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SiTime has entered the smartphone/tablet/mobile app market with the first MEMS oscillator in a chip scale package (CSP)

Posted on May 10, 2013
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SiTime MEMS 32kHzSiTime, which leverages SOI for high-performance MEMS timing solutions, has entered the smartphone/tablet/mobile app market with the first MEMS oscillator in a chip scale package (CSP). SiTime’s solutions offer area savings of 85%, cut power by 50% and are 15 times more reliable, all of which enable smaller, lower power and longer lasting mobile electronics. SiTime already claims 80% share of the MEMS timing market. The new SiT15xx family of 32 kHz MEMS oscillators can replace crystal resonators in mobile apps, eliminating the need for load capacitors, minimizing board area and also offers a more robust system startup in extreme temperatures, says the company. In addition to smartphones and tablets, the SiT15xx family is ideal for devices that require small size and low power such as fitness monitoring and watch products, medical monitoring and wellness devices, sport camcorders, wireless keypads and mouse devices. Devices in the chip scale package begin sampling in May 2013.