The SLC is a very affordable single or dual clock 7 GHz synthesizer that exhibits outstanding phase noise and jitter performance in a very small package.
With -178 dBc/Hz phase noise floor at 10 MHz, the SLC is the lowest phase noise compact clock synthesizer of the industry that can help you challenge tomorrow’s requirements for high speed, high bandwidth Software Defined Radio applications (SDR) and low phase noise PLL and DDS synthesis.
Its high power output is ideal to drive mixers’ LO inputs or high-speed digital clocks. Its very low jitter profile makes ADC and DAC testing more accurate. This source is often cleaner than a crystal oscillator and can offer a high SNR, up to 135 dB.
USB control helps you seamlessly integrate this tool in your test project or clock distribution architecture. Both synthesizers can be controlled completely independently and do not share any common reference frequencies. However, when coherent signals are required, they can be locked to each other with the help of their 10 MHz reference signals.
A unique feature allows multiple SLCs to align their outputs when Phase Coherence is important. Not only they are phase locked in a conventional way like other signal generators but their precise phase relationship is always the same even if you have switched to another frequency in between two measurements.
Optional ultra low phase noise OCXO allows the synthesizers to reach their best specification and if this is not enough, the external 10/100/400 MHz reference input/Outputs will extends its long term frequency stability (Allan variance) to the one of atomic clocks.
Why the SLC Series ?
Frequency Range: 2 MHz to 7 GHz
Phase Noise Floor: down-to -178 dBc/Hz !
One or Two Clock synthesizers configuration
Ultra Compact Form Factor Box
SNR up to 135 dB
0.001 Hz Resolution
Phase alignment for Phase Coherent applications
2 MHz to 7 GHz
Frequency Switching time:
< 150 us (option)
Frequency Dwell time:
2 ms to 20,000 ms
-30 dBm to +13 dBm (to +17 dBm in 4 MHz-4 GHz)
-70 dBc above 1 kHz offset
DC coupled FM (8ppm/V VCXO, 0.7ppm/V OCXO option)
SMA female, 50 Ohms
Typical Output Power Level
Below is the maximum RF output power level for the whole band. The SLC is capable of +18 dBm in most of its band and drive power demanding applications.
Phase Noise performance
Typical Phase Noise with standard phase noise installed (VCXO).