LON HD-PLC Approved as New High-Speed Power Line Standard by ANSI/CTA

San Jose, Calif., – October 7, 2019 – MegaChips Corporation, a global semiconductor company specializing in ASICs and Application-Specific Standard Products (ASSPs), today announced that the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has approved ANSI/CTA 709.8 LON HD-PLC (High Definition Power Line Communication) as a new standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

LON HD-PLC enables a new generation of smart systems. The protocol provides a broadband media channel for high-speed control networking based on the IEEE 1901, ITU-T G.9905 and ANSI/CTA 709.1 series of standards. Operating over the 2MHz to 28MHz range, LON HD-PLC employs an innovative multi-hop technology to reliably achieve data rates in excess of 10Mbps over several kilometers of cabling (AC/DC powerlines, twisted-pair, coax, or any unpowered wires such as legacy telephone wires).

In 2017, LonMark International adopted HD-PLC as the new standard for high-speed wireline networks. HD-PLC’s unique combination of high-speed performance, long-range communication, support for IP networking, and crypto-strong security makes it well suited for modern industrial control networks. With HD-PLC, system integrators are able to deploy modern smart systems in retrofit environments without replacing existing cabling or installing costly new gateways.

This technology fundamentally changes the economics of smart building and smart city projects. “Over the last few years,” commented Masahiro Konishi, General Manager of the Networking Infrastructure Division at MegaChips, “Our customers have successfully deployed HD-PLC for advanced metering infrastructure, smart street lighting, and a broad range of industrial control networks around the world. It’s a proven, standards-based solution that meets the demand for fast, long range, and robust communication with low install costs. The approval of LON HD-PLC by ANSI/CTA will accelerate the adoption of this innovative technology in consumer applications, and beyond.”

MegaChips released the world’s first fully compliant HD-PLC SoC with multi-hop technology in 2016. The MegaChips BlueChip HD-PLC SoC (MLKHN1501) combines a state-of-the-art AFE with baseband, PHY, MAC layers and SDRAM into a compact package to deliver fast, bidirectional, IP-based communication over any wire. BlueChip SoCs are in stock and available now for development into your next-generation design. They can also be purchased as fully tested modules from Gesytec GmbH.

Learn More

Download the HD-PLC whitepaper, view data sheets, and order evaluation kits at: http://www.megachips.com/HD-PLC.

About MegaChips Technology America Corporation (“MegaChips America”) 

MegaChips America is a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation headquartered in Osaka, Japan. MegaChips provides Integrated Circuits (ICs) and System on Chips (SoCs) that are essential for the advancement of Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs). Leveraging decades of technology excellence, partnerships and acquisitions, MegaChips is shaping the next wave of the digital revolution with innovations in the Internet of Things, Displays, Mobility, Sensor Fusion and Wearable devices.
For more information, contact the company at 408-570-0555, or visit MegaChips Home Page.

SiTime’s Endura Timing Solutions for Aerospace and Defense – A Standout in Ruggedized Performance

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Highlights

  • 4 parts per trillion per g force of acceleration – 50 times better than quartz
  • Supports -55°C and +125°C operation
  • Key timing specifications conform to MIL-PRF-55310
  • Maximum choice – 5 million possible part numbers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 23, 2019 — SiTime Corporation, a market leader in MEMS timing, today unveiled its Endura™ MEMS timing solutions for aerospace and defense applications such as field and satellite communications, precision GNSS, avionics, and space. The Endura products are engineered to offer unmatched performance in harsh conditions – such as severe shock, vibration, and extreme temperature – that are routinely experienced in these applications. The devices also offer maximum choice to customers with 5 million possible part numbers that can be created from 17 programmable products.

“When exposed to high levels of shock, vibration and extreme temperatures, legacy timing components have been prone to failure, degrading system performance and reliability,” said Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing. “To solve these problems, SiTime created an oscillator system of silicon MEMS, analog circuits, compensation algorithms and advanced packaging, which is designed to outperform any other available timing solution in harsh environments. For example, Endura precision TCXOs deliver 4 parts per trillion per g (ppt/g) of acceleration sensitivity, which is 50 times better than legacy quartz-based solutions. With such performance, we believe that Endura will transform the oscillator landscape in aerospace and defense.”

About the Endura products

SiTime’s broad portfolio of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Endura products spans six oscillator types and 17 products. All devices offer programmable options such as frequency, operating voltage, and stability. In addition, some devices offer specialized programmable features such as spread spectrum, pull-range, and differential output type. Endura products are available with up to two grades of acceleration sensitivity, as low as 4 ppt/g (typical). This breadth of products provides customers with a large selection and the ability to configure each device for their application requirements.

