Cardinal Components (Wayne, NJ) is introducing a new functional module product line called Real Time Plus (RTP).

The Real Time Clock features:

  • Two-wire I2C control.
  • RoHS Solid State Battery (ENERCHIP enabled).
  • Trickle charge-recharging circuit.
  • Power management circuit.
  • 32 kHz watch crystal.
  • SMD package (also available in a plastic LGA).
  • 8 Bytes of Ram.
  • 2 Bytes of EEPRO.
  • Discrete plastic Surface Mount 10 x 12 mm package. 

Initial introduction includes three versions: the CRTPN05 with 4-day battery backup, the CRTPA12 with 20-day backup, and the CRTPA50 datasheet with 90-day backup. Cardinal’s Real Time Plus saves design time, board space, and cost, and it provides customers the ability for further system integration. Its unique features make the RTP a good fit for a host of markets, including consumer electronics, industrial, commercial, aerospace, agricultural, medical, and military.


  • Smart energy.
  • Eco-friendly.
  • Energy harvesting.
  • Micro-robotic vehicles.
  • Perimeter security.
  • Border intrusion networks.
  • Metering.
  • Wearables.
  • Instrumentation.
  • Aircraft monitoring.
  • Telemedicine.
  • Implantable medical devices.
  • Green technologies.
  • ATMs.
  • POS systems.
  • Surveillance and safety monitoring systems.
  • Data logging.
  • Time keeping/stamping.
  • Ticketing systems.
  • Portable and battery operated devices.
  • White goods.
  • Wireless networks.

Future products will also incorporate EEPROM memory, oscillators, power management, communications interface, controls, and other sensors integrated in a new plastic surface-mount style package.  

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