New AS500x Arcadium™ Oscillators Replace Quartz and MEMS Oscillators
NANJING, China and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct 19, 2020 – Aeonsemi, an innovative supplier of mixed-signal communication ICs, today announced the launch of their AS500x Arcadium™ series of high performance programmable oscillators. Capable of generating any frequency from 10 kHz up to 350 MHz while achieving 350 fs rms phase jitter and better than ±50 ppm total stability across the extended industrial temperature range, Arcadium™ oscillators are a perfect clock source for servers, AI processors, network interfaces, edge computing, in‑vehicle‑networking, and a wide range of industrial applications.
The global oscillator market size is estimated to reach $3.2 billion by 2022 according to Allied Market Research, with trends in edge computing and automotive applications pointing to a growing demand for oscillators with high reliability and low cost. The current oscillator market is largely served by crystal-based oscillators, a technology that has remained stagnant for almost 100 years. Arcadium™ oscillators are pure CMOS oscillators that leverage advanced circuit innovations and compensation algorithms to achieve excellent phase jitter and frequency stability while providing greater reliability than their crystal-based counterparts. Furthermore, their wide range in frequency programmability and flexible output driver configuration allows customers to consolidate component libraries and streamline product development.
“Arcadium™ oscillators resolve the severe limitations of fixed frequencies, flexibility, operating temperature, and pin control functions in legacy crystal oscillator technology,” points out Yunteng Huang, CEO of Aeonsemi. “Unlike competing solutions, Arcadium™ oscillators are monolithic integrated circuits with no mechanical moving parts!”
For easy adoption, Arcadium™ oscillators are offered in three configurations: 1) AS5001 fixed frequency oscillators supporting fast and frequency-independent lead times; 2) AS5002 pin controllable oscillators consolidating up to 9 frequency and output format combination profiles in one device; and 3) AS5003 I2C digitally controlled oscillators that enable fast frequency programmability and fine digital tuning capabilities. All products support LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL, CML, CMOS, and dual CMOS output formats, and are available in 6‑pin packages that are compatible with industry standard footprints of 3.2 x 2.5 mm and 5.0 x 3.2 mm oscillators.
Founded in October 2018 by technology leaders in mixed signal, DSP, and systems design, Aeonsemi brings innovative high-speed interface and timing solutions to its customers and solves complex technical challenges in networking, computing, wireless infrastructure, industrial, and automotive applications.
Feb 26, 2019
Santa Clara, Calif., Feburary 26, 2019 – Aeonsemi Inc., a startup developing high-speed, low-latency physical interface ICs for computing networks, wireless infrastructure and automotive networking, today announced $10.95 million in an oversubscribed Series A round led by Walden International and Eight Square Capital.
Founded in August 2018 by Yunteng Huang, Colin Weltin-Wu and Xi Chen, Aeonsemi has assembled a team of industry veterans who bring in decades of experience developing high-performance, innovative integrated circuit products from conception stage to mass production in datacom, telecom, wireless and IoT space.
“The semiconductor industry has gone through a major consolidation phase in the past five years. Customers are now experiencing a slower pace in product innovation and a reduced level of engagement by chip suppliers. At the same time, exciting applications such as machine learning, automotive networking, and 5G infrastructure along with an insatiable bandwidth growth in datacenters are driving strong demand for a new breed of physical interface solutions.” said Dr. Yunteng Huang, CEO & Co-founder of Aeonsemi. “We founded our company to address the exciting opportunities in high performance mixed-signal and DSP centric products by leveraging recent advancements in electric, optical and packaging technologies.”
“Aeonsemi has gathered a great team of technologists and industry veterans who understand how to solve tough engineering problems from system level down to transistor level. As electric links experience greater challenges beyond 100Gbps, a hybrid of optical and electric solutions is the answer to next generation high speed links.” said Dr. Hing Wong, Managing Director of Walden International.
Aeonsemi will use the investment to grow its world-class team of designers, expand its operations overseas, and develop the first generation of products.