Silicon Clocks Announces MEMS Temperature Stability Breakthrough
Mon, 03/09/2009 - 8:16am
Silicon Clocks announced its breakthrough CMEMS-ZeroThermal™ passive temperature compensation technology that enables MEMS resonators to exhibit comparable temperature stability to quartz crystals, while simplifying oscillator design and reducing power and circuit size. First-generation MEMS oscillator solutions use resonators whose frequency varies quickly in response to temperature variations, typ. in the 15 to 30 ppm/°C range, while quartz crystals exhibit a sensitivity in the 0.25 to 1 ppm range. The tech enables improvement of 30x over other MEMS solutions to match quartz-crystal performance, according to the company, and has been demonstrated across a range of resonator designs from the low kHz to several hundred MHz.