[time-nuts] ICS525 Battery Top Singnal Generator - Frequency Synthesizer-Translator, Test Transmitter, (Crystal Replacement?)

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Fri May 5 09:01:34 EDT 2006

Glenn wrote:
> I'd definately be interested in using something like this as a crystal 
> replacement. I have a pair of old SGC 712 HF radios on the self, waiting 
> for something like this. I'd also be very interested in a serial 
> controlled version.

I've been looking into the ICS525 chip myself, and coincidentally talked 
yesterday to one of their engineers.  He warned me that these chips are 
designed as clock replacements, not RF oscillators, and the phase noise 
would likely be unacceptable for analog RF uses.


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