Rakon Has Released a New Application Note for Network Synchronisation Timing Requirements
The Application Note outlines synchronisation performance and temperature profile options of quartz crystal based oscillator timing sources for network synchronisation – to satisfy the requirements for stable clocks.
Network equipment of different deployment scenarios such as macro basestations and small cells, or outdoor housed equipment vs indoor equipment, may have the same performance expectations – but different cost targets. Specifically for synchronisation, oscillator performance is key, and very much dependant on the ambient temperature changes. This paper discusses practical temperature profiles, which may be considered for synchronisation performance testing, based on oscillator performances at various cost levels. Synchronisation testing in practical, realistic conditions saves considerable equipment cost by including the right components from the outset.
Author, Ullas Kumar, is an Applications Manager at Rakon and has been a speaker at WSTS. Prior to Rakon he was a qualified Telecom Systems Engineer. He holds an MBA, Masters and Bachelor of Technology in Telecommunications Engineering. To register to download a copy of the paper click on Synchronisation Performance and Temperature Profile located here.