Low Noise Microwave Synthesizers – Request for Quote

Low Noise Microwave Synthesizers – Request for Quote

To provide an interrogation microwave signal for a caesium fountain atomic clock.

Contract summary


  • Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses) – 38000000

Location of contract

TW11 0LW

Value of contract


Published date

27 May 2020

Closing date

18 June 2020

Contract start date

23 July 2020

Contract end date

31 December 2020

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




Purpose and Scope of this RFQ

The National Physical Laboratory [NPL] The National Physical Laboratory requires a low noise microwave frequency synthesizer to provide an interrogation microwave signal for a caesium fountain atomic clock.
The synthesizer should phase lock to external reference source in RF range.

Requirement is for 2 units.


About the buyer


Hampton Road
TW11 0LW




Other information


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