SiTime Corporation announced the Cascade family of MEMS clock ICs for 5G, wireline telecom and datacenter infrastructure. This clock-system-on-a-chip (ClkSoC) family, the SiT9514x, consists of clock generators, jitter cleaners,and network synchronizersthat deliver multiple clock signals in a system. This clock family uses SiTime’s recently launched third-generation MEMS resonators that deliver higher performance with lower power.
Communications and enterprise electronics have previously used clock ICs with external quartz references to integrate multiple timing functions and to distribute clock signals. SiTime’s new, all-silicon clock architecture provides more integration by integrating a MEMS resonator reference inside the package. More importantly, with SiTime’s proven MEMS technology, the Cascade clock-system-on-a-chip delivers up to 10 times higher reliability and resilience, enabling the 5G vision of zero downtime. Either standalone or together with SiTime’s MEMS TCXOs and OCXOs, the SiT9514x delivers a complete timing solution for applications such as 5G RRUs, small cells, edge computers, switches, and routers.
5G is expected to deliver 10 times faster speeds and 10,000 times more data, with 50 times lower latency and zero downtime. To make this vision a reality, 10 to 30 times more devices will be deployed, many of them in uncontrolled environments close to the consumer. Each of these connectivity gains is dependent on the accuracy, resilience and reliability of the timing heartbeat of the system. Silicon MEMS timing technology inherently provides better reliability and resilience which is critical to support the quality of service planned for 5G.
Benefits of SiTime’s Complete Clock-System-on-a-Chip
The SiT9514x clock-system-on-a-chip family is sampling now. For more information, visit SiTime Corporation.