CTS Releases New Series of Tuning Fork Crystal Models
Lisle, IL – CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) announces two new tuning fork crystal product series; TFE Series for designs requiring very low equivalent series resistance [ESR] and TFA Series supporting extended temperature ranges for automotive and industrial applications. Along with the new series releases, CTS is also adding two legacy packages to the overall tuning fork portfolio.
Many of today’s electronic devices require some form of timekeeping that include current time, calendar events or processing scheduled tasks. Keeping track of time and organizing multiple tasks such as taking measurements, monitoring communications and wake-up on demand surveillance; real time clock references [RTC] provide a cost effective solution that support such critical functions.
LOW ESR SERIES – TFE32, TFE20, TFE16
Portable or handheld electronics require low power FPGAs and microcontrollers [MCUs] to preserve battery life for long hours of operation. Operating at voltage levels below 1.5V require crystals with low ESR to ensure crystal start-up and minimize current consumption during wake-up on demand operations. The new Low ESR Series offer resistances as low as 50k ohms maximum and are available in three ceramic package size options; 3.2mmx1.5mm [TFE32], 2.0mmx1.2mm [TFE20] and 1.6mmx1.0mm [TFE16].
AUTOMOTIVE & INDUSTRIAL GRADE SERIES – TFA32, TFA20, TFA16
Developed to function in the extreme environmental conditions for automotive and industrial applications, the new TFA product series offer operating temperature options to -40°C to +125°C. This series is compliant to automotive standard AEC-Q200 and is available in three ceramic package size options; 3.2mmx1.5mm [TFA32], 2.0mmx1.2mm [TFA20] and 1.6mmx1.0mm [TFA16].
LEGACY DESIGNS – TF415 and TFSM26
Continued demand for older standard package formats and CTS’ ability to provide quality devices at competitive pricing, drives the release of these two models. TF415 comes in a 4.1mmx1.5mm ceramic package, standard tolerance at ±20ppm and parabolic temperature coefficient -0.034ppm/°C2 over -40°C to +85°C. TFSM26 is housed in a 6.2mmx2.1mm cylindrical thru-hole package, with the leads formed to create a surface mount footprint. This configuration is a compatible replacement for Citizen CMR200T and Micro Crystal MS1V-T1K.
These new model series were added to an extensive line of tuning fork crystal products, supporting a wide range of package sizes from the large plastic legacy type to smaller ceramic configurations used in portable applications. A complete product listing can be found on the CTS website, http://www.ctscorp.com/connect_product_line/crystals/.
All CTS tuning fork crystal designs operate at 32.768kHz and include features such as turnover temperature range of +25°C ±5°C, standard load capacitance of 12.5pF with other load options available, the lowest series resistance values available [platform dependent], insulation resistance of 500M ohms at +100VDC and storage temperature range at -55°C to +125°C. All TF Series products are RoHS compliant and shipped in standard tape and reel packaging, except TFNC Series.
Production volume and samples are available now. For more information call +1-800-982-5737 (North America), +65-6481-1466 (Asia) or +1-508-435-6831 (all other regions), E-mail: email@example.com, see our website for more information as well as to contact a CTS Sales Representative or one of CTS’s many distribution partners.
CTS (NYSE: CTS) is a leading designer and manufacturer of products that Sense, Connect and Move. CTS manufactures sensors, actuators and electronic components in North America, Europe and Asia, and supplies these products to OEMs in the aerospace, communications, defense, industrial, information technology, medical and transportation markets Asia.
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