Advanced MHz MEMS solutions guide available from Abracon

Abracon, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clocking and magnetic components, announces availability of the Advanced MEMS Timing Solutions Guide developed to assist customers in their selection of advanced oscillator products using microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Abracon’s timing products using MEMS technology offer inherent benefits over quartz crystals including miniaturization, resistance to shock and vibration and extended operating temperature range while maintaining good frequency stability. Ideal for applications requiring a compact footprint, extended durability and wide temperature operation such as wearables, IoT, industrial, transportation, communications, industrial computing, networking and lighting.

The solutions guide showcases Abracon’s low power ASTMLP series of MEMS oscillators drawing less than 5mA for power sensitive applications. Extended temperature applications such as industrial can use the ASTMHT series optimized for -55C to +125C operating range. The noise and jitter optimized ASTMUP series supports communications protocols such as SATA, SAS, Fibre Channel, Passive Optical Networks, EPON, 10G-EPON, GPON, 10G-PON, Ethernet, 1G, 10GBASE-T/KR/LR/SR, FCoE, and PCI Express.

“The market for MEMS technology has grown exponentially in the last 3 years,” says Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing for Abracon. “MEMS is now a significant part of the clock and timing ecosystem and Abracon has become one of the recognized market leaders.”

“Abracon’s MEMS offering is comprehensive, taking advantage of all the benefits of the technology,” comments Syed Raza. “Each product line is optimized for small size, low power or low phase jitter, meeting applications requirements in a diversity of markets.”

Abracon MEMS oscillators are available in standard footprints from 5.0×7.0mm to 2.0×1.6mm depending on configuration. All devices are available through any of Abracon’s franchised distributors. View the solutions guide here.

About Abracon, LLC
Abracon is a global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clock distribution and magnetic components. Abracon offers a wide selection of Quartz Crystals, Crystal and MEMS Oscillators, Real Time Clocks, Antennas, Bluetooth Modules, Ceramic Resonators, SAW Filters, SAW Resonators, Inductors, Transformers, RFID Tags and RJ45 Jacks. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design, warehouse and applications engineering resources in Texas and offices in California, China, UK and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

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: http://www.abracon.com/phaseNoiseCalculator.php

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.

Abracon Media Contact
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Guaranteed Ultra-Low Jitter 5x7mm XO’s Reduce Design Time in High Bandwidth Applications

150fs RMS max jitter for 156.25MHz output

Austin, TX (December 14, 2016)- Abracon Holdings LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components has released the ASG-ULJ family of oscillators featuring guaranteed ultra-low phase jitter of 100fs RMS and guaranteed maximum phase jitter of 150fs RMS for 156.25MHz output. Specifying maximum phase jitter removes uncertainty from end system hardware design, reduces clock tree troubleshooting time and speeds time to market in high data rate applications such as 10/40/100/400Gb Ethernet, 5G wireless infrastructure and 25Gbps to 56Gbps chip-to-chip or board-to-board interfaces used by FPGAs and advanced processors.

High performance oscillators targeting clocking applications that drive high bandwidth requirements are ideal for servers, PCI Express accelerator add-on cards, wireless backhaul, base stations, switches, routers, automated test equipment and MRI equipment. The explosive need for higher bandwidth requirements are typical within data centers, telecommunications infrastructure, test equipment and high end medical imaging.

“As part of our strategy to constantly deliver value to our customers, this family of leading performance oscillators directly targets the noise requirements of end equipment that supports the explosive growth of wireless and cloud bandwidth requirements. The ASG-ULJ product family is intended to bring advanced yet accessible clocking technology to these applications,” said Abracon Chief Operations Officer Mike Calabria.

The product family supports industry standard 6-pin 5x7mm footprint with LVPECL, LVDS or LVCMOS output format type. Featuring operation from 3.3V or 2.5V with supply current consumption below 40mA for LVCMOS, these high performance XOs consume no more power than standard performing devices. Operation from -40C to +85C with +/-50PPM total stability including aging is standard.

“We have seen first-hand how engineers grapple with the challenges of designing higher bandwidth into their end equipment. Oscillators with ultra-low jitter performance that are guaranteed to conserve their jitter budget reduce design time off the clocking solution and allow designers to focus on taking their core technology to revenue as soon as possible,” commented Juan Conchas, Abracon’s Director of Marketing.

Priced competitively, these oscillators range in frequency from 1 to 705.8MHz. Available frequencies are 156.25MHz, 190MHz, 705.8MHz, 100MHz, 125MHz and 114.285MHz for jitter attenuator applications.

About Abracon Holdings, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact
PR@abracon.com

Best Phase Noise to Jitter Calculator from Abracon

Abracon Holdings, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components has held the industry’s best kept secret: the simplest web-based calculator for intuitive and easy conversion of phase noise to rms phase jitter.

Oscillators for high performance applications such as communications, test and measurement, high performance computing (HPC) and RF systems typically specify single-sided phase noise but may not specify jitter or may not specify over the appropriate integration band. Additionally, some suppliers such as FPGA manufacturers provide phase noise requirements in the form of masks instead of an integrated output jitter requirement. Calculating phase jitter from phase noise becomes necessary when comparing clocks and oscillators for a given application. Abracon’s Phase Noise to Jitter Calculator was designed as an interactive tool that easily bridges the gap between phase noise and jitter. To use the calculator, enter the carrier frequency, integration start and stop offsets, phase offset and phase noise in dB/Hz for a given number of points. The calculator outputs total integrated phase jitter over a specified integration band. A key feature, the integration band is user defined allowing multiple integration bands of interest to be compared.

“Engineers often work with phase noise masks and phase noise requirements instead of phase jitter. They are forced to calculate jitter using spreadsheets or math CAD software,” explains Syed Raza, Abracon’s VP of Engineering. “Our calculator has enabled engineers to interactively manipulate phase noise points and immediately evaluate the integrated phase jitter.”

“As the supplier of industry leading ultra-low phase noise and ultra-low jitter oscillator products,” says Juan Conchas, Abracon’s Director of Marketing, “we saw the need to quickly translate phase noise into phase jitter enabling a simple solution for our FPGA and other high performance customers.”

The calculator also features pre-loaded phase noise profiles of existing oscillators operating at various carrier frequencies. For instance, selecting the AOCJY7TQ-100.000MHz shows an impressive 20fs of output jitter over 12kHz to 20MHz band and an amazing 4.5fs over 1kHz to 1MHz band. To save and compare results, you can export your phase noise plot and output jitter data into a PDF download.

Abracon’s phase noise to jitter calculator has received popular reviews from students and professionals in the field. The company expects to roll out additional features and updates in 2017.

About Abracon Holdings, LLC

Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact

PR@abracon.com