Functional Modules integrate RTC and solid state battery.

Press Release Summary:

Housed in 10 x 12 mm SMD package, Real Time Plus™ Modules integrate Real Time Clock with 2-wire I2C control, RoHS solid state battery, trickle charge-recharging circuit, power management circuit, and 32 kHz watch crystal. Devices also incorporate 8 Bytes of RAM and 2 Bytes of EEPROM. Providing 4-, 20-, and 90-day battery backup, respectively, Models CRTPN05, CRTPA12, and CRTPA5 are suited for consumer electronics, industrial, commercial, aerospace, agricultural, medical, and military markets.

Original Press Release:

Cardinal Components, Inc., Introduces a New Real Time Plus(TM) Line, Integrating Real Time Clock, Crystal, and Solid State Battery with Charging Circuit, in a Discrete SMD RoHS Compliant Package

WAYNE, N.J. – Cardinal Components, Inc., a leader in manufacturing of integrated electronic components and timing solutions, is introducing a new functional module product line called Real Time Plus™ (RTP™). RTP™ integrates a full-featured Real Time Clock with a two-wire I2C control, a RoHS Solid State Battery (ENERCHIP™ enabled), trickle charge-recharging circuit, power management circuit, and a 32 kHz watch crystal, all in an SMD package, also available in a plastic LGA. The RTP™ incorporates 8 Bytes of Ram and 2 Bytes of EEPROM for customers' application within a discrete plastic Surface Mount 10 x 12 mm package.

Initial introduction includes three versions: the CRTPN05 with 4-day battery back up, the CRTPA12 with 20-day back up, and the CRTPA50 datasheet,  with 90-day back up. Cardinal's Real Time Plus™ saves design time, board space and cost, and provides customers the ability for further system integration.

These unique features make this new product a good fit for a host of markets, including consumer electronics, industrial, commercial, aerospace, agricultural, medical, and military. Applications include smart energy, eco-friendly, energy harvesting, micro-robotic vehicles, perimeter security, border intrusion networks, metering, wearable's, instrumentation, aircraft monitoring, telemedicine and implantable medical devices  and green technologies. Also, ATM's, POS systems, surveillance and safety monitoring systems, data logging,  time keeping/stamping,  ticketing systems, portable and battery operated devices, white goods, wireless networks and many more.

Future products will also incorporate, EEPROM memory, oscillators, power management, communications interface, controls and other sensors integrated in a new plastic surface-mount style package. Samples of the new CRTP series of devices can be obtained by contacting Cardinal or one of its authorized distributors worldwide. Sample quantity pricing is in the $12 range (depending on configuration), and volume pricing is less than $5.00 each.

This continues the expansion of Cardinal Components' successful programmable series of oscillators, Multi-output oscillators, TCXO, VCXO, and Spread Spectrum products. The RTP™ is RoHS and Green Compliant, as are all of Cardinal's product lines.

You can learn more about Cardinal Components, Inc., and Cardinal's complementary products by visiting Cardinal's new interactive website at  or by contacting Cardinal's COO James Magos at ( ).

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