Sunday, October 23, 2011

SiTime High Performance MEMS Differential Oscillators

SiTime introduced a set of high performance differential oscillators with 10 PPM stability and only 500 femtoseconds of jitter and targeted at high performance telecom, storage and networking applications such as core and edge routers, SATA / SAS / FibreChannel host bus adapters, cloud storage, servers, wireless base stations and 10Gb Ethernet switches.

The SiT9121and SiT9122 MEMS oscillators can be custom configured and use industry-standard footprints, enabling easy replacement of quartz differential oscillators without any design or layout changes.

"Traditional differential oscillators that are based on legacy quartz, SAW and overtone technology have inherent limitations in stability and reliability,�? said Piyush Sevalia, vice president of marketing at SiTime. “The new SiT912x differential oscillators offer a unique combination of ultra performance and programmable features that were developed with SiTime's analog CMOS and all-silicon MEMS technology. Our breakthrough products render traditional oscillators obsolete, and accelerate the electronics industry's usage of MEMS oscillators.�?

Key features:

  • 500 femtoseconds of integrated RMS phase jitter (12 kHz to 20 MHz) to meet the stringent requirements of applications such as SONET

  • ±10, ±25, and ±50 PPM total frequency stability for better system timing margin

  • Wide frequency range: 1 to 220 MHz for SiT9121 and 220 to 650 MHz for SiT9122

  • Programmable frequency with 6 decimal places of accuracy, ensuring the highest system performance

  • Configurable LVPECL and LVDS signaling levels

  • 50,000 g shock and 70 g vibration resistance, along with 500 million hours MTBF for high reliability applications

  • Operating voltage of 2.5V or 3.3V

  • Industrial (-40 to +85°C) and extended commercial (-20 to +70°C)

  • Industry standard footprints in 5.0x3.2mm and 7.0x5.0mm packages

  • Sample shipments in 48 hours and production lead time of 3-5 weeks.