SiTime Enters Wearables, IoT Markets with 32 kHz MEMS

Enables Paradigm Shift toward Smaller Size, Longer Battery Life

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 4, 2014 – SiTime Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, today introduced the smallest, lowest power 32 kHz TCXO (temperature compensated oscillator). With its tiny footprint and ultra-low power consumption, the SiT1552 MEMS TCXO enables a paradigm shift in the size and battery life of wearable electronics and Internet of Things (IoT); such benefits are not available from legacy quartz devices.

“The markets for wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) are growing at a rapid pace. With this growth comes a need for customized devices that enable new features and higher performance,” said Marwan Boustany, Senior Analyst for MEMS & Sensors at IHS. “SiTime is a market share leader in the MEMS timing market and these advanced, 32 kHz MEMS TCXOs further support their market position.”

“By using its game-changing TempFlat MEMSTM and analog technology, SiTime has once again shattered the limitations of quartz. The SiT1552 MEMS TCXO is 20% of the size and consumes 50% of the power of comparable quartz devices,” said Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing at SiTime. “Our MEMS enable new system architectures that offer higher performance, small size and longer battery life. With another industry first, we continue to revolutionize the timing industry with our breakthrough MEMS solutions.”

The SiT1552 is the smallest TCXO available today and is available in a 1.5 x 0.8 mm chip scale package (CSP). The SiT1552 MEMS TCXO can perform various functions in a system such as:

  • Reference for real time clock (RTC) function
  • Sleep clock for connectivity – Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, WiFi
  • Heartbeat clock for battery supervisory function

Compared to a quartz TCXO, the SiT1552 MEMS TCXO is:

  • 20% of the size and is available in a 1.5 x 0.8mm CSP
  • 50% lower power, typically consuming less than 1 micro-amp
  • 45% thinner, with a height of 0.55 mm
  • 10 times faster startup, with a startup time of 0.3 milliseconds
  • 30 times higher shock resistance
  • 15 times higher reliability, at 500 million hours MTBF

Additional features of the SiT1552 include:

  • ±5 PPM frequency stability that enables 2 to 3 times longer battery life compared to a 180 PPM quartz resonator
  • NanoDriveTM, a programmable, low swing output that minimizes power and directly interfaces to the oscillator / RTC circuit in the downstream processor or PMIC
  • 1.5 to 3.63V operation, making it ideal for products that use a coin-cell or super-cap battery backup

Devices in the 1508 CSP are available in production now. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information and datasheets, visit www.sitime.com/products/32-khz-oscillators/sit1552
SiT1552 graphics: www.sitime.com/sit1552-press-kit

About SiTime
SiTime Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, is revolutionizing the $5B timing market with silicon MEMS timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. With 80% market share and over 200 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing.

SiTime’s configurable solutions enable customers to differentiate their products with higher performance, reduced size and better reliability. The rich feature set and flexibility of our solutions allows customers to consolidate their supply-chain, reducing cost of ownership and time to market. By using standard semiconductor processes and high volume plastic packaging, SiTime offers the best availability and shortest lead times in the industry.

Top-tier manufacturers are experiencing these benefits and recognize SiTime as The Smart Timing Choice™.




Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Editorial
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
H-1B Visa: de Geus’ tragedy looms large
Peggy AycinenaIP Showcase
by Peggy Aycinena
IP for Cars: Lawsuits are like Sandstorms
More Editorial  
Jobs
Staff Software Engineer - (170059) for brocade at San Jose, CA
Technical Support Engineer for EDA Careers at Freemont, CA
Technical Support Engineer EU/Germany/UK for EDA Careers at N/A, United Kingdom
Mechanical Designer/Engineer for Palo Alto Networks at Santa Clara, CA
ASIC/FPGA Design Engineer for Palo Alto Networks at Santa Clara, CA
Lead Java Platform Engineer IOT-WEB for EDA Careers at San Francisco Area, CA
Upcoming Events
Embedded Systems Conference ESC Boston 2017 at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston MA - May 3 - 4, 2017
2017 GPU Tech Conference at San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 West San Carlos Street San Jose CA - May 8 - 11, 2017
High Speed Digital Design and PCB Layout at 13727 460 Ct SE North Bend WA - May 9 - 11, 2017
Nanotech 2017 Conference & Expo at Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center WA - May 14 - 17, 2017
DAC2017



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy