Microchip Introduces The Industry’s Smallest Package and Lowest Power MEMS Oscillators in DSC6000 Family

by September 28, 2016 0 comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the availability of the DSC6000 family of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) oscillators. The new family is the industry’s smallest MEMS MHz oscillator with the lowest power consumption over full frequency range of 2KHz to 100MHz.

The DSC6000 MEMS oscillators can be used as clock references in small, battery-powered devices such as wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in which small size, low power consumption, and long-term reliability are paramount. They also meet the stringent mechanical durability and reliability requirements within Automotive Electronics Council standard Q100 (AEC-Q100), so they are well suited for under-hood applications as well.

Microchip’s DSC6000 oscillators are housed in industry standard 4-pin DFN packages ranging from as small as 1.6 x 1.2 mm up to 7 x 5 mm, and consume just 1.3 mA (typical) — less than half the current consumption of the lowest power quartz-based oscillators. They also have a maximum operating temperature range of -40oC to +85oC and +/-25 ppm maximum drift over this range. They can sustain 500 times more shock and five times more vibration than a quartz oscillator, ensuring rock-solid stability in most operating environments.

Microchip’s ClockWorks online configuration tool allows designers to easily select the right oscillator in terms of frequency, package size, ppm and temperature range and then request complimentary samples of that oscillator through the same tool. The TimeFlash Field Programming Kit provides instant frequency generation by fusing the One-Time Programmable (OTP) memory in a blank DSC6000 part that can be ordered separately.

Development support

To facilitate evaluation and development, Microchip’s ClockWorks Configurator is available online at clockworks.microchip.com/Timing. Microchip’s TimeFlash Field Programming Kit that supports the DSC6000 family is available at http://www.microchip.com/timeflash. Evaluation boards programmed to customer specifications are available upon request through any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor.

Availability

The DSC60xx and DSC61xx are in production today and available now in 10K quantities. Package options include: 1.6 x 1.2 mm; 2.0 x 1.6 mm; 2.5 x 2.0 mm in 4-pin VLGA; and 3.2 x 2.5 mm in 4-pin VDFN. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s website at http://www.microchip.com/DSC6000.

To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorised distribution partners.

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