AMITIAE - Monday 5 August 2013

An Epson First: Multi-Output SAW Oscillators

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By Graham K. Rogers


The top end of the processor market is the preserve of companies like AMD and Intel with their ICs for the desktop and tablet computer markets. Epson has a considerable reputation for its expertise in processors for industrial processes including crystal oscillators and in July this year released a frequency-programmable example: the SG-8003CG.

The Japanese company have long been producing similar types of processors and integrated circuits that have a wide range of uses in industrial and military applications. Epson have now announced a world first in the MG7050 series of SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) oscillators. These latest units are unique in that they have multiple outlets.

MG7050 The integration allowed by these oscillators provides the ability for manufacturers to reduce the size, power and cost of their solutions without any loss of performance or reliability.

"Epson offers the new MG-7050 MOSOs in 2- and 4-output configurations and three output types: LV-PECL, LVDS, and HCSL. Epson's MG-7050 is provided in a small 5 mm x 7 mm x 1.6 mm package. Samples are available now."

A block diagram is available online from the Epson Newsroom in PDF format along with specifications.

More details concerning these oscillators are available from Epson.

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.



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