Endura products are also designed for continuity of supply for long-life programs. For more information and datasheets, click on the part links below.

Endura Super-TCXOs (temperature compensated oscillators) for use in high-speed communications and GNSS applications

  • SiT5146/SiT5147 – 1 to 220 MHz, ±0.5 to ±2.5 ppm, -40°C to +105°C
  • SiT5346/SiT5347 – 1 to 220 MHz, precision ±0.1 to ±0.25 ppm, -40°C to +105°C
  • SiT5348/SiT5349 – 1 to 220 MHz, ultra-precision ±0.05 ppm

Endura single-ended oscillators for use in ruggedized applications

  • SiT8944/SiT8945 – 1 to 137 MHz, -55°C to +125°C
  • SiT2044/SiT2045 – 1 to 137 MHz, -55°C to +125°C, in SOT-23 package for easier manufacturing and solder-joint inspection

Endura spread spectrum oscillators to reduce EMI (electro-magnetic interference)

  • SiT9045 – 1 to 150 MHz, spread spectrum, -55°C to +125°C

Endura differential oscillators for high-speed serial communications

Endura VCXOs (voltage controlled oscillators) for clock synchronization

  • SiT3342/SiT3343 – 1 to 725 MHz, ultra-low jitter, ±15 to ±50 ppm

Endura DCXOs (digitally controlled oscillators) for noiseless clock synchronization

  • SiT3541/SiT3542 – 1 to 725 MHz, ultra-low jitter, ±20 to ±50 ppm, I2C programmable

Availability

Samples of Endura productsare available now. Production quantities will be available in Q4 2019. Pricing is provided upon request.

In addition to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, value-added services are also available. These services include

  • 100 percent burn-in at high temperature
  • 100 percent electrical test at temperature extremes
  • QCI sample testing for high reliability and customer-generated drawings.

Additional up-screening flows for levels S and B in MIL-PRF-55310E Table III are available from SiTime partners that are on the Qualified Suppliers List of Distributors (QSLD) of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). These ITAR-registered suppliers can 100 percent up-screen SiTime Endura devices or sample test them in accordance with MIL-PRF-55310 requirements and MIL-STD-883 methods.

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About SiTime

SiTime Corporation, a market leader in MEMS timing and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), offers MEMS-based silicon timing system solutions. SiTime’s configurable solutions offer a rich feature set that enables customers to differentiate their products with high performance, small size, low power, and high reliability. By using standard semiconductor processes and high-volume packaging, SiTime offers short lead times and can meet unforecasted demand. With over 1.3 billion devices shipped, SiTime is changing the timing industry. www.sitime.com.

About MegaChips Corporation (“MegaChips”)

MegaChips Corporation (1st section of the TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange): 6875) was established in 1990 as the first innovative fabless semiconductor company in Japan. MegaChips exploits expertise in analog, digital and MEMS technology and globally provides LSIs and solutions that are crucial for advancing technology innovation.

SiTime Delivers Timing Products for 5G Radio Synchronization in Global Wireless Network

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Highlights

  • SiTime delivers volume production of 105°C Elite Platform™ MEMS Super-TCXOs™ for synchronizing 5G and 4G+ radios that operate in harsh environments
  • SiTime enables smaller, more densely-deployed radios on telephone poles, buildings, and lampposts, without sacrificing network service quality

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2019 SiTime Corporation,a market leader in MEMS-based silicon timing system solutions, announced volume production of its award-winning Elite Platform of temperature-compensated oscillators (TCXOs) that provide high stability and dynamic performance at 105°C for IEEE 1588-based synchronization in 5G/4G+ radios and enable wireless service providers to begin their network overhaul.

“5G is expected to revolutionize the data economy but first it is re-writing the rules for wireless network deployment,” said Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing at SiTime. “5G radios will be deployed in outdoor environments – on lamp posts, buildings, traffic lights – with exposure to heat and rapid temperature changes that can cause loss of radio synchronization, which can disrupt services like advanced driver assistance systems and telemedicine. Unlike other timing vendors, SiTime takes a systems approach to solve these problems. We optimize our SiT5356/7 Super-TCXO system of MEMS, analog, advanced packaging and temperature compensation to deliver industry-leading performance of ±100 ppb stability and ±1 ppb/°C frequency slope (ΔF/ΔT) over -40°C to 105°C. We believe that radios with SiTime’s Super-TCXOs will minimize disruptions to 5G/4G+ services and ensure a better user experience.”

