eoSemi disclosed further details of its innovative silicon oscillator technology and announced that it has commenced shipping pre-commercial versions of its first product. The company is working with a small group of key strategic customers and partners.
eoSemi’s ATOC (Accurate Timing Oscillator Circuit) technology allows the company to offer all-CMOS silicon alternatives to the costly, bulky quartz crystal oscillators that are used in almost every consumer electronic product. Because its devices can be made using standard semiconductor manufacturing technology, eoSemi’s products are cheaper, smaller, easier to integrate, more robust and consume less power than competing offerings.
ATOC brings together a number of innovations in oscillator design, including proprietary techniques to sense and compensate for changes in temperature and physical stresses within the device. A unique fundamental circuit design allows the oscillator’s output frequency to be tuned instantaneously in real-time, and compensates for drift over the lifetime of the device.