SiTime Transforms Precision Timing with New Epoch Platform
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SiTime Epoch Platform delivers 2x longer holdover and ensures reliable, continuous network operations. (Photo: Business Wire)
“The release of the Epoch Platform is a pivotal moment for SiTime and the electronics industry,” said
Precision timing is critical to network performance and reliability. All nodes in the network must be synchronized in time. For example, all nodes in a 5G network must always be synchronized within hundreds of nanoseconds, which is 10X more stringent than 4G. This level of synchronization must be maintained despite network outages. By delivering up to 2X better performance, 9X smaller size and 3X lower power in applications such as datacenter switches and routers, 5G base stations and core infrastructure, the Epoch Platform sets a new bar in performance and reliability.
“As the world embraces next-gen technologies, like the explosion of AI, the reinvention of the cloud data center, and high speed 5G/6G cellular networks, advanced circuit and network timing solutions have become critical in ensuring performance, fault tolerance and reliability,” said
SiTime Epoch Platform Delivers 2X Longer Holdover and Ensures Reliable, Continuous Network Operations
A synchronized network relies on multiple, redundant timing sources to ensure continuous operation. One of these sources is an ultra-stable, local oscillator, typically an OCXO, which will “holdover” the network and ensure continued operation when other timing sources are impacted.
However, legacy quartz OCXOs are inherently unreliable and prone to performance degradation in the presence of environmental stressors such as temperature changes and vibration. To date, electronics companies compromised on real-world performance, reliability, size, power, and warm-up time to achieve the one thing that an OCXO delivered – a stable clock reference.
With the Epoch Platform, SiTime is breaking through all these limitations of quartz OCXOs. Epoch delivers 2X longer holdover, even under environmental stressors, enabling telecom and cloud service providers to deliver service continuity in real-world conditions.
Key Features of SiTime Epoch Platform
- Any frequency between 10 and 220 MHz, programmable up to 6 decimal places of accuracy.
- 8 hours of holdover, up to 12 hours with aging compensation – 2X better than other solutions in real-world environments.
- ±1, ±3, ±5 ppb frequency stability over temperature
- Highest operating temperature range: -40 °C to +95 °C
- 2.5, 2.8, and 3.3 operating supply voltage
- 3X lower power: 420 mW
- 3X better ADEV under airflow: 5e-12 at 10 seconds averaging time
- 3X lower aging: ±0.08 ppb/day
- 2X faster time to stability – 60 seconds
- 9X smaller footprint, 3X lower height: 9 mm x 7 mm x 3.73 mm
- Digital control with 5E-14 resolution: I2C and SPI interfaces
Engineering samples of the SiT58xx Epoch Platform are available now for qualified customers. General samples will be available in
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