FEI-Elcom Tech Introduces Ultra Low Noise Phase Locked Standard Sources

FEI-Elcom Tech Inc (Elcom), a leading provider of advanced integrated multifunction microwave assemblies, has announced enhancements to its SPDRO line of phase locked standard sources with improved phase noise performance.

Elcom's SPDRO's are pushing barriers in commercial and military systems by utilizing the latest technologies. The miniature SPDRO sources employ a proprietary technique to phase lock a microwave DRO to a 10 MHz crystal reference. The technique utilizes a single loop for reliable phase-lock performance. By using one loop - size, power consumption and cost are minimized.

The SPDRO phase locked oscillators are used in critical EW and ELINT applications. They are available in multiple bands and ruggedized packages along with extended temperature ranges (-45 to +85 deg C). The SPDROs are deployed in new programs and can be used to replace older obsolete systems in legacy programs to improve performance.

The SPDRO is available in multiple frequency options from 3.6 GHz to 31 GHz.

Performance at 13 GHz: -109 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset, -143 dBc at 1 MHz offset