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Rakon’s ultra-low noise oscillators now available in C and S bands

Rakon 2 February 2016

Rakon has released three new products to its ultra-low noise Oven Controlled SAW Oscillator(OCSO) range. LNO3200B3, LNO4800B3 and LNO5000B3 generate frequencies of 3.2GHz, 4.8GHz and 5.0GHz respectively. The extended frequencies offer advanced performance and application flexibility.

The OCSOs are ideal when low phase noise is required while operating at very high frequencies, such as required in ground based military equipment, radar and instrumentation applications. They are also highly compatible for use in the latest generation of high speed ADC/DACs, which require high frequency clocks with ultra-low jitter.

The new additions utilise Rakon’s high performance SAW oscillator core technology (at 320, 480 and 500MHz), combined with an in-house low noise frequency multiplier by 10, resulting in exceptional phase noise floor performance (-157dBc/Hz) and very low broadband jitter (below 10fs). The LNOs are also available with an internal PLL, enabling the oscillator to phase lock to an external 10MHz reference.

The modules are available in a 120 x 76 x 23 mm package, suitably designed for the lab environment.

The LNO3200B3, LNO4800B3 and LNO5000B3 datasheets are now available on our website. Please email: for further information and support, or browse the OCXO and OCSO page on our website to learn more about Rakon’s many synchronising solutions for analogue Radio Frequency (RF), digital Input/Output (I/O) communications and digital computing.