Meets the stringent demands for precision time and frequency in radar, missile range timing, satellite communications, and test and measurement applications
The quartz crystal oscillator in the 1050A delivers extremely high spectral purity at frequencies close to the carrier frequency permitting multiplication to millimeter-wave frequencies with excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The highly stable operation and rugged durability of the 1050A are the result of a single stage solid state oven, advanced design and components selected to to meet the most exacting specifications.
Operation and Monitoring Made Simple Operating controls and monitors are located on the front panel for convenient operation:
- LED status monitors indicate Power On, Power Alarm, Oven Ready (oscillator at operating temperature) Battery On and Battery Charge.
- A built-in meter and thumb wheel switch permit monitoring of supply voltage, control voltage, oscillator oven and battery voltage and battery charging current.
- Five digital thumb wheel switches permit offset of the frequency over a range of 4E-7.
- Rear panel connections include fused power input connections and 1 MHz, 5 MHz and 10 MHz output BNC connectors. 1 PPS outputs are also available.
Supports External Tuning A frequency-control voltage can be applied through a BNC connector for external tuning of the crystal oscillator.
Uninterrupted Operation Normally operated from a 115 or 230 VAC, 47 to 400 Hz power source, the 1050A offers a built-in standby battery and internal battery charger. In the event of an external power failure, operation automatically switches over to the internal battery.