Ruggedized Rubidium Clock performs in high EMI environments.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in EMI-shielded package, SRO-5680 utilizes SmarTiming+® technology to intelligently synchronize, discipline, and control any Stratum-1 reference, such as GPS/GNSS, Cesium, Hydrogen Maser, and T1/E1, at 1 ns resolution. This GPS/GNSS synchronized Rubidium oscillator isolates precision timing and frequency signals on 3 SMA connectors: 1 PPS reference input, 1 PPS output, and 10 MHz RF output. Intended areas of use include defense, radar, and communications applications.

Original Press Release:

Ruggedized Rubidium Clock for EMI-Sensitive Applications

Spectratime's SRO-5680 is designed for defense, radar and communications applications

Spectratime, a world-leading provider of high precision clocks and a business of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO), today announces its new Rubidium clock for high EMI environments. The SRO-5680 is the latest GPS/GNSS synchronized Rubidium oscillator integrating complex functionality in one low-cost, EMI-shielded package. It utilizes SmarTiming+® technology to intelligently synchronize, discipline, and control any Stratum-1 reference such as GPS/GNSS, Cesium, Hydrogen Maser, and T1/E1 at cutting-edge 1 ns resolution.

According to Pascal Rochat, CEO of Spectratime, "More and more defense, radar and communications applications utilize higher frequencies that can affect the stability of the frequency reference. The new SRO-5680 is specifically designed to reduce the sensitivity of electro-magnetic interference so it can deliver reliable frequency precision to these systems."

In addition to an EMI-shielded enclosure, the SRO-5680 isolates its precision timing and frequency signals on three SMA connectors: 1 PPS reference input, 1 PPS output, and 10 MHz RF output. Other performance characteristics include:

Frequency offset over temp. range: +/-5E-11

Short-term stability : 1E-12 / 100 sec

Low warm-up current : <1.2A

Ultra low aging : <+/-5E-11 / month

Low phase noise output (10 MHz RF out) : 95 dBc @ 10 MHz

About SpectraTime

Spectratime, an Orolia group business, is a leading designer and manufacturer of a full range of high-performance, 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 High-precision 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.

For More Information

Media Contact: Tim Klimasewski, Tel. +1.585.329.6160

Customer Contact: Nino Defalcis, Tel. +1.512.470.3980

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