Signal Hound PNCS-1 Low Phase Noise Clock Standard



PNCS-1 Low Phase Noise Clock Standard

The PNCS-1 Low Phase Noise Clock Standard provides an ultra-clean phase noise 1GHz sinewave that can be used as a phase noise reference standard for testing spectrum analyzer phase noise performance.

The PNCS-1 is also well suited for use as a system clock for ADC’s and DAC’s, reducing unwanted system-created spurious signals, and thus achieving the best possible system performance from the ADC or DAC. The PNCS-1 can save a system engineer time during product development when working with high performance ADC’s or DAC’s. By being a clean, ready 1GHz clock source, the PNCS-1 allows the engineer to achieve advertised performance from the ADC’s or DAC’s they are designing into a new circuit or product.


OUTPUT FREQUENCY : 1 GHz Nominal with 1.5 ppm rear panel frequency adjustment
RF Input Impedance (SMA connector)
50Ω nominal
HARMONICS  -35dBc Typical
SIZE AND WEIGHT  6.5” x 3.2” x 1.1” (259mm x 183mm x 55mm), 8.96 oz. (256.5 g)
POWER CONSUMPTION  4.5 watts sourced from the supplied AC/DC 13.5V wall adapter

All Signal Hound devices are calibrated to better-than-box specs during production. However, if you require a signed calibration certificate with a printed packet of calibration data, you will need to select this option.

Additional information

Weight 0.85 kg
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 10 cm
Calibration Certificate

No calibration certificate, Signed calibration certificate with cal data 1 yr