SiTime Enters MEMS Clock ICs for Resilient Timing in 5G and Outdoors
Discover how integrated MEMS-based clock ICs eliminate the problems of clocks that use external quartz devices such as noise, impedance mismatches, unreliable startup and activity dips.
Having established itself in oscillators, SiTime this month announced its entry into clock chips, with its first MEMS clock system-on-chip (SoC), integrating MEMS resonator, oscillator and clock IC.
The company said this level of integration eliminates the potential problems typically associated with using other kinds of clocks that use external quartz devices which inherently have noise issues, impedance mismatches, unreliable startup and activity dips.
In an interview with EE Times, Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing for SiTime explained that growth in the timing market is being driven by 5G, internet of things (IoT) and automated driving, but more specifically it’s a result of taking electronics outdoors.