Fox Electronics (Fort Myers, FL) has released the next generation of XpressO technology, the XpressO-Ultra. 

The improved phase noise and reduced jitter of the new XpressO-Ultra Series enables the oscillators to be effectively used in a variety of modern high-speed data applications. As an extension to Fox’s breakthrough XpressO oscillator technology, XpressO-Ultra incorporates the same noise-reducing ASICs that offer the ability to select output type and supply voltage.

Different versions of this new oscillator family are planned for the future, including alternate output types as well as various package sizes and voltages.

Each XpressO-Ultra oscillator is assigned a unique serial ID that tracks every aspect of the manufacturing process as well as the source of raw materials used in the unit. It also provides information on electrical testing and any optimized electrical parameters based on customer specifications.

The first configuration released in the XpressO-Ultra series is a 3.3 V LVPECL version with:

  • Operating temperature range of -40° to +85° C.
  • Phase jitter (12 kHz to 20 MHz) of 250 fs typical.
  • Stabilities of either ±50 or ±100 ppm.
  • Standard 5 x 3.2 mm package.
  • 40 and 100 GbE WAN/LANs.
  • 16 and 32 Gb fiber channel.
  • 6 and 12 Gb/s SAS/SATA storage.

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