Founded in 2007 in Cambridge, MA, Sand 9 is the technology leader in precision MEMS timing. Targeting a $4+B market opportunity with its piezoelectric MEMS products—which clock wireless and wired systems in mobile, low power wireless, communications infrastructure, industrial and military markets—Sand 9 outperforms both legacy quartz timing devices and other MEMS-based solutions. Sand 9’s MEMS timing products enhance quality and performance, simplify system design, and promote space and power savings in integrated electronic systems.
December 04, 2013
Sand 9 Inc. unveiled the TM651, the world’s first high-precision temperature compensated MEMS oscillator (TCMO) to meet the noise and stability demands of communication, industrial and military applications. It is the first MEMS oscillator to challenge high-precision temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs).
November 26, 2013
I’m happy to have found out about this relatively new MEMS company. The first two products, TM061 and TM361, introduced on September 3, 2013 were called “The first precision MEMS timing products for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Mobile”. On November 18, 2013, the TM651 was introduced for communications infrastructure, industrial and military applications. Let’s examine these products.
November 08, 2013
Sand 9’s MEMS resonators are fundamental frequency resonators. Operating at the fundamental frequency simplifies the design of higher frequency oscillators. Another advantage of Sand 9’s MEMS process is that all frequencies, low and high, are implemented in very small resonator geometries. The current wafer level package is ¼ the size of the smallest quartz package.
September 13, 2013
Sand 9′s MEMS technology can be used to make Voltage Controlled MEMS Oscillators (VCMOs). The VCMO would offer several advantages over quartz: e.g., low phase noise, high fundamental frequency, vibration immunity and package integration. The higher fundamental frequency would enable lower noise frequency synthesizers, benefiting performance-demanding applications. The high fundamental frequency is especially useful when […]