Integrated circuits designed to generate timing signals and keep track of time.
Clock and Timing integrated circuits are used in the design of electronic systems where it is necessary to generate, distribute and manipulate timing signals with the utmost precision. They are frequently used in telecommunications applications where a reliable clock signal is necessary to ensure proper communication. These types of integrated circuits are also used to keep track of time.
Clock Buffers, Drivers
Integrated circuits designed to fanout a single clock signal to several components
Clock Buffers and Drivers allow to fan out one input clock signal to several different integrated circuits present in a design. They are very important in circuit design because they allow the use of only one clock generator (e.g. oscillator) to drive several components, saving space and assembly costs.
Clock Generators, PLLs, Frequency Synthesizers
Integrated circuits designed to generate a clock signal
Clock Generators, PLLs, Frequency Synthesizers are integrated circuits that generate a reliable clock signal that is used to drive other integrated circuits like microcontrollers or communications modules.
Real Time Clocks
Integrated circuits designed to accurately keep track of time
Real Time Clocks are integrated circuits that are used in applications where it is necessary to accurately keep track of the current time. They are present in many devices such as personal computers and mobile phones.
Timers and Oscillators
Integrated circuits designed to provide time delays and create pulsating waveforms
Timers and Oscillators are integrated circuits that are used to provide time delays or to convert a DC signal into an alternating signal (usually a sine wave or a square wave).