SiTime Corp.'sSiT9107 is a high frequency,
programmable, differential oscillator for networking, storage and industrial
applications. The SiT9107 is used in high performance applications such as
Ethernet Switches, Solid-State Drives (SSD), Optical Line Terminals (OLT), RAID
controllers and Host Bus Adapters (HBA), Servers, Memories and PCIe-based
embedded applications. The SiT9107 supports common protocols such as Gigabit
and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS, SATA, DDR, microprocessor and FPGA clocking.
The key features of the SiT9107:
Wide frequency range (220 to 800 MHz) that supports a
large range of applications
Configurable output signaling level, LVPECL, LVDS,
CML, HCSL, eliminates need for external level translators
Frequency stability, Â±10, Â±15, Â±20, Â±25 and Â±50 PPM
Up to 5 decimal
places of frequency accuracy, provides most precise, customized clock
1.8V operating voltage supports newer ASSPs, while 2.5
and 3.3V are also available.
Available in industry standard footprints (5.0 x 3.2 and
7.0x5.0 mm) for easy replacement of existing quartz-based solutions.
The SiT9107 is available now in volume production. The devices are priced at
$7.13 in 1000 units for frequencies up to 500 MHz, 50 PPM stability, commercial
temperature range in a 5.0 x 3.2 package.
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