BAW Technology For High-Performance Communication Infrastructure


Designers can leverage these innovative chips to shrink BOM, improve network performance and increase immunity to vibration and shock

Texas Instruments announced the new bulk acoustic wave (BAW)-based embedded processing and analog chips for the next generation of connectivity and communications infrastructure.

The first two devices developed with TI BAW technology, the SimpleLink™ CC2652RB wireless microcontroller (MCU) and the LMK05318 network synchronizer clock will help system designers streamline design logistics for faster time to market, while enabling stable, simplified and high-performance data delivery, which in return, allows for potential overall development and system cost savings.


Communications and industrial automation systems with discrete clocking and quartz-crystal devices can be costly, time-consuming and complicated to develop and are often susceptible to environmental stress. The new devices with TI BAW resonator technology integrate reference clocking resonators to provide the highest frequency in a small form factor.

Key features of CC2652RB

  • BAW resonator is integrated within the quad flat no-lead (QFN) package, eliminating the need for an external high-speed 48-MHz crystal.
  • Low power multi-standard device supporting Zigbee, Thread, Bluetooth low energy and proprietary 2.4-GHz connectivity solutions on a single chip.
  • Works in -40°C to 85°C temperature range

Key features of LMK05318

  • Helps systems transmit more data faster while also providing higher margin for system jitter. With ultra-low jitter and the industry’s best hitless switching performance, the LMK05318 delivers the lowest bit errors for 56-Gbps and emerging 112-Gbps pulse-amplitude modulation-4 links – enabling better network performance.
  • Intuitive design: With no in-system programming required, simplified power-supply requirements and a reduced bill-of-materials (BOM) for ancillary components, the LMK05318 streamlines the printed-circuit-board design phase while offering increased clocking performance.
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Preproduction samples of the CC2652RB are now available through the TI store in a 7-mm-by-7-mm very thin QFN (VQFN) package. Pricing starts at US$3.55 in 1,000-unit quantities.

The LMK05318 is now available in production quantities through the TI store and authorized distributors in a 48-pin, 7-mm-by-7-mm VQFN package. Pricing starts at US$11.44 in 1,000-unit quantities.

For more information, check CC2652RB, LMK05318



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