[time-nuts] Oscillators and Ovens

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Sun Nov 12 10:14:14 EST 2017

Hi Jim,

On Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:39:32 -0700
jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:

> So, it would be nice to have a *cheap* lowish power packaged part that 
> has the Q of an OCXO, but without the power consumption of the oven 
> (typically measured in watts).
> yeah, I'd be operating it *way* far from the optimum turnover temp, so 
> the tempco might be huge (in oscillator terms), but I don't really care 
> - in fact, that might give me a way to measure the temperature of the 
> system.

Have you tried to build your own oscillator? There are a few companies
that still sell single crystals. If you could piggy pack on some bigger
customers production, you should be able to get the crystals relatively
cheap. All you then have to do is to design an approriate, low noise
oscillator. If you can relax your frequency specs, ie if you don't care
if you are off by a few ppm, then you could scavenge the rejected crystals
from said big customer.

				Attila Kinali

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