Epson Introduces New "Any-Rate" Programmable VCXOs

Epson VG7050EAN VG7050ECN

Epson achieves world's lowest jitter and lowest power for a programmable VCXO

Seiko Epson Corporation introduces two low-jitter programmable voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXO). The new products, the VG7050EAN and VG7050ECN, can be programmed over a range of 50 MHz to 800 MHz and achieve the lowest jitter (0.27 ps at 622.08 MHz) and lowest power consumption (70 mA at 3.3V) of any programmable VCXO in the industry.

Seiko Epson - VG7050EAN

Seiko Epson - VG7050ECN

VG7050EAN (left) and VG7050ECN (right) programmable voltage-controlled crystal oscillators.

Epson's VG7050EAN and VG7050ECN "Any-Rate" programmable VCXOs enable optical transmission equipment to support multiple protocols and line rates with a single oscillator. Earlier equipment used either a single fixed-frequency oscillator which had to be swapped out to change frequencies or multiple fixed-frequency oscillators which increased board space and cost.

Seeking to solve these problems, Epson created the new low-jitter low-power programmable VCXOs by combining a highly accurate and stable high-frequency fundamental (HFF) crystal that can oscillate at a fundamental frequency over 100 MHz with a low-jitter fractional-n PLL IC. Epson's HFF crystal technology is more reliable than 3rd overtone crystals and achieves better phase noise and jitter than low-frequency fundamental crystals. As a result, Epson's VG7050EAN and VG7050ECN achieve the world's lowest jitter (0.27 ps) of any programmable VCXO at both SONET (622.08 MHz) and Ethernet (156.25 MHz) frequencies.

Both the VG7050EAN and VG7050ECN are factory programmed for frequency and absolute pull range (APR). The default settings can be overwritten using an I2C bus so users can program any output frequency and APR they require. To simplify multi-protocol designs, the VG7050ECN allows four frequencies to be pin-selectable.

Moving forward, Epson will leverage its unique technological strengths in crystal microfabrication and semiconductors to provide customers with device solutions that are safe, easy to use, and dependable.

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