High-Reliability Products Enable Key Applications in Defense, Underwater Geophysical Survey and Scientific MarketsALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its new thermally improved Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) components with full operating and storage temperature. The new devices offer the lowest power holdover atomic clock technology without compromising size, weight and power (SWaP) while operating at a wide temperature range.
With an operating temperature range of -10 to 70 degrees Celsius, Microsemi's new CSAC components are highly reliable, with improved product design, process enhancements and robust product verification/validation. The revolutionary technology enables new applications and missions not possible in the past with traditional OCXO and Rubidium clocks, offering the lowest SWaP clock technology in the industry at 17 cubic centimeters (cc) in size, 35g of weight and only 120 milliwatts of power. Microsemi's CSAC product offers ±5.0E-11 accuracy at shipment and a typical ≤ 9.0E-10/month aging rate, which makes it suitable for many low power atomic clock holdover applications.
"The enhancements to our CSAC product offering focus on providing the highest reliability without compromising performance for our customers, particularly in mission critical applications where every milliwatt matters," said Ramki Ramakrishnan, director of product line management, at Microsemi. "These devices utilize an innovative approach to the component level atomic clock that will help Microsemi access the entire oscillator industry, along with Miniature Atomic Clocks (MAC), and capitalize on the revenue growth potential within the defense, communications, industrial and Test & Measurement (T&M) markets."
According to the "Crystal Oscillator Market—Global Forecast & Analysts" report posted by Markets & Markets, the total available market (TAM) for the overall oscillator market is estimated to be $2.4 billion in 2016, with OCXO markets targeted by CSAC estimated to have a serviceable addressable market (SAM) of $260 million in 2016.
Microsemi's thermally improved CSAC products support the company's strategic presence in the defense and security markets, targeting applications such as low power holdover against GPS vulnerabilities for position, navigation and timing security. They are also suitable for holdover in underwater (ocean bottom nodal) applications and atomic frequency reference in T&M market applications.
"Leveraging the unique attributes of Microsemi's CSAC technology, our company is able to offer an unprecedented combination of holdover, g-sensitivity, low power consumption and warm up performance, while reducing the footprint to less than the critical 0.6 inches height—allowing retrofitting of legacy equipment," explains Said Jackson, president of Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc. "The CSAC combined with our battle- and theater-proven software algorithms and support hardware enables vastly extended mission times while providing critical backup performance for GPS-denied environments when even the optional integrated Selective Availability Anti-spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS technology is jammed."
Microsemi's thermally remediated CSAC components are sampling now, with full production in October. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-synchronization-systems/embedded-timing-solutions/components/sa-45s-chip-scale-atomic-clock or contact Email Contact.
About Microsemi's Timing and Synchronization Product Portfolio
As a global provider of advanced timing and synchronization solutions, Microsemi offers a complete portfolio of precise time and frequency products that span all levels of integration, from integrated circuits, to components for embedded applications, to timing and synchronization systems, to turnkey timescales for customers around the world. Microsemi's embedded timing solutions include component clocks, such as the rubidium Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC) and the Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC), with best-in-class performance for their respective power consumption levels, as well as modules, providing GPS Disciplined Oscillators (GPSDOs) and bus level timing. At the systems level, solutions offered by the company generate, distribute and apply precise time for the communications, aerospace, defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. Customers range from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide. Using the technology offered by Microsemi, customers are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company's advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. These systems support today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS® timing. To learn more visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-synchronization-systems/timing-synchronization-systems.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.
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