[time-nuts] 10MHz LTE-Lite

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Thu Nov 20 18:03:11 EST 2014


Probably a question for John Miles (who designed them and is a list member) or Symmetricom (who now sells them for $10K to $15K).

Quick and dirty description - takes the two inputs and digitizes them against an internal clock. The result is fed to a PC via USB. The data is auto-correlation processed on the PC and after a bit of work by the CPU, you get phase noise information. 


> On Nov 20, 2014, at 5:34 PM, Alex Pummer <alex at pcscons.com> wrote:
> Hi Said,
> do you have any information about how that "TimePod 5330A works" any principal description?
> 73
> Alex
> On 11/20/2014 2:08 PM, S. Jackson via time-nuts wrote:
>> Hello Mike,
>>  attached is a 10MHz DIP-14 TCXO Phase Noise plot from a random  LTE-Lite
>> unit.
>>  I had sent out a 20MHz typical phase noise plot some weeks ago, and
>> comparing the two they are almost perfectly 6dB apart as would be expected from
>> the 20log(n/m) relationship. There are variations from unit to unit of
>> course,  but it does not seem like one version of the board or the other has
>> advantages  in terms of phase noise.
>>  I had also sent out a superimposed plot of the 20MHz and the divide-by-2
>> 10MHz output of the same board at that time, and again the relationship was
>> almost perfectly 6dB lower at 10MHz versus 20MHz.
>>  While phase noise follows theory, it does seem that the DIP14 metal shield
>> has a beneficial effect on the ADEV stability though. The plots we are
>> getting  are pretty darn good, and I want to test more boards before I post any
>> ADEV,  because its quite a bit better than our specification and I want to
>> make sure  its real.
>>  The 10MHz DIP-14 boards do not have an isolating buffer like the 20MHz
>> boards do, on these the TCXO drives the output directly, so one must be careful
>>  to set the equipment to 1M Ohms input impedance or use a buffer
>> externally,  which is what we did to measure the attached PN plot.
>>  Bye,
>> Said
> _______________________________________________
> time-nuts mailing list -- time-nuts at febo.com
> To unsubscribe, go to https://www.febo.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/time-nuts
> and follow the instructions there.

More information about the time-nuts mailing list