27-03-2018 | EM Microelectronic | Subs & Systems
EM Microelectronic has released its EM3028 Extreme low power RTC module, establishing a new industry benchmark for accuracy and power consumption. The device shows its green IoT applications, with 50% extended battery life in comparison to its nearest competitor, at twice the accuracy. It increases the device life span at a reduced overall BOM cost. The company's RTCs offer an elegant solution for improving the autonomy of connected devices, by giving accurate sleep and wake-up timing for power-hungry elements, thus improving the global user experience. The frustrating requirement to continually charge or replace the batteries of a wearable device becomes a thing of the past with the device used as an ideal companion for the company's energy harvesting solutions, this unique combination requiring, in certain applications, no charging or battery replacement throughout the complete device life span. “Today we set a new world record, with 40nA current consumption for 1-ppm accuracy, making the EM3028 the perfect embodiment of our watchmaking DNA: Swiss precision timing combined with ultra-low-power microelectronics”, says Michel Willemin, CEO of EM Microelectronic. “This development is a major stepping stone for our vision of a green IoT with a seamless user experience, based on zero-maintenance devices”.