Synchronization is one of the most important requirements for telecommunication systems. SyncE (Synchronous Ethernet) and PTP (precision time protocol), defined by IEEE 1588, are the most common standards used for synchronization in packet networks. In both SyncE and PTP applications, the local oscillator has a direct impact on the quality of the recovered clock or time.

Oscillator datasheets guarantee performance specifications under ideal operating conditions. However ideal conditions do not exist in real-world applications and TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator) performance under environmental stressors is unknown.

Learn about MEMS Super-TCXOs that provide significant performance and reliability benefits compared to traditional quartz TCXOs when operating under dynamic conditions. They are designed to be immune to common environmental stressors such as air flow and temperature transients, shock and vibration, power supply voltage variation, and output load variation.