Aker Technology C1E Crystal with Extended Frequency Range

C1E Series Crystal now with extended frequency range up to 96 MHz

Extended Operating Frequency in Aker Technology’s Enhanced C1E Ultra-compact Crystal Tops 96 MHz

Coupled with tight tolerances and tight stability, crystal ideal for growing WiFi6/6E market

Technology Highlights

  • Extended operating frequency up to 96 MHz leads the industry
  • Ultra small footprint: 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.5 mm
  • Very tight tolerances and stabilities with extended temperature ranges
  • Ideal for 5G, Wifi-6/6E, IoT, wireless communications

Pembroke Pines, Fla. September 2022 – Aker Technology USA, a global manufacturer of innovative, competitively priced frequency control products, now offers the enhanced C1E quartz crystal updated with an industry-leading extended frequency range of 16.000 to 96.000 MHz. It meets the increasing accuracy and reliability demands in the 5G, WiFi-6/6E, IoT and wireless communications industries.

The ultra-miniature C1E is a 4-pad surface mount device (SMD) that measures just 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.5 mm and offers an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to 125°C. It’s seam sealed ceramic metal construction helps reduce electro-magnetic interference (EMI) effects between the package and the lid.

Eric Greenberg, Director of North American Salesof Aker Technology, noted, “To meet the growing demands of the wireless communications industry, we improved on our existing C1E crystal to offer this enhanced version.  The extended frequency range makes ideal for wireless products designed to support better uplink and downlink speeds as well improve remote work environments.”

The C1E delivers tolerances as tight as +/- 10 ppm and a stability down to +/- 15 ppm in a reliable frequency control device.  Other specifications include aging of +/- 3 ppm maximum per year, a maximum drive level to 100 µW and insulation resistance of 500 M Ohm at 100 VDC +/- 15 VDC.

Built on Aker’s principles of flexible, high-quality manufacturing, the C1E can cost-effectively be delivered in small quantities with short turnaround and lead times.  The C1E comes in a tape and reel packaging in up to 3,000-piece assembly.