Meeting 5G’s Tougher Timing Requirements

Radio synchronization is a crucial technology that enables 5G and 4G+ to maintain service quality and reliability. The use of eCPRI and distributed architectures in 5G and 4G+ networks, along with outdoor deployment, increases timing complexity for synchronization.

Video: Watch the dynamic performance of a ±100-ppb Elite Super-TCXO versus a ±50-ppb quartz TCXO under airflow, temperature ramp, tap test, and VDD fluctuation

About Elite Super-TCXOs

Leveraging SiTime’s unique DualMEMS™ temperature sensing and TurboCompensation™ technologies, the SiT53567 MEMS Super-TCXOs deliver dynamic performance for timing stability in the presence of environmental stressors due to air flow, temperature changes, vibration, shock, and electromagnetic interference. The SiT5356/7 can be factory-programmed to many combinations of frequency, stability, voltage, and pull range. This programmability enables designers to optimize the clock configuration while significantly reducing the lead-time and customization costs associated with quartz TCXOs where each frequency is custom built. The device also integrates multiple on-chip regulators to filter power supply noise, eliminating the need for a dedicated external LDO.

Availability

Samples and production volume of Elite Platform Super-TCXOs are available now. Pricing is available upon request.

For more information and datasheets, visit:
Elite Platform SiT5356: https://www.sitime.com/datasheet/SiT5356
Elite Platform SiT5357: https://www.sitime.com/datasheet/SiT5357

Elite Platform 105°C Super-TCXO for 5G image: https://www.sitime.com/sites/default/files/news/105C-Elite-5G-PR-image-W1200.jpg

About SiTime

SiTime Corporation, a market leader in MEMS timing and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), offers MEMS-based silicon timing system solutions. SiTime’s configurable solutions offer a rich feature set that enables customers to differentiate their products with high performance, small size, low power, and high reliability. By using standard semiconductor processes and high-volume packaging, SiTime offers short lead times and can meet unforecasted demand. With over 1 billion devices shipped, SiTime is changing the timing industry. www.sitime.com

Media Contact:

Jeremy Hyatt
Green Flash Media for SiTime
+1-949-607-9000
jeremy@gflashmedia.com

About MegaChips Corporation (“MegaChips”)

MegaChips Corporation (1st section of the TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange): 6875) was established in 1990 as the first innovative fabless semiconductor company in Japan. MegaChips exploits expertise in analog, digital and MEMS technology and globally provides LSIs and solutions that are crucial for advancing technology innovation.

SiTime’s +105°C Elite Super-TCXOs Named Product of the Year by Electronic Products Magazine

2018 Product of the Year Award
MEMS Timing Devices Recognized for Enabling 5G Anywhere with Best Dynamic Performance and 30x Better Reliability

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 23, 2019 SiTime Corporation, a leading provider of MEMS timing, today announced that its +105°C Elite Platform™ Super-TCXOs™ have been named the Product of the Year by Electronic Products magazine in the Analog/Mixed-Signal ICs category.

“The SiTime Elite Platform Super-TCXOs are outstanding timing products with high-performance features, including high dynamic stability, ultra-low jitter, wide frequency range, and programmability,” said Gina Roos, editor-in-chief, Electronic Products. “These are high-frequency and tight-stability TCXOs that deliver ±100-ppb frequency stability over an extended temperature range up to 105°C, enabling them to be used in a wide range of high-reliability end markets from networking and RF/wireless to avionics and defense and including 5G applications.”

From thousands of products launched in 2018, the editors of Electronic Products have chosen those they feel are among the most outstanding. As always, the selection is based on a significant advance in technology or its application, innovation in design, or gain in price/performance.

“5G’s goal of delivering multi-gigabit bandwidth with very low latency requires a 10x improvement in timing and synchronization performance. As 5G equipment is deployed closer to the consumer, in uncontrolled environments, the timing system needs to sustain its performance in the presence of environmental disturbers such as vibration, shock, high temperature and fast thermal ramps,” said Piyush Sevalia executive vice president of marketing at SiTime. “SiTime’s Elite Platform Super-TCXOs exceed 5G’s timing requirements and enable 5G to be deployed anywhere. We’re honored that Electronics Products has recognized the unique capabilities of the Elite Super-TCXOs with their prestigious Product of the Year award.”

About Elite Platform Super-TCXOs
The only high-frequency (1 to 220 MHz) TCXOs in the industry with ±100 ppb frequency stability up to 105°C, successfully deployed across many 4G+ and 5G systems, Elite Platform Super-TCXOs continue to redefine TCXO performance.

