Crystal oscillators from Q-Tech suit LEO satellites

Crystal oscillators for low earth orbit (LEO) constellation satellite applications are available from Q-Tech.

The space-qualified QR780 crystal oscillators are designed for use as primary clocks in LEO, small communications and broadcasting satellites. The QT780 series is offered with a range of operating frequencies (230kHz to 162.5MHz for a variety of LEO programs and ECCN:EAR99 listing to facilitate procurement to qualified international customers.

Reliable performance is supported by 50kRad(Si) total dose ionisation radiation hardening and 20,000 g shock resistance. Optional screening per MIL-PRF-55310, Lvl B with PIND to meet DLA specs including particle impact noise detection is also available.

The low profile, small footprint (5.0 x 7. 0mm) are high-shock hybrid oscillators with an IC operating at 1.8, 2.5, 3.3 or 5.0V and a miniature strip quartz crystal.  The QR780 series is offered in selected ceramic package configurations from surface-mount technology (SMT) to straight leads and formed leads.

“The QT780 series oscillators are available now.

Q-Tech was founded in 1972 to provide crystal clock oscillators and frequency control products for demanding applications. It manufactures qualified products to MIL-PRF-55310 as well as ultra-high reliability standards such as Aerospace Corporation TOR (GPS III) and NASA GSFC specifications and services the military, aerospace, down-hole and deep space industries.

Q-Tech is certified to the AS9100 and ISO 9001 quality management systems. The Company maintains a global presence with sales capabilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

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