master oscillator


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master oscillator

[′mas·tər ′äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
An oscillator that establishes the carrier frequency of the output of an amplifier or transmitter.
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For more information on Symmetricom's ovenized quartz master oscillators, visit: http://www.
This fourth generation XL series light source, built on Cymer's production-proven Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) platform, provides customers with seamless integration and rapid time-to-market.
The 3,000th shipment, an XLA 200, is the world's first excimer light source engineered for process development and volume production of semiconductors at the 45nm node -- enabling immersion photolithography techniques -- and is Cymer's third generation Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA)-based argon fluoride (ArF) light source
Since it began shipping in 2003, Cymer's Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) XL Series light sources have experienced widespread market adoption, with a current installed base of over 130 dual-chamber light sources.
The XLA 200 is the world's first excimer light source engineered for the volume production of semiconductors at the 45nm node, using immersion photolithography techniques, and is Cymer's third generation Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA)-based argon fluoride (ArF) light source.
In anticipation of this paradigm shift, several years ago, Cymer developed the XL Series -- Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) dual-gas-discharge-chamber light sources.
Integrating our XLA 105 into the 193nm immersion scanner at IMEC further validates the ability of our patented Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) architecture to meet the exacting specifications of the industry's emerging lithography technologies.
Moreover, this level of shipments, combined with the sizeable number of these light sources currently in production at chipmakers around the world, illustrates the growing global acceptance of Cymer's patented and production proven Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) technology.
This third-generation Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA)-based argon fluoride (ArF) light source -- is targeted for volume production of semiconductor devices at the 45-nm node and beyond.
This second-generation ArF light source in the XL Series -- based on Cymer's revolutionary Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) dual-gas-discharge-chamber technology -- is targeted at volume production of semiconductor devices for the 65-nm node and beyond.
A series of 12 master oscillators of fixed frequency controlled the top 12 semitones, and a series of frequency dividers controlled the lower notes.

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