A versatile timing microsystem based on wafer-level packaged XTAL/BAW resonators with sub-µW RTC mode and programmable HF clocks

D. Ruffieux, N. Scolari, F. Giroud, T.C. Le, S.D. Piazza, F. Staub, K. Zoschke, C.A. Manier, H. Oppermann, James Dekker, Tommi Suni, G. Allegato

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Abstract

Over recent years the several decades long quartz-dominated timing industry has been continuously challenged by the introduction of new products or demonstration of prototypes based on MEMS resonators [1-4]. The poor intrinsic stability of such devices has led to the development of very high performance temperature sensors to reach TCXO-level frequency stability [5]. One of the true advantages of the technology is the fact that well-proven semiconductor manufacturing technologies amenable for high volume production can be leveraged to produce wafer-level encapsulated low-cost components. This paper explores how XTAL resonators could benefit from similar wafer level, vacuum sealing packaging technologies with the demonstration of a generic versatile timing module.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2013
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages196-197
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-4516-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4515-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event60th IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 17 Feb 201321 Feb 2013

Conference

Conference60th IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2013
Abbreviated titleISSCC 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period17/02/1321/02/13

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Ruffieux, D., Scolari, N., Giroud, F., Le, T. C., Piazza, S. D., Staub, F., Zoschke, K., Manier, C. A., Oppermann, H., Dekker, J., Suni, T., & Allegato, G. (2013). A versatile timing microsystem based on wafer-level packaged XTAL/BAW resonators with sub-µW RTC mode and programmable HF clocks. In Digest of Technical Papers : IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2013 (pp. 196-197). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSCC.2013.6487697