Cesium Clock Primary Frequency Standard 5071A

Cesium Frequency Standard 5071A

Product Information

Unsurpassed Accuracy, Stability and Reliability for Demanding Laboratory and Field Applications

Accurate, stable, and capable of delivering extremely predictable time and phase for long periods, the Microchip 5071A Cesium Clock Primary Frequency Standard meets the needs of leading-edge metrology and calibration labs. Used with GNSS systems, the 5071A provides master clock integration for telecommunication, satellite communication, and navigation systems.

Delivering Exceptional Frequency Stability

Easy to use, the 5071A delivers exceptional frequency stability. Thanks to a stability specification for 30-day averaging time, the 5071A can keep extremely predictable time and phase for long periods. Combined with a GNSS timing receiver, the 5071A primary frequency standard can produce a highly robust, inexpensive, and redundant frequency and time system.

Key Features

Frequency Accuracy to 5 x 10-13

The intrinsic accuracy of the cesium beam tube assures that any 5071A option 001 will power up to within 5 x 10-13 of the accepted standard for frequency. This is achieved under full environmental conditions in 30 minutes or less, and without the need for any adjustments or alignments.

Long-Term Stability Better than 1 x 10-14

The 5071A option 001 high-performance cesium beam tube guarantees stability to be better than 1 part in 10-14 for averaging times of five days or greater. The 5071A is the first cesium standard to specify stability for averaging times longer than 100,000 seconds (approximately one day).

Easy to use with Automatic Start-up and Intuitive Menu Structure

Automatic start-up is simple and requires no adjustments. A logical menu structure simplifies front-panel operations, selections, and status reporting. The 5071A can be operated and maintained anywhere. All controls are programmable, status can be checked remotely, and no adjustments or alignments are necessary during operation. An internal battery provides 45 minutes of backup in case of AC power failure.

Proven Reliability

The 5071A has demonstrated an average mean time between failures (MTBF) of greater than 160,000 hours since its introduction in 1992.

Robust Warranty

The 5071A Standard Performance comes standard with a 2-year electronics warranty and 10-year tube warranty.

Cesium beam frequency and time standard instruments from our partner Microchip meet the most stringent requirements demanded by commercial, military and space applications. Their Cesium instruments are built to provide stand-alone dependability, ease of use, and ease of installation. A three-decade legacy of reliability makes them the preferred choice in the critical time or frequency systems found in telecommunications timing, calibration and metrology laboratories, satellite tracking stations and spaced-based master time standards.

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Key Features

  • Frequency accuracy to 5 x 10-13
  • Long-term stability better than 1 x 10-14
  • Easy to use with automatic startup and intuitive menu structure
  • Proven reliability
  • CE compliant