GPS/GNSS Receiver and OCXO offers precision timing.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring 76 x 20 x 38 mm footprint, GXClok™-500 integrates 50-channel GPS/GNSS receiver with crystal oscillator module. Device features low phase noise of -95 dBc/Hz at 1 Hz from 10 MHz carrier and high frequency stability of ±3E-10 over temperature range of -40 to +85°C. Consuming 3 W nominal, GXClok-500 provides precision timing for satcom, telecom, navigation, broadcast, defense, and instrumentation applications.

Original Press Release:

New Low Cost Fully Integrated GPS OCXO Time & Frequency Module

The ultra-small, smart and fully integrated GPS/GNSS receiver and crystal oscillator provides precision timing for advanced satcom, telecom, navigation, broadcast, defense and instrumentation applications

Austin, TX, – Spectratime, a world-leading provider of high precision clocks and a business of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO), today announces its smart, low-cost, ultra-small and fully integrated GPS/GNSS receiver and OCXO crystal oscillator module at the Satellite 2013 conference. Packed with the latest integration technology, including the patented SmarTiming+ GPS/GNSS disciplining software operating at 1nanosecond resolution, the GXClok™-500 reduces the price point for the next generation of high-performance timing applications. Sampling quantities are available at an introduction price of $350.

Designed with a highly adaptable architecture, the GXClok-500 also offers these key performance characteristics:

  • Ultra-small footprint (76x20x38 mm)

  • 50-channel GPS/GNSS receiver

  • High frequency accuracy when locked to GPS (+/-3E-12)

  • High frequency stability over a wide temperature range option (+/-3E-10 over -40° C to +85°C)

  • Low aging (+/-1E-10/day)

  • High long-term frequency stability (2E-8/year)

  • Low phase noise (-95dBc/Hz at 1Hz from the 10MHz carrier)

  • High holdover options when unlocked to GPS/GNSS (10 microsecond/24 hours)

  • Low power consumption (3W nominal)

  • Low g-sensitivity options (5E-10/g)

  • High short-term stability (1E-11 @ 1 sec)

  • Fast warm-up (7 minutes)

According to Pascal Rochat, Founder and Managing Director of Spectratime, "we are pleased to bring high performance and low cost to our growing number of customers requiring a simple drop-in precision timing module. Integrating a high precision

OCXO crystal oscillator and a flexible GPS/GNSS receiver in a 3.6 inch3 volume makes it an attractive product for many crossindustry applications."

A sample of the GXClok-500 will be shown in the booth of its sister company, Spectracom, at Satellite 2013, booth number 4119, in Washington, DC.

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About SpectraTime

Spectratime, an Orolia group business, is a leading designer and manufacturer of a full range of highperformance, low-cost crystal, rubidium and maser sources, smart integrated GPS or GNSS reference clocks, and clock testing systems. Its products are used in a wide variety of applications, including telecommunications, defense, navigation, instrument, broadcasting, and space. Headquartered in Switzerland, the company is a recognized leader in the industries it serves and distributes its products

globally through its sales offices in Europe, Asia, and United States.

About Orolia

Orolia is a high-technology group specialized in precise Positioning, Navigation and Timing. Orolia provides high-precision electronics equipments that generate, distribute, measure and process the Highprecision Time & Frequency signals that Critical Operations use to detect, trace, control, analyze or synchronize time and location-critical events. High-precision timing, positioning and synchronization solutions are vital for critical applications in growing markets such as Defense, Public Safety, and Telecom & Broadcasting in land, maritime, air or space environments. Since 2006, the Orolia group has been able to establish itself as one of the leaders in PNT solutions at a global level through its strong brands: Spectracom, SpectraTime, T4Science, McMurdo, Kannad Aviation, Kannad Marine integrated into two Customer-Focused Divisions : “Positioning” and “Timing, Test & Measurement”. Orolia’s headquarters are located in Les Ulis, (France). The company also has main offices in Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Rochester (New York), Basingstoke (UK), Portsmouth (UK) and Guidel (France). Orolia has both OSEO

“Innovative Company” & "OSEO Excellence" Labels and wins the Bold Creativity Prize (2010) and the Deloitte 1st Prize in aeronautical sector at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 annual award (2011) and 2nd place in The Corporate Strategy Award 2012.


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