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SiTime’s Time Machine II Programmer Delivers Instant Customized Oscillator Samples

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Enables Faster Development and Higher System Performance

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – October 21, 2015SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), today introduced the Time Machine II™, a portable programmer for MEMS oscillators. This programmer instantly customizes MEMS oscillators enabling engineers to accelerate design time and optimize system performance.

“Legacy quartz oscillators cannot be customized easily; samples are delivered after 15 to 20 weeks and the payment of an NRE fee,” said Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing at SiTime. “With SiTime’s Time Machine II programmer, designers can instantly program SiTime’s MEMS oscillators to get exactly what they need, when they need it. Designers can now dramatically accelerate their development and use unique programmable features to improve system performance. This is another example of how SiTime’s innovation is transforming the $5 billion timing industry.” 

With the Time Machine II programmer, engineers can configure the frequency, voltage, stability, and special features of MEMS oscillators. Features such as spread spectrum and adjustable rise and fall times are extremely useful to designers in the last stages of their development, as they help to improve EMI performance without lengthy board changes. 

The Time Machine II MEMS oscillator programmer delivers the following features and benefits:

Complete solution for best out-of-box experience

  • Smallest (70 mm diameter) programmer can be used in any lab or office environment
  • Add-on socket cards support all popular QFN and SOT23 oscillator packages
  • Blank field programmable oscillator starter packs included


Easy to use

  • One click programming software
  • USB powered, eliminates need for external power supply



  • Hardware upgradable for future products
  • Auto software update

The Time Machine II programmer and field programmable MEMS oscillators are available now from SiTime’s authorized distributors and online at Digi-Key. For more details, please visit

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About SiTime
SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), offers MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. SiTime’s configurable solutions enable customers to differentiate their products with higher performance, reduced size and better reliability. The rich feature set and flexibility of SiTime’s solutions allow customers to consolidate their supply-chain, reducing cost of ownership and time to market. By using standard semiconductor processes and high volume packaging, SiTime offers the best availability and shortest lead times in the industry. With 80% market share and over 300 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing.



Piyush Sevalia
Executive Vice President, Marketing
SiTime Corporation




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