Munich, Germany Epson Toyocom Corporation has released an ultra-thin SMD tuning fork crystal unit. The FC-13F measures 3.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 mm, making it a good fit for mobile devices.
The company said it was able to achieve the small size by using a combination of QMEMS (quartz microelectromechanical systems) and high-precision technologies. The FC-13F provides almost the same performance as the previous 32.768 kHz FC-135 model. Except for thickness, the FC-13F has the same external dimensions as the FC-135 currently in production.
The FC-13F features a standard frequency tolerance of ±20 x 10-6 (25°C) and a motional resistance of 80 kΩ maximum. The turnover temperature is 25°C ±5°C. Click the link for the FC-13F datasheet.
Available in volume production, click the link for distributor contacts.
Epson Europe Electronics GmbH, 1-800-228-3964, www.epson-electronics.de