Jun 8, 2011
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Understanding Ovenized Oscillators

With today’s increasingly crowded communications spectrum, the need for high performance frequency references is increasing. High stability test equipment also calls for superior time bases. The ovenized oscillator is an attractive answer to these and other applications requiring a high performance to cost relationship. The ovenized oscillator is more complicated than first glance might suggest, however. This paper explains some of the subtleties of ovenized oscillators, so they may be more fully understood and specified.