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September 10, 2012

KYOCERA Debuts KT1612 Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO)

Kyocera (News - Alert) Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Kyocera Crystal Device Corporation have unveiled their much awaited KT1612 temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO), which comes in a smallest size for an electronic component mounted in mobile communications handsets including smartphones.

The company officials said that the new oscillator has achieved an industry-leading level of low-phase noise characteristics that can operate at a temperature between -30 to +85°C. It comes in frequencies of 16.369MHz, 19.2MHz, 26MHz, 38.4MHz, 52MHz and has reference signal source for wireless communication devices such as cellular phone and GPS.

Posing a size of 1.6mm x 1.2mm and height of max.0.7mm, this unit claims to reduce surface area by 40 percent over conventional Kyocera products, due to the crystal element miniaturization technology accumulated over the years by Kyocera Crystal Device.

The company has also been successful in has reducing the low-phase noise by 7dBC (26MHz 1kHz offset) over conventional products, achieving an industry-leading level through Kyocera's unique circuit design. Since phase noise can cause transmission errors, especially in high-speed wireless communications, it is a vital characteristic for measures against noise. This product is expected to contribute to the application of simpler measures against noise in device design by significantly reducing phase noise, said the company officials.

Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was started in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). The company is ranked #426 on Forbes magazine’s 2012 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

The company supplies electronic components, semiconductor packages, telecommunications equipment, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, cutting tools and industrial ceramics.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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