The second of the Olympian oscillators is available from Bliley Technologies. The Zeus Series OCVCXO offers customer specified output frequencies between 30MHz and 130MHz with phase noise performance down to -178dBc/Hz at 100KHz offset. The Zeus family of OCVCXOs is designed for phase-locked microwave signal sources such as DRO’s, low noise test equipment, synthesizers, microwave communication systems and radar applications. Hi-rel versions are available.
This series offers optional frequency stability versus temperature from +/- 500 ppb down to +/- 50 ppb and long term aging is typically +/- 1.50 ppm after 20 years. The package comes with an SMA female output and EMI feed throughs on all DC inputs. A RoHS compatible version is available as the NVG108C while the standard unit part number is NV108C.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.