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Silicon Labs Introduces Industry’s First Single-Die MEMS Oscillator

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 3:47pm
WDD Staff


Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) has introduced the industry’s most highly integrated MEMS-based oscillators designed to replace general-purpose crystal oscillators (XOs) in cost-sensitive, low-power and high-volume industrial, embedded and consumer electronics applications such as digital cameras, storage and memory, ATM machines, point-of-sale equipment and multi-function printers. The new Si50x oscillators are based on Silicon Labs’ patented CMEMS technology – the first to enable MEMS structures to be built directly on top of standard CMOS wafers in high-volume fabs, resulting in fully integrated, highly reliable monolithic “CMOS+MEMS” IC solutions. Features include:

  • Frequency support between 32 kHz and 100 MHz.
  • Frequency stability options: ±20, ±30, and ±50 ppm across extended commercial (-20 to 70 oC) and industrial (-40 to 85 oC) operating temperature ranges.
  • Extensive field- and factory-programmable features, including low-power and low-period jitter modes, programmable rise/fall times and polarity-configurable output-enable functionality.

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