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11/30/2011 05:01 AM EST
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R_Colin_Johnson
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re: IDT claims first piezoelectric MEMs
R_Colin_Johnson   12/12/2011 5:42:10 PM
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Not sure if those stats are available yet, but IDT has an info page at: http://www.idt.com/?id=6032

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YuanX   12/10/2011 5:49:58 AM
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It is encouraging and exciting that people are continuing this approach (piezo plus silicon). I wonder what the Q and the impedance of the pMEMS resonator are.

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madog   12/6/2011 9:11:16 PM
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STI offered this ability back in 2007. We tried it on Ethernet devices (15MHz) as a crystal replacement and it worked fine. Plus the drift over the expected lifetime was better than quartz. It was cost that was the hold-up.

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R_Colin_Johnson   12/1/2011 5:39:41 PM
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IDT will be releasing whole families of tiny pMEMS oscillators throughout 2012.

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GREAT-Terry   12/1/2011 4:36:02 AM
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A tiny, accurate and yet stable oscillator! It seems to be a very good innovation. Is there any short coming? It didn't mention any in the article but I wonder there is something being hid.

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R_Colin_Johnson   11/30/2011 9:17:50 PM
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Accuracy is not yet specified since actual production devices are not yet announced, but in testing IDT claims drift is just 2 PPM for pMEMS compared with 10 PPM for quartz after 1400 hours at 125 degrees C.

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Sanjib.A   11/30/2011 3:31:28 PM
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Are these going to replace the crystal oscillators? What is the typical accuracy offered by the pMEMS?

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prabhakar_deosthali   11/30/2011 5:24:48 AM
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This a good development. These new devices are better suited for industrial and military applications because of their extended temperature range and ruggedness .

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