Rubidium references, unlike a mechanical resonant system, offer a stability that is over fifty times that of an OCXO. Our standard stability is less than 1 ppb/year with options that allow even better performance. We have three basic platforms for our atomic products - the NR2110 single channel and the NR23XX offering up to ten channels. These platforms incorporate low noise amplifiers that are fault and transient protected, low noise power supplies and built-in test. The NR23XX platform offers local and remote control via SNMP.
Our basic Rubidium references offer excellent stability at a moderate price. Atomic reference phase noise levels may not be acceptable for many applications. To provide a stable low noise source, a low noise OCXO is incorporated that is disciplined to the Rubidium reference.
Our S-series references offer shock hardened designs to attenuate and electrically prevent a mechanical shock from inducing a timing transient into a system.
For remote applications, our P-option adds an Ethernet port, local display, controls and SNMP.
For those applications requiring a PPS from their atomic source, Novus offers a PPS synthesizer option with PPS jitter less than 100ps.
Ultra Low Noise
The phase noise for a standard Rubidium source is not acceptable for some applications. Our low noise Rubidium frequency reference incorporates a low noise OCXO that is locked to the Rubidium source. This combination gives you the best of two technologies - the stability of Rubidium and the low noise of an OCXO
Ten channel Rubidium frequency reference with a stability of <2 ppb/year. A cost effective source that frequently eliminates the need for a distribution amplifier. Single RU design without the need for a fan. Unit features monitoring on all ten channels that are fault and transient protected. Built-in test drives a relay contact that can be connected to an alarm panel.
Basic rackmount Rubidium reference -
0.5 E-10 /month aging. A cost effective timing solution when GPS is not available.
To achieve even greater long-term stability, the Rubidium reference is locked to the GPS/GNSS. This combination gives you the best of three technologies - the stability of Rubidium, the low noise of an OCXO and the long-term stability of GPS/GNSS.