Chip-scale atomic clock for SWaP low-power timing and synchronization introduced by Microsemi

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 19 Oct. 2016. Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is introducing thermally improved chip-scale atomic clock (CSAC) components for SWaP-constrained low-power atomic clock holdover timing and synchronization applications that must operate in wide temperature ranges.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 19 Oct. 2016. Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is introducing thermally improved chip-scale atomic clock (CSAC) components for SWaP-constrained low-power atomic clock holdover timing and synchronization applications that must operate in wide temperature ranges.

With an operating temperature range of -10 to 70 degrees Celsius, Microsemi's CSAC components are 17 cubic centimeters in size, 35 grams of weight and only 120 milliwatts of power.

Microsemi's thermally improved CSAC products support defense and security markets, targeting applications such as low-power holdover against GPS vulnerabilities for position, navigation, and timing security.

They also are suitable for holdover in underwater (ocean bottom nodal) applications and atomic frequency reference in test and measurement applications.

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"Leveraging the unique attributes of Microsemi's CSAC technology, our company is able to offer an unprecedented combination of holdover, g-sensitivity, low power consumption, and warm up performance, while reducing the footprint to less than the critical 0.6 inches height-allowing retrofitting of legacy equipment," explains Said Jackson, president of Jackson Labs Technologies Inc. in Las Vegas.

"The CSAC combined with our battle- and theater-proven software algorithms and support hardware enables vastly extended mission times while providing critical backup performance for GPS-denied environments when even the optional integrated selective availability anti-spoofing module (SAASM) GPS technology is jammed," Jackson says.

For more information contact Microsemi online at www.microsemi.com.

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