SiTime introduces smallest programmable spread spectrum clock oscillator family

November 4, 2008: SiTime Corp., a manufacturer of MEMS-based silicon timing solutions, has introduced a new family of programmable spread spectrum clock oscillators that are the smallest in the industry and offer the widest frequency range and lowest cycle to cycle jitter.

The first solutions in this high-performance product line include the SiT9001, which offers the industry’s smallest footprint for space constrained applications, and the SiT9002, the a differential output programmable spread spectrum clock oscillator. Both devices include an embedded MEMS resonator as the clock reference, which eliminates the need for external components.

“Our new spread spectrum oscillators are drop-in replacements for standard oscillators, which will help our customers to eliminate expensive delays in development and bring their products to market faster,” said Piyush Sevalia, vice president of marketing at SiTime. “These programmable MEMS-based oscillators enable users to reduce electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and pass environmental testing without the need to redesign their boards or use expensive metal enclosures.”

Both the SiT9001 and SiT9002 use SiTime’s proven MEMS technology to offer 10× better robustness and reliability than existing, quartz-based solutions, supporting longer-life electronics. The devices’ programmability also allows delivery of samples in 24 to 48 hours and production quantities in two to three weeks.


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