Murata announced the launch of the XRCGB-F-A series crystal units for automotive applications. The crystals are the first in the world to use an exclusive new, proprietary package technology that delivers consistent superior quality, mass production capabilities, and importantly for customers, a highly cost-effective product.
In recent years demand has grown in the automotive market for electronic control units (ECUs) that provide sophisticated control capabilities. As a consequence, this has resulted in a trend towards ECUs that operate at higher frequencies. In response to this organic demand from the market, Murata has developed and commercialized the XRCGB-F-A series crystal units that are compact, 2016-size (2.0 x 1.6mm), and highly precise while supporting high frequencies. The line up of crystals in the series support frequencies from 24 to 48MHz, and products supporting other frequencies will be added in the future.
Combining small size with high precision, the crystal units feature a frequency tolerance of plus or minus 30ppm and a frequency temperature stability of plus or minus 35ppm within the typical operating temperature range of automobiles (-40 to +125 degrees C). This makes them suitable for next-generation automotive LANs such as Ethernet or image processing ECUs. The crystals are also ideal for use in ADAS ECUs (camera, millimeter wave, laser, etc.), and gateway ECUs.
Mass production of the crystals is scheduled to commence in January 2015 at Toyama Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Murata’s products comply with the AEC-Q200 reliability testing standards for automotive electronic components as well as with the RoHS/ELV directive.
Murata began mass production of crystal units jointly developed with Tokyo Denpa in 2009, and in 2013 commercialized the XRCHA-F-A series (2520-size) crystal units for automotive applications that cover a frequency range of 16 to 24MHz.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com