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High-Frequency OCXO Reference Clock suits ADC, DAC applications.

Press Release Summary:

High-Frequency OCXO Reference Clock suits ADC, DAC applications.

Jan 09, 2013 - Available at frequencies up to 1.2 GHz, IQOV-150 series is based on internal OCXO combined with frequency multiplication and filtering to achieve phase noise down to -160 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz. IEC C008 5-pin Euro package has 36 x 27 mm footprint and profiles of 16 or 19 mm depending upon specification. Frequency stability is ±0.5 ppm over operating range of -20 to +60°C, and pulling capability is ±3 ppm min. Operating from 12 V supply, product offers Sinewave output of 0–13 dBm into 50 Ω.

IQD Frequency Products - San Jose, CA

Original Press Release

IQD Launches Very High Frequency OCXO Reference Clock for ADC & DAC Applications

Press release date: Jan 07, 2013

IQD’s new IQOV-150 series OCXO satisfies the growing demand for low phase noise reference clocks for Analogue-to-Digital Conversion (ADC) and Digital-to-analogue Conversion (DAC), especially for very fast measurements and high speed data transfer.

Available at frequencies up to 1.2GHz, the new design is based upon an internal high frequency OCXO combined with additional frequency multiplication and special filtering to achieve very low phase noise down to -160dBc/Hz @ 100kHz.

The new design is housed in an industry standard IEC C008 5-pin Euro package measuring 36 x 27mm and only 16mm or 19mm high depending upon specification.

Frequency stability is ±0.5ppm (parts per million) over the operating temperature range of -20 to +60°C along with a pulling capability of ±3ppm minimum. Working off a supply voltage of 12 Volts, the IQOV-150 offers Sinewave output of 0 to 13dBm into 50ohms.

Designed and manufactured in Germany at IQD FOQ GmbH, the IQOV-150 series is suitable for applications which require a very high reference clock frequency together with low phase noise. Due to the flexible nature of the design, alternative specifications to suit customer’s specific applications can also be readily developed.

A demonstration of the product can be viewed on IQD’s stand number 152 in Hall 1 at Embedded World 2013.

Backed by a pedigree that has been developed over nearly 40 years, IQD Frequency Products is a recognised market leader in the frequency control market. We have operations in America, Asia and Europe including our specialist OCXO manufacturing division, IQD FOQ GmbH in Germany. With active customers in over 60 countries, IQD offer one of the most comprehensive frequency product ranges available, from low cost commercial grade product to that used in high reliability military and professional grade applications. Our range includes Quartz Crystals, Crystal Oscillators, Silicon/MEMS Oscillators, Fast Make Oscillators, VCXOs, TCXOs, OCXOs, Automotive Crystals & Oscillators to AEC-Q200 & TS16949 release, Real Time Clock and SAW Filters.

Quality and customer service are the cornerstones of our success and we are absolutely focussed on consistently meeting and exceeding customer expectations. We take a partnership approach to working with our customers. Our experienced multilingual Sales and Application Support teams guide customers from design stage through to full production.

IQD’s products are specified by leading manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical and military industries throughout the world. We work with several premier chip-set designers on a variety of key projects and hold approvals on a number of products including high specification oscillators. Our full range of products is available direct from all of our offices or via our extensive worldwide distribution and representative network. Full contact details are available on our website at

Further information:
Harriet Charles
IQD Frequency Products Ltd
T: +44 (0)1460 270200