Austin, Texas – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), The Heartbeat of the IoT®, a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, timing, synchronization, RF, connectivity and power solutions, announces the 2.5 x 2.0 mm AK2 crystal oscillator series, the newest and smallest-profile addition to the ultra-low jitter ClearClock™ family

The AK2 ClearClock™ series is designed with a third overtone crystal architecture. The dynamic design allows engineers to address both space-constrained and high-data rate system design requirements in networking applications such as PCI Express (PCIe) and optical transceivers. In addition, the third overtone design inherently avoids phase locked loop (PLL) based multiplication to reduce overall power consumption far below other jitter-optimized oscillators available in miniature form factors.  

Read Abracon’s application note to learn more about how the third overtone technology outperforms the competition and provides the ideal convergence of small size and superior jitter performance. 

“The necessity to develop high-performance, compact oscillator solutions that also support next-generation data rate clocking requirements for applications like optical modules, small video cameras, and active cables is ever-increasing and cannot be settled by utilizing traditional oscillator design methods,” said Brooke Cushman, a product engineer at Abracon. 

The AK2 series is condensed to the industry standard, 2.5 x 2.0 mm, package size and still meets the low-noise needs of an industry insatiable appetite for more bandwidth and higher data rates. 

The AK2 devices have a superior RMS phase jitter performance of < 110 fs typical (@ 156.25MHz, LVDS, Vdd=2.5V). The family is available in frequencies up to 200MHz and supports the LVDS, HCSL, & LVPECL differential output logic types. Standard options support ±25ppm max and ±30 ppm max. stability over 20°C to +70°C and -40°C to +85°C temperature ranges, respectively. 

Standard frequencies are available through Abracon’s broad distribution channel. Check available inventory.  

View Abracon’s new interactive ClearClock™ product guide to learn more about the entire family of power-optimized, low-noise crystal oscillators. 

About Abracon, LLC | The Heartbeat of the IoT™

Abracon is an industry leader in passive components, providing frequency control & timing devices, RF & antenna products, and inductor & connectivity solutions. With service and quality at the company’s core, Abracon enables innovative IoT solutions. Abracon powers the AEL Crystals, Ecliptek, Fox, ILSI, MMD, Oscilent and ProAnt brands, delivering the latest technical design support and global supply chain flexibility to solve customers’ unique challenges.

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