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Micrel Launches Ultra-Low Jitter FUSION Crystal Oscillators That Offer Industry-Leading Performance in Advanced Communications Applications

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SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/14 -- Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, today introduced the MX55/57 FUSION, crystal oscillator clock (XO) solutions. These devices offer industry-leading phase jitter performance of 170fsrms (12kHz to 20MHz) in standard 5mm x 7mm or 3.2mm x 5mm footprint. These XOs target a broad range of frequencies up to 840MHz and support standard frequencies for applications including 10/40/100G Ethernet, optical communications, SAS and PCI express. All options are available in volume quantities and short lead times, with pricing below $10.00 for 1,000 quantities for most configurations. For samples, please contact your local distributor or use the Micrel ClockWorks Configurator web tool: http://clockworks.micrel.com/micrel.

"The MX55/57 family is designed to maximize performance in networking, storage, server and telecommunications equipment," noted Rami Kanama, vice president, timing and communications business group, Micrel. "The ultra-low jitter improves design margins, enhances signal-to-noise-ratios and helps minimize bit error rates. These products provide a broad range of programmable options to meet designers' every need."

The MX55/57 family offers a compelling high power supply noise immunity enabled by on-chip linear regulators that improve overall performance in noisy environments. The devices support 3.3V or 2.5V supply and LVPECL, LVDS, CMOS and HCSL output logic formats. These devices meet +50ppm total stability including aging and temperature drift across a -40C-deg to +85C-deg operating temperature range. The use of a proven plastic molded assembly improves long term reliability and minimizes aging drift compared to traditional XO devices. Finally, all options are available in a compact 3.2mm x 5mm package for the MX55 product family that reduces costly board space, a key concern for high channel density applications. The MX57 family of solutions comes in an easy-to-design 5mm x 7mm package option.

About Micrel, Inc.
Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high performance linear and power, LAN and timing and communications markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, MEMs-based clock oscillators and crystal-less clock generators, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: www.micrel.com.

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