Oscillators Optimized for Optical DSP Applications

Today, fiber optic cables are one of the most important conduits for transporting information through telecommunication networks. Information is transmitted by modulating the amplitude and the phase of light using a technique called coherent optical transmission. Optical signals are transmitted back and forth through the same fiberoptic cable by using optical transceivers at both ends of the cable. Optical transceivers are designed to allow both a transmitter and a receiver to cohabitate. This allows the creation of a full duplex link on a bidirectional fiber optic cable.

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) used inside optical transceivers at both ends of the fiber optic link, allow increased transmission speeds all the way to 800G, simpler circuitry and improved optical performance. Digital Signal Processors require high frequency, ultra-low jitter clock oscillators, VCXOs and VCSOs as a frequency reference.

Raltron has a complete line of oscillators designed to be compatible with or to serve as a reference design for some of the foremost optical DSPs used in optical transceivers.

  • Simple Ethernet-only, adjustable 100G, 200G, 300G or 400G line enables reach/capacity optimization over various fiber links
  • Data center interconnect
  • Metro
  • Long haul supporting reaches beyond 120km
  • Optical Transceivers
  • Optical Engines
  • Active Optical Cables
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • RF over Fiber

LVDS CLOCK OSCILLATORS 2.5x2.0Package (mm)OutputSupply Voltage (V)Frequency Range (MHz)Stability (ppm)Jitter (fs)
CL2520 Series2.5 x 2.0LVDS1.8, 2.5, 3.3, 2.5 ~ 3.36.000-175.000±20, ±25, ±50, ±1001.8 V: 150 | 2.5~3.3V: 100
CL2520-156.250-L-20-X-T-TR-NS12.5 x 2.0LVDS2.5~3.3156.25±2080 typ/100 max
CL2520-156.250-1.8-20-X-T-TR-N12.5 x 2.0LVDS1.8156.25±20100 typ/150 max
CL2520-156.250-2.5-20-X-T-TR-NS22.5 x 2.0LVDS2.5156.25±2080 typ/100 max
CL2520-156.250-3.3-20-X-T-TR-N32.5 x 2.0LVDS3.3156.25±2080 typ/100 max
LVDS CLOCK OSCILLATORS 3.2x2.5Package (mm)OutputSupply Voltage (V)Frequency Range (MHz)Stability (ppm)Jitter (fs)
CL3225 Series3.2 x 2.5LVDS1.8, 2.5, 3.3, 2.5 ~ 3.313.500 - 156.250 MHz±20, ±50, ±100110 max
CL3225-156.250-3.3-50-X-T-TR3.2 x 2.5LVDS3.3156.25±50110 max
CL3225-156.250-3.3-25-X-T-TR3.2 x 2.5LVDS3.3156.25±25110 max
CL3225-156.257812-3.3-25-X-T-TR-NS83.2 x 2.5LVDS3.3156.257812±25100 max
CLF3225 Series3.2 x 2.5LVDS2.5, 3.35.000 - 175.000±20, ±25, ±50, ±100100 max
CLF3225-156.257812-3.3-25-X-T-TR3.2 x 2.5LVDS3.3156.257812±25100 max
CLF3225-156.250-3.3-25-X-T-TR3.2 x 2.5LVDS3.3156.25±25100 max
FAST TURNAROUND CLOCK OSCILLATORS 3.2x2.5Package (mm)OutputSupply Voltage (V)Frequency Range (MHz)Stability (ppm)Jitter (fs)
XCO38 Series3.2 x 2.5LVDS2.5, 3.310.000-1200.000±20, ±25, ±50, ±100600 typ
XCO382IV11-156.2503.2 x 2.5LVDS2.5156.25±25600 typ
XC039 Series3.2 x 2.5LVPECL2.5, 3.310.000-1200.000±20, ±25, ±50, ±100600 typ
XCO392IV11-156.2503.2 x 2.5LVPECL2.5156.25±25600 typ
LVDS VCXO 3.2x2.5 & 5.0x3.2Package (mm)OutputSupply Voltage (V)Frequency Range (MHz)Stability (ppm)Jitter (fs)
VLF3 Series3.2 x 2.5LVDS3.340.000 - 170.000±20, ±25, ±50, ±100
VLF3325-D3-30-T-122.8803.2 x 2.5LVDS3.3122.88±2590 typ / 300 max
VLF5 Series5.0 x 3.2LVDS3.350.000 - 200.000±20, ±25, ±50, ±100
VLF5325-D3-30-T-122.8805.0 x 3.2LVDS3.3122.28± 2590 typ / 300 max
FAST TURNAROUND VCXO 3.2x2Package (mm)OutputSupply Voltage (V)Frequency Range (MHz)Stability (ppm)Jitter (fs)
XVO-38 Series3.2 x 2.5LVDS2.5, 3.310.000-1200.000±20, ±25, ±50, ±100600 typ
XVO383KV1-156.2503.2 x 2.5LVDS3.3156.25±50600 typ
XVO-39 Series3.2 x 2.5LVPECL2.5, 3.310.000-1200.000±20, ±25, ±50, ±100600 typ
XVO393KV1-156.2503.2 x 2.5LVPECL3.3156.25±50600 typ
LVPECL VCXO 9x14Package (mm)OutputSupply Voltage (V)Frequency Range (MHz)Stability (ppm)Jitter (fs)
V8F/V8M Series9.0 x 14.0LVPECL3.312.000 - 870.000±30400 max / 600 max
V8F-J-100.0009.0 x 14.0LVPECL3.3100±30400 max / 600 max
LVPECL VCSO 5x7Package (mm)OutputSupply Voltage (V)Frequency Range (MHz)Stability (ppm)Jitter (fs)
VCSL7 Series5.0 x 7.0LVPECL3.3400.000 - 1000.000±25, ±5030 max
VCSL7-3-D3-25-T-800.0005.0 x 7.0LVPECL3.3800±2530 max