OCXO Fast Warm-Up Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
Model FE-2260A

Warm-Up to stabilized frequency
in less than 2 min.

Temperature Stability: 5 x 10-8 (-55°C to +85°C)
Low Steady State Power: 1.8 W @ 25° C 0.9W (low power option)
Small Size: 3" x 1.5" x 1.5"
Full MIL or "S" Level

Function Description   Technical Characteristics

Traditional ovenized crystal oscillators typically require long warm-up times to stabilize before a usesable frequency output is obtained. Frequency Electronics experience in hybrid technology has led to the development of a stable oven controlled oscillator without the normally long waiting time.

Technical Characteristics

The FE-2260A uses a thick film hybrid substrate for the oscillator electronic components. An SC cut crystal is mounted external to the hybrid but is physically attached to the same assembly. A heater element, which is part of the hybrid substrate, heats the crystal to maintain a constant temperature. Since there is little mass to heat and the heating element is directly beneath the crystal base, a very short warm-up time constant is obtained.

By seperately mounting the crystal in its own case, a more stable design is acheived and there is greater latitude in optimizing the crystal design for the intended application. This approach also increases reliability and immunity to vibration and radiation effects.

The use of hybrid technology also allows substantial size and weight reduction as compared to conventional designs.

Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature -55°C to +85°C
Non-Operating Temperature -55°C to +105°C
Humidity to 95%
Altitude 0-50,000 feet
Vibration MIL-E-16400
Shock 30G/11ms
EMI MIL-STD-461,462

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Output Frequency In the range of 4-12 MHz
1-100 MHZ (Optional)
Frequency Stability Temperature 5x10-8
Aging 1x10-10 /day
Voltage Variation ( 10%) 5x10-9
Short Term Stability 3 x 10-11 (1 sec.)
Output Level + 3 dBm 1.5 dB into 50 ohms
Spurious Signals -90 dBc
Harmonic Distortion -30 dBc
G Sensitivity 5 10-10 /G
Warm-up Time -55° C / 5 min.
+25°C / 2 min.
Phase Noise
10 MHz 110 dBc/Hz
100Hz 130 dBc/Hz
1 kHz 140 dBc/Hz
10 kHz 140 dBc/Hz
DC Power
Low Power Option
Steady State
Steady State (+25°C)
Input Voltage Available from 12 VDC to 32 VDC
Size 3" x 1.5" x 1.5"
RF Connector Output Connector pins for DC input heater and ground
Weight 6 oz.