Crystal or Ceramic resonator based oscillators are components very frequently used in modern electronic systems. They have, so far, been the only viable solution supporting the accuracy requirements at a reasonable power consumption. The price to be paid for this, is added cost, external components and lack of flexibility. MOSCAD´s new NXO TechnologyTM (No Xtal Oscillator) offers a very attractive alternative to the traditional resonator based oscillators.
MOSCAD is offering a collection of high precision RC oscillators based on the revolutionary NXO TechnologyTM and tailored to a large variety of applications. These oscillators are available as a semiconductor IP module for ASIC, SoC or Full Custom IC applications. Our solution offers not only several important technical advantages over all current technologies, but especially considerable cost reduction.
A fully integrated solution eliminates not only the external crystal or the ceramic resonator, but also the additional components frequently needed (capacitors), plus the extra I/O pins required in the IC package as well as the cost of mounting these extra components on the PCB.
Since the basic high precision oscillator technology can cover a frequency range of 4 to 256 MHz, the exact operating frequency only needs to be fixed at the time where the oscillator is being calibrated. Multi-Frequency operation: The NXO Technology can be configured to operate at multiple frequencies can be changed by a factor of any multiple of two (higher or lower) preserving the same accuracy and without starting a new calibration sequence. This is a very useful feature for systems having a power save mode, where the system is working at a lower frequency, in order to save power.
Since our NXO TechnologyTM is fully integrated and not based on any ‘mechanical’ or vibrating components, our high precision oscillator is completely insensitive to mechanical vibrations or aging effects.