Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The development of the world's first* ultralow power-driven (0.8V min) crystal clock oscillator

NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD. has developed the world's first environment-friendly, miniaturized (2.5 x 2.0 x 0.9 mm) and ultralow power-driven crystal clock oscillator “NZ2520SF”.

Recently, eco-friendly products have become popular in various applications, and the move towards energy conservation has accelerated. For this reason, there is a strong demand for electronic components constituting these products to be environment-friendly, and due to the requirements for long-life battery and multi-functionality, energy conservation through both miniaturization and power saving is desired especially in compact devices such as mobile phones or handheld devices. In order to meet these market needs, we have developed a crystal clock oscillator that can be operated at ultralow power (0.8V min).

“NZ2520SF” is the world's first* 2.5 x 2.0 mm type crystal clock oscillator that can be operated at ultralow power (0.8V min). In comparison with existing crystal clock oscillators, the operating voltage is about 50% lower and the current consumption is at least 40% lower (Fig.1). This is equivalent to approximately 70% reduction in power consumption.

This product helps achieve low-power operation, has significant increase in battery life and reduction in environmental load especially in mobile devices such as multi-functional mobile phones, silicon audio players, PND (Personal Navigation Device)and notebook computers. Due to its wide frequency range (1.5 to 50MHz), other than mobile application devices, it can be used in a wide range of electronic devices, leading to environmental load reductions in various fields in the electronics industry.

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