial data rates well beyond 50Gbps. Precision OCXOs with low phase noise of -120dBc/Hz at 10Hz offset and excellent short term stability of +/-0.005ppb ideal for base station (BTS) and RF applications are also featured. Ultra-performance MEMS solutions with excellent resistance to shock and vibration in a small 2.5×2.0mm footprint can be used in applications requiring typical jitter of 0.6ps such as line rates below 10Gbps.

“The explosive demand for bandwidth in communications infrastructure equipment is driving the need for lower noise and more precise timing solutions,” comments Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing for Abracon. “Our broad offering of XOs, TCXOs and OCXOs are ideally suited for applications requiring the lowest phase jitter and noise as well as best overall frequency accuracy.”

“Many applications are now driving multiple lanes of data traffic at serial bit rates higher than 50Gbps,” says Syed Raza, VP of Engineering with Abracon. “These data rates are only viable when the clock’s phase noise is low enough and RMS phase jitter approaches 100fs or less.”

Abracon also features a handy phase noise to jitter calculator useful when integrating phase noise over a variety of bands. To view the calculator, follow this link:

All products are available through Abracon’s franchised distributors.

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clock distribution and magnetic components. Abracon offers a wide selection of Quartz Timing Crystals, Crystal and MEMS Oscillators, Real Time Clocks, Antennas, Bluetooth Modules, Ceramic Resonators, SAW Filters and Resonators, Inductors, Transformers, Circuit Protection Components and Wireless RF Antennas. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & Application Engineering resources in California & Illinois; and Sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its Global Distribution Network.

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