CANADUINO 60kHz Atomic Clock Receiver Module WWVB MSF JJY60

CANADUINO 60kHz Atomic Clock Receiver Module WWVB MSF JJY60

CAD 19.77

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The new version of UNIVERSAL-SOLDER / CANADUINO atomic clock receiver module is the most advanced and best equipped AM Atomic Clock Receiver module available today..

We designed this product around the awesome receiver chip from Micro Analog Systems (Finland), just like the old module was. It means, this module is in particular designed for the use with micro controllers in an operating voltage range of 2 to 15V, and standard logic levels 3.3 / 5V.

This is new:
– We added an ultra quiet LDO voltage regulator, to offer a wide supply voltage range of up to 15V.
– We added 4 LEDs to show the status of power, AGC, power down mode, and output.
– We added drivers for the output signal, and an inverted output, both capable of driving up to 15mA.
– We modified the antenna design for a better reception with an even shorter antenna stick.

The new designed, fine tuned 60kHz antenna replaces the old 100mm long antenna, and guarantees even better reception than the old model.

This module can be used to receive the atomic clock signal transmitted by:
– WWVB (US/Canada)
– JJY60 (Japan)
– MSF (England).

The advantages compared to other modules:
– wide operating voltage range 2* to 15V
– 60 mm tuned high-gain, high-Q antenna
– current consumption <100µA (LEDs off)
– super high sensitivity of 0.4µV (RMS)
– power down control pin
– fast start-up
– AGC control on/off

This kit needs some soldering. Crystal, antenna, and pin header are not assembled for a more flexible use. So is it possible to use a different crystal and different antenna, for example for a 40kHz setup for Japan, or a DCF77 setup for Europe.

If you don’t want to develop your own project, you can find many projects online, using 60kHz atomic clock receiver.

From Arduino data logger to Nixon tube clocks. There are also libraries for Arduino IDE and other development sources online.

We highly recommend to read the official Wikipedia article about WWVB (Fort Collins) time signal.

Download detailed data sheet for the MAS6180C receiver IC.

Andrew Hooper’s WWVB clock Arduino project on GitHub.

Benjamin Russel’s AVR-ASM-WWVB-Atomic-Clock on GitHub.

Documentation CANADUINO Atomic Clock Receiver Kit

Documentation for the old model is available here.

* The module will work as expected with a voltage of as low as 2V. But the LEDs might not work as expected. We recommend a minimum voltage of 3V.

Weight0.045 kg
Dimensions30 × 30 × 15 mm






1 review for CANADUINO 60kHz Atomic Clock Receiver Module WWVB MSF JJY60

(verified owner)

It took me quite a while to get a good output signal. In the process of trying to figure out why things were not working, I wound a large coil and tuned it near 60 kHz, and then found that my monitor was outputting a large 60kHz signal. So I moved the whole receiver module to my attic floor with a 5V supply. After night fall in Ft. Collins I got a beautiful signal on my ‘scope. To drive the signal from my attic to the basement where my PIC was mounted, I added a transistor with a 2.2K Ohm resistor so the 5 meter cable length was isolated from the receiver module. The purpose of the module is to reset a real time clock which drifts a few minutes a month. By resetting every night or so, my RTC is correct and I don’t have to worry about manually dealing with daylight time changes. The module works great, but you have to be far away from ground (i.e. high enough up) and far away from noise sources like monitors.