Micro Oscillator, Inc. Releases an Evolutionary New Clock Oscillator All Silicon CMOS Based Clock Oscillator will Replace Ceramic Resonators
(PRWEB) October 27, 2003
Bala Cynwyd, PA (PRWEB) October 27, 2003 Micro Oscillator, Inc. (MOI), an innovative provider of all silicon CMOS based clock oscillators, today announced the release of its new clock oscillator, the MOI-2000.
The MOI-2000 clock oscillator is a CMOS integrated circuit that can replace ceramic resonators and crystal oscillators in microcontroller based systems that do not require precise accuracy. The patented temperature compensated oscillator can operate at +/- 0.5% total frequency accuracy over the temperature and voltage range without using ceramic resonators, quartz crystals or other external components for frequency determination.
The MOI-2000 has a frequency range from 2MHz to 20MHz. The total tolerance is +/- 0.5% over a standard temperature range of 0 degC to 70 degC. Total tolerance is inclusive of initial frequency tolerance, tolerance over temperature and voltage, and long-term tolerance. The MOI-2000 also operates over an industrial temperature range of -40 degC to 85 degC with a total tolerance of +/- 1.0% and over an automotive temperature range of -40 degC to 150 degC with a total tolerance of +/- 1.5%.
The MOI-2000 operates at 5V or 3.3V. Current consumption is extremely low at 1.6mA for the 5V device and 0.7ma for the 3.3V device.
Other all silicon based clock oscillators on the market have not been able to meet the tolerance requirements required and have not been considered viable solutions, said Scott Smyser, Senior Analyst for Frequency Control at iSuppli Corporation, El Segundo, California. Micro Oscillators solution does meet the tolerance requirements and is a cost competitive solution.
The MOI-2000 is very durable and reliable. Unlike ceramic resonators or crystal oscillators that rely on mechanical vibration for frequency generation, the MOI-2000 generates its frequency through an integrated circuit with no mechanical vibration.
The MOI-2000 is used on board F/A-18 fighters and inside military ammunitions, and can operate at 80kGs, said Fred Mirow, President, MOI. I sure wouldnt want to subject a ceramic or crystal resonator to those kinds of conditions.
MOIs breakthrough technology also offers integration opportunities. Ceramic resonators and crystal oscillators can not be integrated into microcontrollers. The MOI-2000 is a CMOS integrated circuit that can be integrated into other silicon.
The MOI product is a breakthrough for clocking microcontrollers, Smyser said. Microcontroller manufacturers that integrate the MOI-2000 will be able to offer their customers a more streamlined solution that requires even less discrete circuitry.
Production samples of the MOI-2000 are available now.
About Micro Oscillator, Inc.
Micro Oscillator, Inc. (MOI) is revolutionizing the way that microcontrollers are clocked with its all silicon CMOS based clock oscillators. The Micro Oscillator is a CMOS integrated circuit using MOIs patented temperature and voltage compensation technology. The Micro Oscillator can achieve precise frequency accuracy over the temperature and voltage range without using ceramic resonators, quartz crystals or other external components for frequency determination. For more information, please visit http://www.micro-oscillator.com.
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