Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SiTime Introduces TempFlat Technology for MEMS Oscillators

SiTime introduced TempFlat MEMS technology -- an ability to eliminate temperature compensation in precision timing applications, resulting in higher performance, smaller size, lower power and cost.

TempFlat MEMS technology is being used in SiTime’s SiT15xx family of kHz oscillators for Smartphones.  The devices are currently available.

“In 2006, our semiconductor process enabled the first production MEMS oscillator. Since then, we have had many firsts – we introduced a MEMS TCXO, a MEMS oscillator with 500 femtoseconds of jitter, and a clock generator with integrated MEMS – all of which are used in consumer, industrial and cloud applications. Most recently, we entered the fast-growing smartphone market with our TempFlat MEMS-based 32 kHz oscillators,” said Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime. “In 2011, SiTime demonstrated 100 PPB (parts per billion) stability with our high-performance temperature compensation. With TempFlat MEMS, which is 30 times better than SiTime’s prior resonators, we can get to 5 PPB oscillators for Stratum 3E timing in base stations, small cells and optical networking. SiTime is now uniquely able to service all segments of the electronics industry.”