Accession Number:

ADA504079

Title:

Recent Progress in Silicon Mems Oscillators

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

DISCERA INC ANN ARBOR MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

This paper first reviews key milestones in the making of silicon MEMS oscillators and how MEMS resonators can be used as frequency references for electronic systems, starting from silicon resonators device designs with different fabrication processes, to wafer level packaging technologies, to the robustness of volume manufacturing processes. Secondly, as final products, various MEMS oscillators from various companies are compared with quartz crystal oscillators in terms of jitter, power consumption, and temperature stability. Finally, to ensure the performance is good for real electronics applications, silicon MEMS oscillators not only have passed standard JEDEC reliability tests such as aging, solder reflow, thermal shock, and autoclave, but also have been demonstrated in several electronic systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE