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MEMS Timing

Being a disruptive technology over the century-old quartz oscillator, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) based oscillators have received wide market adoption in recent years due to the reliability, short lead times and small package sizes. Microchip is the leader in this rapidly growing market and can help you identify solutions for your timing needs. We offer industry’s most complete MEMS-based timing solutions that include both single output oscillators that are drop-in replacements to the traditional quartz oscillators, and multiple output clock generators that can provide a  highly-reliable and accurate reference clock to your system without the need of an external reference crystal.

Silicon MEMS-based timing devices offer high reliability (including AEC-Q100 certification for automotive use), wide operating temperatures (-55⁰C to 125⁰C), superb shock and vibration resistance, high accuracy (±10ppm) and small size (1.6mm x 1.2mm).

Featured Product: Industry’s Smallest Multi-Output MEMS Clock Generators

The DSC612/613 family of MEMS Clock Generators provide a true single-chip, multi-output solution for microcontroller-based systems. This flexible solution covers a wide frequency range without requiring an external crystal which saves power while reducing board space by up to 80 percent.

MEMS vs Quartz Oscillators

Side-by-Side Comparison of MEMS Oscillators to Quartz Oscillators
MEMS vs Quartz Comparison Table

Development Tools

ClockWorks Configurator

Configure your MEMS-based oscillators and get fast samples with this easy-to-use online tool.

TimeFlash Field Programming Kit

Easily program your MEMS-based oscillators to a custom frequency in seconds using this field programming kit.

ClockWorks Web Box
Please email us at tcg_help@microchip.com for more information about MEMS-based oscillators and clock generators.