Category: Embedded Solution Product of the Year
Silicon timing, with MEMS and advanced analog technology at its core, is disrupting the quartz timing industry. The SiTime SiT9501 differential MEMS oscillator is transforming high performance optical and data communications for outdoor 5G deployment. Now SiTime’s third generation of MEMS technology is accelerating this market transformation with a product that delivers uncompromising performance for 100G – 800G optical modules. With the device’s smaller size, customers get up to 50% space savings to integrate more features and reduce development time. The SiT9501 is ideal for other high-performance applications, including datacenter switches, telecom routers, edge servers, AI/graphics cards, and storage controllers.
What makes the SiT9501 oscillator a product of the year?
The SiT9501 leads in all areas: design superiority, dominance over quartz solutions, and impact in the electronics market – by solving long-standing engineering challenges. The first oscillator to use SiTime’s third generation MEMS, the SiT9501 is ideal for high-performance, high-throughput applications such as optical modules, datacenter switches, telecom routers, edge servers, and AI/graphics cards.
The SiT9501 wins against quartz products
Compared to quartz products, the SiT9501 outperforms quartz-based oscillators, both PLL-based and non-PLL-based. The SiT9501 is the lowest-jitter programmable oscillator. Available in a 2016 package, the industry’s smallest differential oscillator footprint, the SiT9501 provides the following features:
- Popular networking frequencies – from 25 MHz to 644.53125 MHz
- 70 femtoseconds of RMS phase jitter – low jitter improves BER
- Wide temperature range – from -40 to +105°C
- On-chip voltage regulators to filter power-supply noise – enhances power integrity for module designs
- Innovative FlexSwing™ driver – reduces power consumption by 30% and integrates source-bias LVPECL resistors
These features and performance metrics are essential for high-performance, high-throughput applications like optical modules where low jitter, small size, and low power consumption are especially important.
Watch video: MEMS timing solutions for optical modules
Learn more about how SiT9501 meets the evolving needs of optical modules in this video.