Basic understanding of SAW oscillator and filter specs.

See how our SAW Oscillators are made to withstand temperatures of -55°C to +125°C.

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About Spectrum Control SAW Filters

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What is a SAW Oscillator? How are they used?

We make multiple types of SAW filters and filter topologies, including Lumped Element Filter, Cavity Filter, Ceramic Filter, Waveguide Filter, SAW Filter, and the Low Pass Filter. There are four general filter functions, which include Bandpass Filter, Highpass Filter, and the Bandreject Filter.


We offer a wide-range of high-quality standard and custom surface acoustic wave (SAW) product solutions, including filters, oscillators, and delay lines. Our engineers and technical experts are able design and manufacture high-performance SAW products that feature minimal group delay variation and low insertion loss.

Competitive Advantage


Spectrum Control can manufacture SAW products on a certified MIL-PRF-38534 Class H&K line with Class 10,000 clean rooms and the capability to certify, screen, and test to the most rigorous of industry standards. Also, our products are hermetically seam sealed to maintain environmental integrity to pass the rigors of MIL-STD-883 Method 1014 Method 1014 Conditions A & C for both gross and fine lead detection.

Product Features

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  • Low phase noise performance to -124 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset
  • High stability of less than 10 ppm/year
  • Hermetically sealed
  • Rugged design for space and military markets.
  • Insertion loss as low as 1.2 dB
  • Shape factors below 1.10:1
  • Hermetically sealed packages
  • Meets MIL-STD-883 method 1014 conditions A & C for gross and fine leak
  • Ultra-Flat group delay as low as 8 ns part to part
  • Pre-Aged at 100°C to lock center frequency within 0.0005% (quartz only)

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About Spectrum Control

 Spectrum Control has over two decades of experience making SAW filters. We utilize a low jitter planar SAW which translates to extremely low phase noise performance and exceptionally low accumulated jitter. High performance is the cornerstone of our SAW Oscillator designs. Our SAW Oscillators undergo rigorous testing which include; constant acceleration, vibration testing, and stability bake. We use a low loss planar SAW device as the frequency controlling element. Adding multiple complimentary features including gold for low loss and kovar SAW packages results in a product with inherent high reliability to meet today’s demanding requirements.

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