Drop-in enhanced jitter performance

Frequency control specialist, Euroquartz, has introduced a new range of low EMI oscillators designed to offer enhanced jitter performance. The new 3EQHM53Y is a drop-in replacement for standard clock oscillators in a range of applications, avoiding expensive PCB redesign. The 3EQHM53Y series oscillators use spread spectrum (dithered) techniques to reduce EMI emissions from the oscillator by as much as 15dB. In most electronic systems, the principal cause of EMI is the system clock so it makes sense to reduce this at source rather than relying on traditional methods of patching up systems with ferrite beads, ground planes, metal shielding and similar costly additions. Spread spectrum technology spreads the mode energy over a wider bandwidth while the modulation carrier frequency, operating in the kHz region, makes the process transparent to the oscillator frequency.

Euroquartzs new low EMI oscillators also offer enhanced jitter performance with cycle-to-cycle jitter of 100ps typically better than half the jitter specification of standard devices.

Housed in standard 5 x 3.2 x 1.2mm surface mount packages, the 3EQHM53Y oscillators are a direct drop in replacement for standard oscillators that enable engineers to make an immediate impact on EMI performance.

Specifications include frequency range from 10 to 160MHz, choice of four spread types (down spread 1% and 3% and centre spread 0.5% and 1.5%), EMI reduction from -9dBc minimum to -15dBc minimum depending on spread type, and modulation carrier frequency from 12kHz minimum to 42kHz maximum.

Frequency stability characteristics are 25ppm, 50ppm or 100ppm over both commercial (0 to 70C) and industrial (-40 to +85C) temperature ranges.

With their low EMI emissions and enhanced jitter performance, the new Euroquartz 3EQHM53Y series oscillators are RoHS compliant and are ideal for a wide range of applications including multi-function printers, digital copiers, PDAs, networking, LAN/WAN storage, computer storage systems (CD-ROM, VCD, DVD, HDD), scanners, modems, projectors, embedded systems, musical instruments, automotive electronics, GPS car navigation systems, LCD PC monitors and TVs, ADSL, PCMCIA equipment and still digital cameras.