Electronics & Computers

Cardinal Components Unveils Real Time Plus

September 24, 2013

The module integrates a full-featured real-time clock, a watch crystal, and a solid-state battery with re-charging circuit in a discrete SMD RoHS-compliant package.

WAYNE, NJ /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Components Inc., a leader in manufacturing of integrated electronic components and timing solutions, is introducing a new functional module product line called Real Time Plus (RTP)). RTP integrates a full-featured real-time clock with a two-wire I2C control, a RoHS solid-state battery (ENERCHIP-enabled), trickle charge-recharging circuit, power management circuit, and a 32 KHz watch crystal, all in an SMD package, also available in a plastic LGA. The RTP incorporates 8 bytes of RAM and 2 bytes of EEPROM for customers' application within a discrete plastic surface-mount 10 by 12 mm package.

Initial introduction includes three versions: the CRTPN05, with 4-day battery back up; the CRTPA12, with 20-day back up; and the CRTPA50 datasheet, with 90-day back up. Cardinal's RTP saves design time, board space, and cost and provides customers the ability for further system integration.

These unique features make this new product a good fit for a host of markets, including consumer electronics, industrial, commercial, aerospace, agricultural, medical, and military. Applications include smart energy, eco-friendly, energy harvesting, micro-robotic vehicles, perimeter security, border intrusion networks, metering, wearable's, instrumentation, aircraft monitoring, telemedicine and implantable medical devices, and green technologies. Also, ATM's, POS systems, surveillance and safety monitoring systems, data logging, time keeping/stamping, ticketing systems, portable and battery-operated devices, white goods, wireless networks, and many more.

Future products will also incorporate, EEPROM memory, oscillators, power management, communications interface, controls, and other sensors integrated in a new plastic surface-mount-style package. Samples of the new CRTP series of devices can be obtained by contacting Cardinal or one of its authorized distributors worldwide. Sample quantity pricing is in the $12 range (depending on configuration), and volume pricing is < $5.00 each.

This continues the expansion of Cardinal Components' successful programmable series of oscillators, Multi-output oscillators, TCXO, VCXO, and spread-spectrum products. The RTP is RoHS- and green-compliant, as are all of Cardinal's product lines.

About Cardinal Components
You can learn more about Cardinal Components Inc., and Cardinal's complementary products by visiting Cardinal's new interactive Web site or by contacting Cardinal's COO James Magos at jmagos@cardinalxtal.com.

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