Hybrid Crystal Timing Device targets automotive applications.

Press Release Summary:

Measuring 2.5 x 2.0 mm, XRC Series is available with nominal frequencies of 12–24 MHz, providing highly accurate clock for automotive electronic control units. Typically used for in-vehicle networks such as CAN and FlexRay, series incorporates crystal element within ceramic resonator package structure. Frequency tolerance is typically ±100 ppm at 25°C, and operating temperature range is -40 to +125°C.

Original Press Release:

Murata Launches Ultra Compact Crystal Unit for Automotive Applications

Hoofddorp, Netherlands – Murata today announced line-up additions to its XRC family of hybrid crystal timing device specifically for automotive applications. The new products are approximately 40% smaller than the industry norm and measure just 2.5 x 2.0 mm.

The XRC series is available with nominal frequencies in the range of 12 - 24 MHz, and provide a highly accurate high quality clock that is required for automotive electronic control units (ECUs). Typically used for in-vehicle networks such as CAN and FlexRay, the XRC series incorporates a crystal element within a ceramic resonator package structure.

Frequency tolerance is typically +/- 100pm at 25 degrees C. Operating temperature range is - 40 to + 125 degrees C. The ESR is 30 -50% lower than similar devices available currently on the market in spite of the small package.

This timing device has been developed in conjunction with Murata's new wholly owned subsidiary TEW.

For further information and reader enquiries:

Aya Tonooka

Murata Europe Limited

Oak House, Ancells Road

Ancells Business Park

Fleet, Hampshire  GU51 2QW , United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1252 811666 

E-mail: atonooka@murata.co.uk

Fax:  +44 (0) 1252 811777 

Web: www.murata.eu

About Murata

Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Ceramics Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets 40% of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth & WiFi Modules, and a key manufacturer of power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems, short focal length ceramic lenses and speaker products.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Hungary.

For more information on Murata, please visit: www.murata.eu. You can also follow us on Twitter @MurataEurope or LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/murata-electronics, or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MurataElectronics.

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