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December 4, 2012 - As part of base hardware kit, Symmetricom 3120A Test Probe measures phase noise and Allan Deviation. Additional software options are available to measure AM noise floor and signal statistics such as HDEV, TDEV, MDEV, and jitter. Options also enable probe to be used as frequency counter and for mask testing. Designed to take measurements and conduct analysis, software displays results in seconds without need for external data processing.

Symmetricom Expands Test Set Portfolio with New High-Performance Test Probe


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Symmetricom, Inc.
2300 Orchard Pkwy.
San Jose, CA, 95131
USA



Press release date: November 26, 2012

Small form factor probe tests Phase Noise and Allan Deviation with leading-edge performance

SAN JOSE, Calif., -- Symmetricom(®), Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, today announced the launch of a new high-performance, low-cost measurement solution, the Symmetricom 3120A Phase Noise Test Probe. The latest addition to Symmetricom's state-of-the-art timing test set portfolio, the 3120A Test Probe comes in a convenient small form factor and measures Phase Noise and Allan Deviation as part of the base hardware kit. Additional software options are available to measure AM noise floor and signal statistics such as HDEV, TDEV, MDEV and jitter, and for use as a frequency counter and for mask testing.

Unlike traditional solutions that are desktop-bound due to size and weight, Symmetricom's 3120A Test Probe is small enough to be carried around from location-to-location, and inexpensive enough to have at each bench. Whether used on a busy manufacturing floor, in a tight server closet or in R&D labs, the 3120A helps characterize reference clocks, used in high-performance applications, achieve the highest accuracy without requiring calibration.

The 3120A Test Probe comes with easy-to-use, intuitive software to take measurements and conduct analysis. The 3120A Phase Noise Test Software displays results in seconds without the need for external data processing.

"The Symmetricom 3120A is an excellent low cost phase noise test probe that customers can use with their existing PC equipment to achieve state-of-the-art measurements," said Sam Stein, chief scientist for Symmetricom. "It is an ideal extension to Symmetricom's line of phase noise products."

Symmetricom will introduce the 3120A Test Probe at the Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting, which takes place on November 26 - 29 in Reston, Virginia. Symmetricom will be at booth # 6 conducting demonstrations and providing information about the 3120A Test Probe, in addition to Symmetricom's other timing and synchronization products.

In addition, Dr. Samuel Stein will present the following tutorial on Monday, November 26 at PTTI:

Who: Dr. Samuel Stein, chief scientist, Symmetricom
What: Time and Frequency Measurement Theory and Bench-top Demonstrations
When: Monday, November 26, 2012, 2:15 pm

About Symmetricom, Inc.
Symmetricom (NASDAQ:SYMM), a world leader in precise time solutions, sets the world's standard for time. The company generates, distributes and applies precise time for the communications, aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. Symmetricom's customers, from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide, are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company's advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. All products support today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS(®) timing. Symmetricom is the recipient of the following 2012 awards: Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Innovation Award, Best Carrier Ethernet Core Product at Carrier Ethernet World Congress  and GNSS Leadership Product Award. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.symmetricom.com  or join the dialogue at www.twitter.com/symmetricom .                                 

Symmetricom Contact:
Tracy Schriver
Symmetricom, Inc.
t: 408-964-7649
tschriver@symmetricom.com
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