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Which Frequency Reference Technology is Right for your Application?


Satcom references typically require a very low phase noise, stable 10 MHz reference. The noise requirement stems from the fact that the link frequencies are so high that that the 10 MHz phase noise has to be very low due to frequency multiplication.Frequency multiplication degrades phase noise by 20*log(Fm/10 MHz). Our 50 MHz references improve system noise levels

Software Defined Radio

Many SDR systems involve multiple radios that must be stabilized and triggered precisely. Embedded oscillators in the radios must be disciplined and the trigger points be exact. Novus stabilized PPS references reduce PPS pulse to pulse jitter to below 1 ns- typically below 200 ps.

Portable References

Portable references and timing solutions provide much needed accuracy in environments where a reference is not present or a GNSS locked reference is denied. Portable IRIG and NTP

Tower Remote Sites

Major issue for references in multi-site digital systems is site to site synchronization and reliability. Novus has references operating above the Artic Circle in global systems.

Large Reference Systems

Large reference systems can involve hundreds of drops over multiple buildings while demanding accuracy and low noise. Novus multi-channel references and lock-in amplifiers assure noise and synchronization performance cost effectively.

General Lab Use

Most electronics labs require a stable 10 MHz frequency reference for frequency counters, spectrum analyzers and related equipment. Novus locked references are a good match featuring stability and reliability. Novus dual-time base references assure integrity.