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January 2009 – Belvidere, Illinois – NDK (Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.) announces the availability of the world’s smallest low profile high reliability surface mount crystal. The NX1612AA series measures only L=1.6 mm x W=1.2 mm x H=0.3 mm, taking only 40% of the volume and 60% of the board space of NDK’s previous generation crystal products. These devices operate in a fundamental frequency range of 26~80 MHz. Frequency tolerance at 25ºC is ±10 ppm and their frequency stability vs. temperature is: ±10 ppm over –20 to +70ºC. The NX1612AA exhibits a maximum series ESR (equivalent series resistance) of 200W in the frequency range of 26~36 MHz and 100W in the 36~80 MHz frequency range. The Standard load capacitance is 7 pF, however other values can be made available. Applications for this tiny crystal include mobile phones, Bluetooth, WLAN, Zigbee, NFC, and many other small wireless devices and module components. The NX1612AA is presented in a lead-free, RoHS conformance package and meet the re-flow profiling requirements for lead-free solder.
“As the market demands for ultra compact WLAN and Bluetooth wireless products continues to grow so does the quest for smaller components. NDK’s NX1612 are the world’s smallest mass production high reliability crystals,” said Mike Walczak, President of NDK America, Inc.
Cost for 10,000 pieces of the NX1612AA is under $1.00 and delivery is 8 to 12 weeks. They are packaged in tape and reel. A complete set of technical data and application engineering support, and engineering samples are available on-line at www.ndk.com, by calling 800-NDK-XTAL (635-9825), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Additional Press Information Contact:
Ken Hennessy, General Sales Manager Sales and Engineering, 815-544-7917
NDK America, Inc.