|Engineers working in CDR/PLL development, computers, networking, telecommunications and other areas where a clock source is required will find ET’s oscillator product line indispensable in easing system development. Reference clocks are typically used in digital systems. However, the system designer is usually relegated to using a fixed frequency crystal oscillator. In the case where the correct crystal oscillator is not readily available, or when trying to fine tune the reference to find the optimal operating point, or simply when debugging the system and removing the crystal oscillator as a potential noise source, ET offers crystal oscillator substitutes in the standard half-can DIP footprint.
The AB004DIP.3SMA1 and AB004DIP.3SMB1 allow a signal generator with SMA or SMB outputs to connect directly to the DIP footprint in place of the crystal oscillator. These products are ideal for lab environments where a clean signal generator can be used to develop and debug the system.