Thu, 12/23/2004 - 8:07am
Discera announces prototypes of a 1.6 Gigahertz tunable oscillator powered by its micron-scale PureSilicon Resonator, proprietary RF/analog circuitry, and packaging technologies. The oscillator is an example of a commercial grade application built around Discera's miniature silicon components, which can cut board space while offering the high levels of integration demanded for Gigahertz-range RF and clock applications. The oscillator works at 3 V and is tunable between 1.55 and 1.63 GHz. Across that frequency range, the Discera oscillator exhibits an RMS jitter of less than 2.1 pS. The oscillator shows a temperature sensitivity of ± 3 ppm across a temperature range of 40 degrees to +85 degrees.