Rubidium Frequency Standard 8040C

Rubidium Frequency Standard 8040C

Product Information

Today’s precision test equipment requires a stable reference to make accurate frequency measurements. The equipment used varies depending on stability, accuracy and output signal format. All of these parameters can lead to a multitude of configurations, platforms and products that can be expensive to implement and maintain.

The Microchip 8040C rubidium frequency standard solves this problem by providing a stable and accurate frequency reference with multiple output signal formats in an easy to install 1U rack mountable chassis.

Unlike other units, the 8040C offers configurable RF outputs, external GPS disciplining and a RS-232 interface for command and control.

Atomic Clock Performance

Delivering atomic clock performance, the 8040C offers improved frequency, long-term stability, and configurable RF outputs, built-in GPS disciplining and a RS-232 interface for command and control in the field.

8040C has six outputs, each of which can be user configured to provide a 1, 5 or 10MHz sine or square wave or 1PPS output. The standard configuration for the 8040C has three 10MHz, one 5MHz, one 1MHz and one 1PPS output.

Improved Frequency Accuracy and Long-Term Stability

A 1PPS input allows the 8040C to be disciplined by an external GPS receiver for improved frequency accuracy and long-term stability. The 8040C auto adaptive algorithm allows plug-and-play connectivity for easy GPS disciplining.

The 8040C is field configurable allowing the instrument to support changing functionality as your system evolves.

If more outputs are required, the 8040C can be purchased with an option card that adds six additional outputs, bringing the total output configuration to 12. The option card, like the standard unit, can be configured for any combination of available frequency or format.

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Key Features

  • Six configurable outputs
  • RF & pulse outputs
  • AC input
  • Remote monitoring & control
  • GPS disciplining
  • Twelve configurable outputs (optional)
  • Low phase noise multiple output signal formats (optional)
  • DC input (optional)