Epson announces New Series of Compact High-Frequency Oscillators
Epson today announced the commercial development of a new, three-product series of compact crystal oscillators. The oscillators in the new SG-210S*H series measure 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm and oscillate at a stable, high fundamental frequency in the 80 MHz to 170 MHz range. Volume production of the series is slated for April 2012. In recent years, faster digital equipment speeds and higher network carrying capacities have been driving the need for higher frequency operating clocks used in this equipment. The majority of high-frequency crystal oscillators used as clock sources come in large packages measuring 7.0 mm x 5.0 mm.
To answer this demand, Epson leveraged its QMEMS technology, which combines quartz materials with micro-electromechanical system technology, to commercialize the SG-210S*H series. The oscillators in this series are equipped with a built-in crystal unit that oscillates at an extremely stable fundamental frequency .Power consumption is reduced by approximately 70%compared to comparable existing Epson products.