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IDT 4M piezoelectric MEMS oscillators

5/11/2012 01:47 AM EDT
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agk
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re: IDT 4M piezoelectric MEMS oscillators
agk   5/13/2012 7:22:58 AM
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pMEMS is a quartz crystal free oscillator.The company says this is more reliable and lower cost compared to the quartz based oscillators. They also provide a evaluation board to test these components easily. They are seeming to even provide few thousand numbers of custom specified frequencies.

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re: IDT 4M piezoelectric MEMS oscillators
sharps_eng   5/19/2012 7:25:15 PM
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It is a big step to change the heartbeat of your system. These use a piezo resonator fabricated at MEMs level, not quite the same as a quartz crystal. But if it delivers, expect to see it built into SoCs. I'm still waiting for MCUs and oscillator manufacturers to implement a differential interface for low EMI. Now pin count isn't so critical there's no excuse

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