Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


BAW-based chips for comms infrastructure

25 November 2019 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Texas Instruments debuted new bulk acoustic wave (BAW)-based embedded processing and analog chips for the next generation of connectivity and communications infrastructure.

The first two devices developed with the technology – the SimpleLink CC2652RB wireless microcontroller (MCU) and the LMK05318 network synchroniser clock – integrate reference clocking resonators to provide the highest frequency in a small form factor.

The CC2652RB integrates a BAW resonator within the QFN package, eliminating the need for an external high-speed 48 MHz crystal. It supports Zigbee, Thread, Bluetooth low energy and proprietary 2,4 GHz connectivity solutions on a single chip.

The LMK05318 single-channel network synchroniser clock for 400 Gbps links helps systems transmit more data faster while also providing higher margin for system jitter budgets. By delivering very low bit errors for 56 Gbps and emerging 112 Gbps pulse-amplitude modulation-4 links, it enables overall better network performance.

For more information contact Shane Padayachee, Avnet South Africa, +27 11 319 8600, shane.padayachee@avnet.eu, www.avnet.co.za


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