A programmable oscillator is simply an oscillator in which the resonator frequency is post-processed to the desired output frequency utilizing an integer-mode or fractional-phase-locked loop (PLL). The resonator employed is either a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) quartz crystal resonator or a MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) resonator. The oscillator output frequency and other operational functions are configured using the internal programmable memory of the integrated circuit. This circuit is comprised of an oscillator loop, a typical phase-locked loop (PLL) and associated functional blocks to facilitate various bias level and output logic configurations.

Utilizing a proprietary resonator design and exclusive programming methods, Ecliptek and associated Abracon brands of programmable oscillator series are configured to the specified frequency and functional configuration prior to shipment to the customer. Key features of this capability include fast delivery, greater availability of unique frequencies, various supply voltages and output logics, and industry-standard package sizes.

Ecliptek’s programming capability offers a quick-turn delivery of low, medium and high-volume programmable oscillators, resulting in the shortening of the customer design cycle and the delivery of production lots. These solutions are ideally suited for industrial, consumer, data centers and telecommunications infrastructure architectures.

Ecliptek is positioned to service low to high-volume customer needs utilizing its state-of-the-art DP2000 Automated Programming machines. This programming capability enables Ecliptek to offer the following:

  • Output frequencies in the 1.000MHz to 1,500MHz range
  • Industry-standard and custom/non-standard frequencies
  • All industry-standard packages available to include 2.0 x 1.6, 2.5 x 2.0, 3.2 x 2.5, 5.0 x 3.2 and 5.0 x 7.0 mm
  • Output logic types: CMOS, LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL [series dependent]
  • Power supply voltage options: 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.0V, 3.3V, and 5.0V
  • Commercial, industrial and extended industrial OTR options, including -55⁰C to +125⁰C
  • E/D Tri-State and power down output control functions

Please contact your sales representative for your specific requirements.

About Abracon, LLC | The Heartbeat of the IoT™

Abracon is an industry leader in passive components, providing specialized timing / frequency control, magnetic / inductor, RF / antenna and connectivity solutions through a global distribution network. With service, quality and technical expertise at the company’s core, Abracon enables innovative, connected IoT solutions in markets spanning data communication, transportation, industrial, medical, aerospace, defense and beyond. Abracon powers the Ecliptek, ILSI, MMD and Oscilent brands, delivering the latest technical design support and global supply chain flexibility to solve customers’ unique challenges of today.

For more information, visit www.abracon.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.


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