SiTime’s Elite Platform Super-TCXOs are designed with a novel DualMEMS™ architecture. This architecture combines the world’s most accurate temperature sensor, along with a proprietary temperature compensation scheme (TurboCompensation™) and a low-noise frequency synthesizer, to deliver exceptional dynamic stability, ultra-low jitter, wide frequency range, and programmability. Key features include:

  • -40 to +105°C operating temperature
  • 1 to 220 MHz LVCMOS or clipped sinewave outputs
  • Frequency stability grades of ±0.1, ±0.2, ±0.25 ppm
  • Best dynamic stability for resistance to airflow and thermal shock
  • No activity dips or micro jumps
  • Integrated LDOs for filtering power supply noise
  • TCXO, VC-TCXO, and DC-TCXO operation modes
  • Continuous operation outside of rated temperature range

About SiTime
About SiTime SiTime Corporation, the leader in MEMS timing and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), offers MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. SiTime’s configurable solutions enable customers to differentiate their products with higher performance, smallest size, lowest power, and best reliability. The rich feature set and flexibility of SiTime’s solutions allow customers to consolidate their supply chain, reducing the cost of ownership and time to market. By using standard semiconductor processes and high-volume packaging, SiTime offers the best availability and shortest lead times in the industry. With 90% market share and over 1 billion devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing. www.sitime.com

Media Contact:
Green Flash Media for SiTime
+1-949-357-0141
info@gflashmedia.com

About MegaChips Corporation (“MegaChips”)
MegaChips Corporation (1st section of the TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange): 6875) was established in 1990 as the first innovative fabless semiconductor company in Japan. MegaChips exploits expertise in analog, digital and MEMS technology and globally provides LSIs and solutions that are crucial for advancing technology innovation.

MegaChips and Gesytec Introduce World’s First LON
HD-PLC Bridge at AHR Expo 2019

New LON HD-PLC Bridge Delivers Megabit Speeds Over Several Kilometers
of Power Lines for Next-Gen LonMark Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 14, 2019—At AHR Expo in Atlanta, Georgia (January 14-16, 2019), MegaChips Corporation and Gesytec GmbH will showcase the world’s first LON HD-PLC bridge for Smart City and Smart Building applications in LonMark International’s booth (#5020). Built to seamlessly couple Ethernet and RS-485 devices, Gesytec’s LON HD-PLC bridge enables system designers and integrators to upgrade to higher speeds, longer ranges, more nodes, and more advanced feature-sets over their existing wiring infrastructure with minimum cost.

In 2017, LonMark International adopted HD-PLC as the new channel standard for high-speed wireline networks. Based on the IEEE 1901 and ITU-T G.9905 international standards, HD-PLC combines IP-based broadband communication with an innovative multi-hop technology to reliably achieve megabit data rates over several kilometers of cabling (AC/DC powerlines, twisted-pair, coax, etc.). It supports up to 1024 nodes and is packed with innovations such as free topology, mesh networking with dynamic traffic routing, and crypto-strong AES-128 encryption.

Gesytec’s LON HD-PLC bridge is offered in a DIN rail module optimized for building and industrial automation applications. Capable of acting as an HD-PLC master or terminal for HD-PLC, as well as master for the upcoming CNP-HD-PLC standard EN 14908-8 or ANSI / CTA 709.8., the LON HD-PLC bridge can be paired with a Gesytec Easylon Router Plus to connect an HD-PLC network with a standard LON network using TP/FT-10 or LON/IP.

At the heart of Gesytec’s LON HD-PLC bridge is a MegaChips BlueChip HD-PLC System-on-Chip (MLKHN1501) with Multi-hop technology. The SoC combines MegaChips’ state-of-the-art Analog-Front-End, PHY/MAC, and memory into a single package to deliver fast, bidirectional, IP-based communication over any wire. Fully compliant with IEEE 1901 and ITU-T G.9905, the HD-PLC SoC has been successfully deployed in various applications around the world such as in energy management, street lighting, and building automation and many more.

“With Gesytec’s LON HD-PLC bridge, powered by MegaChips proven technology, system integrators finally have a solution to the range limitations of Ethernet, and the data rate limitations of RS-485. It eliminates the need for costly gateways, additional Ethernet wiring, and complexities associated with RS485 grounding,” stated Michael Navid, VP Marketing and Business Development at MegaChips. “Perfectly suited for retrofit projects, HD-PLC enables a new generation of high-speed building and industrial automation systems at the lowest cost.”

Learn More

Watch the HD-PLC webinar, download the whitepaper, and learn about the latest products at: http://www.megachips.com/HD-PLC.

About MegaChips Technology America Corporation (“MegaChips America”)

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