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Clock Oscillator uses SAW resonator technology.

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Clock Oscillator uses SAW resonator technology.

Dec 18, 2012 - Generating true sinewave with +8 dBm min output power, 250 MHz Model CCSO-914X-250.000 features -153 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 KHz offset and noise floor of -173 dBc/Hz. Device has been verified with Analog Devices' AD9467 16-bit ADC, which operates at 250 MSPS conversion rate. Housed in 9 x 14 mm SMT package with 3.3 and 5 V input voltage available, oscillator features operating temperature of -40 to +85°C. Device has no sub-harmonics; second harmonic is -20 dBc typical.

Original Press Release

Crystek Launches New 250 MHZ - 1090 MHZ SAW Clock Oscillator (CCSO)

Press release date: Dec 12, 2012

Fort Myers, FL, – Crystek Crystals announces the release of a 250 MHz – 1090 MHz SAW Clock Oscillator (in single frequency band), the CCSO-914X.  Crystek designed the module using proprietary circuitry and SAW (surface acoustic wave) resonator technology to provide ultra-low jitter/phase noise performance with true SineWave output.  The resulting oscillator (250 MHz variant) features -153 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 KHz offset and a noise floor of -173 dbc/Hz.

The CCSO-914X-250.000 has been verified with Analog Devices' AD9467 – a 16-bit, monolithic, IF sampling analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The AD9467 operates at a 250 MSPS conversion rate and is designed for wireless receivers, instrumentation, and test equipment that require a high dynamic range.

Crystek's CCSO-914X comes in a 9x14mm SMT package.  With 3.3V and 5V input voltage available, it generates a true-sinewave with +8dBm min. output power. The new CCSO has no sub-harmonics; second harmonic is -20dBc typical.  The CCSO-914X operates from -40°C to +85°C.

Applications include: analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, system clocks for network clock generators/synchronizers; clocks for DDS; test and measurement; avionics; point-to-point radios; and multi-point radios.

The CCSO-914X is priced at $36.96 in single-piece quantities through distribution.  For additional pricing details, contact Crystek Crystals Corp.

Family datasheets are available for download at For more information, contact sales at Crystek Corporation, 12730 Commonwealth Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33913. Tel: 800-237-3061 or 239-561-3311; Fax: 239-561-1025; E-mail:; Web:

Crystek's CCSO-914X is a 250 MHz – 1090 MHz SAW (surface acoustic wave) Clock Oscillator (CCSO) that provides true SineWave output in a 9x14 mm SMT package.  The 250 MHz model features -153 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 KHz offset, with a floor of -173 dbc/Hz. 

Crystek Corporation® has been providing frequency products since 1958, including quartz crystals, XOs (clock oscillators), TCXOs (temperature compensated crystal oscillators), VCOs (voltage controlled oscillators), and VCXOs (voltage controlled crystal oscillators). Crystek operates two divisions dedicated to frequency control. Crystek Crystal is dedicated to the development and manufacture of frequency products using quartz-based resonators. Crystek Microwave develops frequency control and support products for the microwave industry.