Accession Number : ADP002521

Title :   Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator Survey and Test Results,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES LAB FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s) : Rosati,V. ; Schodowski,S. ; Filler,R.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : To assess the availability and quality of moderate and high precision TCXO, a variety of oscillators was purchased and tested. Tests included frequency-temperature stability and aging. Oscillators in the 1 to 5 ppm stability range were found to conform to specifications, except that aging characteristics were widely variable. Oscillators between 0.5 ppm and 1 ppm did not fare as well. Significant percentages were out of specification. Aging for these oscillators was better, but still disappointing in many cases. No correlation between price and performance was found. Users are cautioned to carefully specify and test candidate oscillators before designing them into systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Crystal oscillators, *Temperature control, Frequency response, Stability, Compensators, Temperature, Voltage controlled oscillators, Aging(Materials)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE