Microwave Journal reports on SiTime's XCalibur and how it is disrupting the timing industry.
SiTime Corporation introduced the SiTime® XCalibur™ active resonator. This innovative new product category solves supply chain constraints using programmable semiconductors to deliver a drop-in replacement for quartz crystal resonators. Additionally, XCalibur provides higher performance and reliability while reducing development time by up to two months in automotive, enterprise and industrial applications.
“SiTime’s portfolio consists of many unique solutions that deliver value to customers. We are continuing that tradition by creating a new category of MEMS-based active resonators that opens up a $200 million SAM within the $4 billion resonator market,” said Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing at SiTime. “Our new XCalibur active resonators solve quartz availability problems through programmability and by using the semiconductor supply chain that is independent of quartz. Additionally, quartz resonators are notorious for posing design challenges requiring additional testing and development, delaying customers’ projects. XCalibur solves these challenges by providing a more reliable, flexible drop-in replacement that’s much easier to implement.”