Research facilities and laboratories often require a source of precise time and high-accuracy frequency. Trimble provides a range of specialized GPS-based timing receivers to meet a wide set of applications. Supported by the TSIP binary or NMEA ACSII protocols, these products supply pulse-per-second (PPS) and 10 MHz reference outputs in a number of configurations.
The Thunderbolt® E GPS disciplined oscillator enables systems to achieve high accuracy in a cost-effective way. This combination of GPS receiver and oscillator is inherently “on time”. Your PPS or 10 MHz reference is locked to the atomic time clocks of the GPS system and in turn to UTC.