Kyocera introduces new Z-series clock oscillators

ANI | Updated: Feb 22, 2018 14:58 IST

Tokyo [Japan], Feb 22 (ANI): Kyocera Corporation on Thursday today introduced a new series of clock oscillators specially designed to support multi-size and frequencies for quick-turnaround delivery requirements, qualified by Automotive Electronics Council's (AEC) reliability standards.

Samples of Kyocera's new Z-Series clock oscillators for electronic equipment and automotive electronics are now available worldwide.

Clock oscillators have become essential to digital equipment by providing the precisely timed reference signal that controls an electronic circuit. As electronic equipment development cycles grow continually shorter, demand for quick-delivery component samples continues to rise. Additionally, the trend toward smaller, more functional, better-performing electronic devices is also fueling demand for clock oscillators that offer tighter frequency tolerance over a wider operating temperature range.

Kyocera developed the Z-Series clock oscillators to meet these demands while providing unprecedented flexibility in a standardized, quick-fulfillment solution. The Z-Series is based on a platform structure that enables Kyocera to offer the widest range of clock oscillator specifications using a single, standardised crystal blank, driver IC and ceramic package combination.

This platform structure is based on a miniature footprint for compactness, but is adaptable to fit a wide range of other standard clock oscillator dimensions through the use of Kyocera's platform structure. Kyocera created this platform structure to make the Z-Series suitable for any design requirements, from the smallest IoT devices to large-scale network equipment. This modular structure also allows Kyocera to ship samples on a very quick-turnaround basis.

Z-Series clock oscillators use Kyocera's platform structure, which combines a fixed size head unit (consisting of a quartz crystal, ceramic package and driver IC) mounted to a glass epoxy substrate in a variety of standard dimensions. The use of a common head unit reduces lead times by eliminating the need to design the IC, package and crystal elements individually for each standard dimensions.

The new Z-Series is available in two types: "Standard Frequency Stability," for emphasizing quick delivery; and "High Frequency Stability," for applications requiring tighter frequency tolerance over a wide temperature range. Both types are qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council's reliability standards AEC-Q100 (for ICs) and AEC-Q200 (for passive components). (ANI)

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