Sourcing Quartz Timing Devices: Myth vs. Reality

January 31, 2014

Quartz-based timing devices are the traditional, long-established components used to provide critical clocking signals in all electronic systems. It's a mature technology, with a track record extending back over 60 years. As such, it's normal to assume that there will be many credible vendors, numerous sourcing options, and fairly few technical surprises. However, this is not always the case.
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Sand 9 TM651 Is First High-Precision MEMS Oscillator

December 4, 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).
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Sand 9: The Stealth MEMS Timing Startup

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.
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Sand 9 Rolling Out MEMS Timing Solutions

November 21, 2013

About a year ago Sand 9 was a startup just coming out of stealth mode. Little was known other than it had innovative MEMS timing technology. The company is starting to roll out product to market. On September 3, 2013 Sand 9 announced the TM061 and TM361 touted as the “First precision MEMS Timing products for the Internet of Things and Mobile.” On November 18, 2013 the company announced the TM651 to meet the rigorous requirements for precision timing in communications infrastructure, industrial and military applications.
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Sand 9 Launches First Piezoelectric MEMS Timing Product for Communications Infrastructure, Industrial, Military Apps

November 18, 2013

TM651 offers numerous advantages over quartz and electrostatic MEMS solutions for precision timing systems  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – November 18, 2013 – Sand 9, Inc. today became the first micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) company to achieve the stringent low-noise, high-stability and harsh environmental requirements for precision timing in communications infrastructure, industrial and military applications. As the first […]
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