BAW Resonator Technology A Breakthrough In Communications

Texas Instruments’ bulk acoustic wave (BAW)-based embedded processing and analog chips are tailored for the next generation of connectivity and communications infrastructure. The SimpleLink CC2652RB wireless microcontroller (MCU) and the LMK05318 network synchronizer clock devices promise to streamline design logistics for faster time to market, while enabling stable, simplified, and high-performance data delivery.


Key features and benefits of the SimpleLink multi-standard CC2652RB wireless MCU

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  • Reduced overall footprint: As the industry's first crystal-less wireless MCU on the market, the CC2652RB integrates a BAW resonator within the quad flat no-lead (QFN) package, eliminating the need for an external high-speed 48-MHz crystal.
  • Simplified design: The CC2652RB is the lowest power multi-standard device supporting Zigbee®, Thread, Bluetooth® low energy and proprietary 2.4-GHz connectivity solutions on a single chip. Enabling more design options and flexibility in a wider range of applications and environments, the CC2652RB works in the full -40°C to 85°C temperature range, unlike many crystal-based solutions currently on the market.


Key features and benefits of the ultra-low jitter single-channel LMK05318 network synchronizer clock

  • Higher network performance: Featuring a BAW resonator, TI's new single-channel network synchronizer clock for 400-Gbps links helps systems transmit more data faster while also providing higher margin for system jitter budgets than competing devices. With ultra-low jitter and the industry's best hitless switching performance, the LMK05318 delivers the lowest bit errors for56-Gbps and emerging 112-Gbps pulse-amplitude modulation-4 links – enabling better network performance.
  • Intuitive design: With no in-system programming required, simplified power-supply requirements and a reduced bill-of-materials (BOM) for ancillary components, the LMK05318streamlines the printed-circuit-board design phase compared to competing solutions while offering increased clocking performance. 

Preproduction samples of the CC2652RB are available now in a 7 mm x 7 mm QFN (VQFN) package for $3.55 each/1,000. The LMK05318 is available in a 48-pin, 7 mm x 7 mm VQFN package for $11.44 each/1,000. The LMK05318 evaluation module is available for $399. Learn more.


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