Advances in design
Airflow sensitivity and a lack of temperature stability are properties that previously blocked the way for temperature-compensated quartz oscillators in precision applications. Design features such as the DoubleSeal™ technology (double encasing of the crystal) have brought about significant advances. Today there are TCXOs with an accuracy that fulfils the requirements of many wireless and wired transmission standards. In addition, they are modest in their energy needs and are therefore particularly attractive for use in mobile devices.
As an ITU-T member Epson is closely following and supporting the development of new networking standards and always happy to help find the right solutions for every application.
About the author:
Michael Fischer is Sales Engineer for Timing Devices at Epson Europe Electronics GmbH - www.epson-electronics.de