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.
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.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.