Atomic Clocks & Oscillators Product Safety Data Sheet (PSDS)
This Product Safety Data Sheet should answer any questions relating to shipping/handling of Rubidium oscillators and products housing them.
What is the lifetime/reliability of Rubidium clocks?
The rubidium lifetime (or reliability) is 20 years. Click here for more information.
What’s the Rubidium hazard for safety, health and environmental management?
Click here. Since we are strictly selling Rubidium product and not Rubidium material, the document is named PSDS (Product Safety Data Sheet) rather than MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet). The PSDS document contains information related to Q&A in handling/shipping of Rubidium (Rb - Rubidium is a rare, surprisingly soft whitish-grey metal. It is used in ultra precise atomic clocks to make oscillators.) oscillators and system products containing Rb oscillators.
How do you mount the mRO-50 clock?
-No Ultrasonic and Megasonic cleaning
-No reflow process : soldering with ROHS solder wire SAC305 manual soldering. Below 10s @ 260°C on each pin.
-PCB cleaning : Manual isopropanol cleaning with a brush
What if you need to ‘ruggedize’ the assembly of the mRO-50?
-Do not need to solder the mRO-50 on the PCB board
-SpT advises to glue it on the PCB with an epoxy adhesive 2216 type
What if no analog frequency adjustment is necessary on the mRO-50?
The pin #1 (IN analog frequency adjustment) must not be connected to any voltage potential if not used (not grounded) (instructions under section 4.8.4 Center frequency adjustment of the Manual)
How do you discipline the mRO-50 on an external reference source?
To implement an analog frequency adjustment for disciplining the mRO-50 the process is the same as disciplining an OCXO
To implement a digital frequency adjustment for disciplining the mRO-50, the process workflow can be provided with a request at email@example.com to assist with implementation.
What if I still have questions?
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