Monday, January 09, 2012

NXP Launches Compact High-Precision MEMS Frequency Synthesizer - EETimes Europe

NXP Launches Compact High-Precision MEMS Frequency Synthesizer - EETimes Europe

NXP Semiconductors has developed a high-precision silicon MEMS-based frequency synthesizer that it sees competing directly with quartz crystal-based timing devices.

Using MEMS technology replaces a quartz crystal with a bare silicon die that is more than 20 times smaller than the smallest crystal available today and does not require any dedicated, quartz-like, ceramic or metal-can hermetic package. Instead, it can be merged with other ICs into a standardized, low-cost plastic package.

By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk

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