Adtran's Oscilloquartz optical cesium clock meets the European Metrology Institute's stringent requirements

Sept. 7, 2023
One of Central Europe’s authorities on metrology has conducted a rigorous evaluation of Adtran’s OSA 3300-HP.

One of the world’s leading metrology institutes has completed a three-month-long evaluation of Adtran’s OSA 3300-HP high-performance optical cesium atomic clock.

Based in Central Europe, the national laboratory tested Adtran’s solution to establish its suitability for scientific measurement and calibration applications that require precise synchronization. The OSA 3300-HP delivered the strict timing accuracy and long-term stability needed for metrology use cases. Adtran said the findings underline the value of how its Oscilloquartz optical cesium technology can be used for a broad spectrum of industries, from astronomical research to defense operations.

Building on Oscilloquartz’s 74-year history and the expertise of its team, the device provides a precise and ultra-stable frequency source for the most demanding and critical applications.

The platform’s optical cesium technology enables accurate synchronization over an extended 10-year lifetime, which Adtran claims pumps atoms to the desired energy states more efficiently than legacy magnetic-based solutions. The OSA 3300-HP’s compact design makes it suitable for multiple applications, even in ground space-constrained environments. It’s also fully compliant with the latest RoHS standards and strict EU demands.

Jörg Urban, AVP of EMEA business development at Oscilloquartz, Adtran, said the successful completion of the test with the metrology laboratory could enable it to target other opportunities that require precise synchronization platforms.

“Assessments by this leading scientific evaluation center are recognized as among the most stringent evaluations in the world of metrology,” he said. “Our OSA 3300-HP has proven its value for metrology, time-keeping institutes and scientific research by meeting and surpassing these rigorous standards. It will be the foundation for future innovation in sectors from satellite navigation to nanoscale technology.”

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