Product designers must develop ways to reduce application size while increasing battery life as consumer demand for small Internet of Things (IoT) and portable electronics devices increases.
The operation of these items depends heavily on timing devices, yet clock sources typically need many components to match the frequency specifications of consumer devices, using up board space and energy in the process.
For microcontroller-based systems, the family of MEMS clock generators offers a real single-chip, multi-output solution.
With this adaptable approach, a wide frequency range can be covered without the need for an external crystal, saving power and taking up to 80% less board space.
The family is perfect for embedded systems based on microcontrollers since it provides up to three clock outputs ranging in frequency from 2 kilohertz (kHz) to 100 megahertz (MHz).
A MHz main reference clock, a 32.768 kHz Real-Time Clock (RTC) for the microcontroller (MCU), and another MHz clock for features like connection and sensors, for instance, can all be provided by the clock generator in an IoT application.
The Global Multi-Output MEMS Clock Generators market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2030.
The DSC613 clock series from Microchip Technology is the smallest MEMS clock generator in the industry and does away with the requirement for an external crystal by integrating a low-power, highly stable Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) resonator.
System designers must either employ a clock generator with an external crystal for the reference input or numerous crystals/oscillators adjacent to the controllers on a board to accommodate the range of frequencies needed in today’s smart gadgets.
A MEMS resonator and two low-power Phase-Locked Loops (PLLs) are integrated into a 6-pin DFN package as small as 1.6 mm x 1.2 mm by the DSC613 series, which is a real single-chip solution.
The DSC613 family is highly suited for small devices that need low power operation, such as digital cameras, smart speakers, Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, streaming sticks, and set-top boxes. This is due to the DSC613 family’s small package size and considerable frequency flexibility.
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