Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SiTime Debuts Highest Performance Silicon MEMS Timing Platform

SiTime introduced its new "Encore" Silicon MEMS timing platform for telecom, networking, wireless and storage systems. Like all of SiTime's oscillator offerings, Encore offers pin compatibility with existing quartz-based solutions, while delivering the highest stability, phase noise, jitter and aging performance.

Performance on the Encore platform includes:

  • ± 0.5 PPM frequency stability.

  • 650 femtoseconds of integrated RMS random phase jitter, measured over 12 kHz to 20 MHz. With this performance, Encore-based products are an excellent fit for Telecom, Networking, Wireless and Storage applications.

  • 200 femtoseconds of integrated RMS random phase jitter, using the FibreChannel 8.5Gbps jitter mask.

  • The widest pull range, up to ± 1600 PPM, on VCXOs.

"SiTime has used its Silicon MEMS technology and programmable analog expertise to deliver the best price-performance timing solutions that are available today," said Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime. "We believe that the Encore platform changes the game significantly as it forms an inflection point in the adoption of MEMS-based silicon timing solutions. These products offer the compelling benefits of silicon -- flexibility, size, power and lead time -- and enable customers to completely eliminate quartz from their systems."

SiTime is currently sampling the Encore chips to customers.http://www.sitime.com http://www.sitime.com/products/Encore