Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SiTime Introduces MEMS-based Clock Generator

SiTime Corporation introduced a new MEMS-base programmable clock generator aimed at high-performance networking applications. The SiT9105 is the first MEMS-based clock generator to offer mixed LVCMOS and differential outputs in a single package, while also reducing board area by up to 66%. SiTime is targeting the SiT9105 for use in routers, switches, bridges, servers, base stations, repeaters and other high-performance equipment.

"Unlike the quartz industry, SiTime is using silicon technology to accelerate the pace of innovation in the timing industry," said Piyush Sevalia, vice president of marketing at SiTime. "Previously, engineers used several discrete components (resonators, oscillators and level translators) to implement the same functionality that is offered by the SiT9105. By integrating this functionality into a single package, the SiT9105 programmable clock generator offers board space, size, and BOM cost saving to the customer. In addition to integration, all SiTime devices offer many other programmable features (such as frequency, stability, and operating voltage) that are just not available from quartz suppliers."


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