Stanford FS725 Benchtop Rubidium Frequency Standard

Time/Frequency Instruments

Distributed only in Germany
This is a discontinued product
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  • Overview

Key Facts

  • 10 MHz and 5 MHz rubidium disciplined outputs
  • 20 year aging less than 0.005 ppm
  • Ultra low phase noise (<-130 dBc/Hz at 10 Hz)

Specifications

Output frequencies 10 MHz sine, 5 MHz sine, 10ms wide 1 pps pulse
10MHz / 5MHz amplitude 0.5Vrms, ±10% (1.41 Vpp or +7dBm)

Key Facts

  • 10 MHz and 5 MHz rubidium disciplined outputs
  • 20 year aging less than 0.005 ppm
  • Ultra low phase noise (<-130 dBc/Hz at 10 Hz)
  • Built-in distribution amplifiers (up to 22 outputs)
  • 1 pps input and output for GPS synchronization
  • RS-232 computer interface
  • Two status alarm relays

The FS725 integrates a rubidium oscillator (SRS model PRS10), a low noise universal AC power supply, and distribution amplifiers in a compact half-width 2U chassis. It provides stable and reliable performance, with an estimated 20 year aging of less than 5 x 10-9 and a demonstrated rubidium oscillator MTBF of over two hundred thousand hours.

There are two 10 MHz and one 5 MHz outputs with exceptionally low phase noise (–130 dBc/Hz at 10 Hz offset) and one second Allan Variance (<2 x 10-11). The 1 pps output has less than 1 ns of jitter and may be set with 1 ns resolution.

Up to three internal distribution modules can be added to the FS725. Each module has four 10 MHz outputs, one 5 MHz output, and one 1 pps output, all with the same low phase noise, harmonic distortion and jitter.

In most cases the FS725 will be used as a stand-alone frequency standard due to its extremely low aging. However, it can also be phase-locked to an external 1 pps reference (like GPS) for Stratum 1 performance.

An RS-232 interface allows direct communication with the rubidium oscillator. Using the provided Windows software, you can easily monitor and control 1 pps timing, and determine the instrument's operational status.

There are two alarm relays that indicate the status of the rubidium oscillator lock state and synchronization to an external 1pps input. The relays are SPDT providing both normally-open and normally-closed operation

The FS725 is an ideal instrument for calibration and R&D laboratories, or any application requiring a precision frequency standard. You can now inexpensively deploy accurate frequency references throughout a facility.

Sales Region only Germany

For Stanford power supplies please see PS310, PS325, PS350.

Specifications

Output frequencies 10 MHz sine, 5 MHz sine, 10 ms wide 1 pps pulse
10 MHz / 5 MHz amplitude 0.5 Vrms, ±10% (1.41 Vpp or +7 dBm)
1pps pulse amplitude 2.5 V into 50W, 5 V into HiZ
Phase noise (SSB) <-130 dBc/Hz (10 Hz)
<-140 dBc/Hz (100 Hz)
<-150 dBc/Hz (1 kHz)
<-155 dBc/Hz (10 kHz)
Spurious <-100 dBc (100 kHz BW)
Harmonics <-60 dBc
Accuracy at shipment ±5´ 10-11
Aging (after 30 days) <5´ 10-11 (monthly)
<5´ 10-10 (yearly)
5´ 10-9 (20 years, typical)
Short term stability
(Allan variance)
<2´ 10-11 (1 s)
<1´ 10-11 (10 s)
<2´ 10-12 (100 s)
Holdover 72 hour Stratum 1 level (1´ 10-11)
Frequency retrace ±5´ 10-11 (72 hrs off, then 72 hrs on)
Settability <5´ 10-12
Trim range ±2´ 10-9 (0 to 5 VDC)
±0.5 ppm (via RS-232)
Warm-up time <6 minutes (time to lock)
<7 minutes (time to 1´ 10-9)
Front Panel Indicators (Green LEDs)
Power "On" when AC power is applied
Locked "On" when frequency is locked to rubidium
1pps input Blinks with each 1 pps reference input applied to rear panel
1pps sync "On" when 1 pps output is synchronized within ±1 ms of 1pps input
Receive Blinks "on" when RS-232 characters are received by FS725
Send Blinks "on" when RS-232 characters are sent by FS725
Rear Panel Connections
Frequency Adjust 0-5 VDC to adjust frequency by +/- 0.002 ppm (normally unconnected)
1 pps input One 100 kW input. Requires CMOS level pulses (0 to 5 VDC). If an external 1 pps input is applied, lock is maintained between the 1 pps input and 1 pps output with computer adjustable time constant from 8 minutes to 18 hours.
10 MHz outputs Two 50W isolated 10 MHz sine outputs
5 MHz output One 50 W, 5 MHz sine output
1pps output One 50 W pulse output
Optional outputs Each option board provides four 10 MHz, one 5 MHz and one 1 pps outputs. Up to 3 boards may installed.
Alarm relays Max current, 3 A. SPDT, normally open or normally closed. May be wired in parallel with other relays to "wire-or" a single alarm.
Rb lock Relay status matches the front panel "Locked" LED.
1 pps Relay status matches the front panel "1 pps sync" LED
RS-232 9 pin connector configured as DCE, 9600 baud. Windows RbMon Software is provided.
Environmental
Operating temperature +10 °C to +40 °C
Temperature stability Df/f <±1´ 10-10 (+10 °C to +40 °C)
Storage temperature -55 °C to +85 °C
Magnetic field Df/f <2´ 10-10 for 1 Gauss field reversal
Relative humidity 95% (non-condensing)
General
AC power 90 to 132 VAC or 175 to 264 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 50 Watts
Dimensions 8.5" ´ 3.5" ´ 13"(WHL)
Weight 9 lbs
Warranty One year parts and labor on materials and workmanship
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