SiTime's Jim Holbrook knows what aerospace & defense customers need to build ruggedized systems. Learn more in his in-depth article
Aerospace and defense systems can be exposed to extreme temperatures or large magnitude shock and vibration events. Reliable operation under such harsh conditions couldn’t be more important, and in some circumstances could make the difference between mission success or mission failure.
State-of-the-art MEMS timing technology has come of age. Because MEMS-based timing products now exceed the performance of traditional quartz oscillators in many performance categories, it is ideally suited to meet the challenges of aerospace and defense.
In MEMS resonator design, the designer has control over the lateral shape of the resonator and thus control over resonant modes. MEMS are designed from the ground up to be free of spurious mode crossings with the fundamental mode and are therefore free of resonator-induced activity dips.