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KYOCERA Introduces New Z-series Clock Oscillators

Unique platform structure shortens lead times, allowing samples to be shipped as early as next day

February 22, 2018
Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) today introduced a new series of clock oscillators specially designed to support multi size and frequencies for quick-turnaround delivery requirements. Also qualified to Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) reliability standards. Samples of Kyocera’s new Z-Series clock oscillators for electronic equipment and automotive electronics are now available worldwide.

Image: Z-Series Clock Oscillator
Z-Series Clock Oscillator

Product Details
Product name Z-Series Clock Oscillator
Standard Frequency Stability High Frequency Stability
Application Electronic equipment, automotive electronics, in-vehicle systems
Shipment As soon as next day * As soon as one week*
Size 2.0×1.6mm to 7.0×5.0mm
Frequency 0.5MHz to 170MHz
temperature range
-40 to +125℃
Frequency tolerance +/- 20ppm(-40 to +85℃)
+/- 30ppm(-40 to +125℃)
+/- 2ppm(-40 to +85℃)
+/- 5ppm(-40 to +105℃)
+/- 10ppm(-40 to +125℃)
Reliability standard AEC-Q100/200
Production location Japan (Nagano Okaya Plant, Yamagata Higashine Plant)
* Depends on specification

Clock oscillators have become essential to digital equipment by providing the precisely timed reference signal that controls an electronic circuit. As electronic equipment development cycles grow continually shorter, demand for quick-delivery component samples continues to rise. Additionally, the trend toward smaller, more functional, better-performing electronic devices is also fueling demand for clock oscillators that offer tighter frequency tolerance over a wider operating temperature range.

Kyocera developed the Z-Series clock oscillators to meet these demands while providing unprecedented flexibility in a standardized, quick-fulfillment solution. The Z-Series is based on a unique, platform structure that enables Kyocera to offer the widest range of clock oscillator specifications using a single, standardized crystal blank, driver IC and ceramic package combination. This platform structure is based on a miniature footprint for compactness, but is adaptable to fit a wide range of other standard clock oscillator dimensions through the use of Kyocera’s unique platform structure. Kyocera created this platform structure to make the Z-Series suitable for any design requirements, from the smallest IoT devices to large-scale network equipment. This modular structure also allows Kyocera to ship samples on a very quick-turnaround basis.

Main Features
1. Unique platform structure reduces lead times
Z-Series clock oscillators use Kyocera’s unique platform structure, which combines a fixed size head unit (consisting of a quartz crystal, ceramic package and driver IC) mounted to a glass epoxy substrate in a variety of standard dimensions. The use of a common head unit reduces lead times by eliminating the need to design the IC, package and crystal elements individually for each standard dimensions.

2. Available in “Standard Frequency Stability” and “High Frequency Stability”
The new Z-Series is available in two types: “Standard Frequency Stability,” for emphasizing quick delivery; and “High Frequency Stability,” for applications requiring tighter frequency tolerance over a wide temperature range. Both types are qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council’s reliability standards AEC-Q100 (for ICs) and AEC-Q200 (for passive components).