On Semiconductor NBX series silicon-based crystal oscillator clocks

ON Semiconductor is extending its silicon-based crystal oscillator (XO) clock module range. The six new additions to the NBX series provide a cost-effective, high accuracy reference clock solution with dual voltage capabilities and class-leading total frequency stability as low as ±20 parts per million (ppm).

The new devices meet clock generation requirements in the latest 2.5 V / 3.3 V low-voltage positive emitter coupled logic (LVPECL) designs for applications in routers, switches, servers, and basestations.

The new devices support frequencies for applications such as SONET, Gigabit Ethernet, and LAN/WLAN.  The NBX series offers equivalent or better performance compared to quartz-based third overtone XOs or surface acoustic wave (SAW) products. This is underlined by ultra-low phase noise of -160 decibels relative to the carrier per hertz (dBc/Hz), typical RMS phase jitter of 0.5 ps, and a low bit error rate.

New frequencies supported are 622.08 MHz for the NBXMBB024 and NBXSBB024; 156.25 MHz for the NBXHGA017; 125.00 MHz for the NBXHGA019; 161.1328 MHz for the NBXSGA008; and 50.00 MHz for the NBXHGA053.

Availability and Pricing

The NBX devices are packaged in Pb-free, RoHS compliant, hermetically sealed 5.0 mm x 7.0 mm x 1.9 mm ceramic CLCC-6 SMD packages.  Budgetary pricing for these products is $3.00-$5.50 per unit for quantities of 1,000 units.

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This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe .

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