Trimble introduces Mini GPS clock for precise timing

Trimble introduces Mini GPS clock for precise timing

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Hannover, Germany, 15 March 2007: Trimble introduced a miniature Global Positioning System disciplined clock for precise synchronization of wireless networks, the Mini-T™ GPS Clock. Every wireless voice and data system requires its own unique slice of the radio spectrum. In order to optimize its assigned spectrum across very large geographical areas, wireless systems must be carefully timed and synchronized. Trimble’s Mini-T takes GPS disciplined clocks to a new level of integration and provides a simple, cost effective and high performance solution in Trimbles smallest form factor to date.

GPS clocks provide superior performance for precise timing applications such as maintaining Code Division Multiple Access holdover specifications, Enhanced 911 (E911) location positioning using Time Difference of Arrival, maximizing bandwidth for Wireless Local Loops (WLL), WiMax (wireless broadband connectivity) and broadcasting (DAB, DVB and VSAT). The Mini-T GPS Clock captures the features that these applications require, such as stable 10 MHz reference frequency and a precision 1 PPS output. An automatic self survey mode provides for a more accurate and stable reference source with faster recovery from power interruptions. Timing Superpackets™ technology from Trimble offers the user all of the timing information required by the host application, in an easy-to-use format.

The Mini-T GPS Clock is available now through Trimble’s distribution network. It is also offered in custom frequencies and form factors and is RoHS-compliant. A starter kit is also available for customer evaluations. The announcement was made today at CeBIT, the world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions for home and work environments.