World’s Smallest Tuning-Fork Crystal Unit

NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2007

Rutronik presentеd the world’s smallest (concerning a survey conducted by the producer) tuning-fork crystal unit, FC-12M from Epson Toyocom. The FC-12M is an ultra-compact SMD-type tuning-fork crystal unit, which will contribute to further miniaturization of mobile products. Demand for further downsizing of electronic devices has been growing in the field of mobile products such as mobile terminals, PDAs, and portable media players. To respond to this demand, the FC-12M incorporates QMEMS (Quartz micro electro mechanical system) and high-precision mounting technologies to achieve the ultracompact dimensions (2.0 x 1.2 x 0.6 mm) while maintaining the same performance as the previous model. This new product contributes to further enhancement of mobile products by offering higher-density integration, improved design flexibility, a smaller size, and more advanced functionality.