SiTime enhances SiT8008 MEMS oscillator; multiples configuration options

Announcing that the SiT8008 low power MEMS oscillator can now operate between 1.62 and 3.63V, SiTime says the enhanced device can accelerates time to revenue, while simplifying inventory management for industrial and medical electronics development.

In addition to the expanded voltage range, the popular SiT8008 MEMS oscillator also includes additional programmable features such as frequency and drive strength programmability. The SiT8008 offers millions of possible configurations, adds SiTime. For example, industrial and medical applications such as factory automation, seismic sensing, and data acquisition all use many clock sources in a single system. These applications can benefit from its programmable features.

The MEMS oscillator is available from Digi-Key with short lead times. “Digi-Key is excited to offer additional value to our customers with custom programmed MEMS timing solutions from SiTime,” said David Stein, vice president of global supplier management at Digi-Key Electronics. “Customers can now order a continuous voltage option of the popular . . . SiT8008, programmed and [shipped] in as little as 48 hours,” he continued. The continuous voltage feature reduces qualification requirements across a customer’s various applications, enabling faster time-to-market, added Stein.

“Traditional oscillators are usually configured for specific frequencies and operation at one of 1.8, 2.5, or 3.3V voltages. Each configuration then requires a separate component qualification and will need to be stocked in inventory,” explained Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing at SiTime. “On the other hand . . . with the SiT8008 . . . if a customer uses multiple oscillator configurations, only one component qualification is required, reducing the time burden on valuable engineering resources. The SiT8008’s ability to operate at any voltage between 1.62V and 3.63V further simplifies system design – a customer can choose the voltage rail already available in the system rather than design a new one, which can also reduce component count.”

Along with continuous voltage operation, the SiT8008 also offers industry-leading resilience and reliability, a wide programmable frequency range with six decimals of accuracy, low power consumption, small package size, and short lead times, said SiTime.

Parts are available for sampling and in low-volume production quantities from Digi-Key now.

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