Smyrna, Ga. – Murata Americas launched its XRCGD series of quartz crystal resonators at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The quartz crystal resonator line meets the strictest frequency tolerance requirements for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and radio frequency/baseband applications, said Murata.
The devices are housed in a hermetically sealed package that is compatible with industry standard 2016 package size (measuring 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.45 mm), and are said to offer a cost advantage over other similar sized hermetically sealed packaging used today. The series achieves a total tolerance of +/-20ppm, nominal frequencies ranging from 24 MHz to 48 MHz. The operating temperature is -30 deg C to +85 deg C.
Designed for wearable and handheld electronic devices using wireless communication functions, these devices can benefit from the size offered by a 2016 package, which often use larger and less expensive 3225 size crystal products, said Murata. The XRCGD series extends the company’s Hybrid Crystal Resonator (HCR) line-up to deliver a hermetically sealed solution in a 2016 package without a cost penalty.
Availability: Samples are available with mass production starting in Q2 of 2014.