Introducing the Revolutionary New Miniature GPS Disciplined Oscillator from Brandywine Communications

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Brandywine Communications has announced the release of the Miniature GPS Disciplined Oscillator. This revolutionary oscillator takes Brandywine’s existing GPS disciplined oscillator module and places it in a shell the size of an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO).

A Brandywine Communications Miniature GPS Disciplined Oscillator with a pen placed next to it to show scale

Miniature GPS Disciplined Oscillator

We have massively simplified board designs, and we expect to see more cost-efficient products that use GPS for a frequency reference.

Brandywine Communications has announced the release of the Miniature GPS Disciplined Oscillator. This revolutionary oscillator takes Brandywine’s existing GPS disciplined oscillator module and places it in a shell the size of an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO). This tightly integrated product allows for smaller and lighter products to be designed with this Oscillator in mind, reducing the need for complex daughter-boards.

Gary Smith, the president of Brandywine Communications called the Miniature GPS Disciplined Oscillator "a revolutionary leap forward in time and frequency, by reducing a GPS Disciplined Oscillator to a single component, we have massively simplified board designs, and we expect to see more cost-efficient products that use GPS for a frequency reference."

Designed with interoperability in mind, the Miniature GPS Disciplined Oscillator meets military requirements such as MIL-STD-188-164A. The GPSDO supplies a low noise, precision 10 MHz frequency reference signal output. This output is accurate to 1x10-12 when slaved to a GPS source.

The frequency standard is also able to slave to an external 1PPS signal to steer and hold the internal oscillator and clock system precisely in time. Time and frequency information maintains its high accuracy with the internal oscillator even when no satellites can be tracked. A serial data port is provided to report time, date, position, and GPS satellite health and signal strength.

Optional capabilities include automatic interface to an external military GPS receiver such as the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR), Standard frequency output is 10 MHZ, but other frequencies are possible.

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