SiTime MEMS oscillators in Square POS products

July 22, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
SiTime MEMS oscillators in Square POS products
SiT8008 programmable oscillators deliver accurate timing with consistently providing 10-100 times better clock stability over temperature.

SiTime® Corporation has announced that Square, the globally trusted software, payments, and hardware system for businesses of all sizes, is using SiTime SiT8008 low-power, programmable MEMS oscillators for its Square Terminal and Square Register point-of-sale (POS) products. The SiT8008 is one of SiTime’s most popular devices and is used in over 50 applications across the enterprise, industrial, mobile, and consumer markets.

The stability of the timing subsystem plays a critical role in ensuring the accuracy of POS products. System vendors do have a choice for timing. They can use a SiTime oscillator, which is an external, standalone timing device, or they can use an on-chip oscillator on their microprocessor/SoC. An external oscillator like the SiT8008 will consistently deliver 10-100 times better clock stability because of superior MEMS and analog technology and SiTime’s systems expertise. Additionally, the programmable architecture of the SiT8008 provides excellent configurability to the user and ensures fast delivery.

“SiTime’s timing solutions are a good match for our Square Terminal and Register products because they help us to deliver an accurate, reliable product to our customers,” said Thomas Templeton, General Manager for Hardware at Square.

“Square’s POS products are renowned for their high quality, ease of use, innovative design, and reliability,” said Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing at SiTime. “SiTime’s MEMS timing solutions are a good fit for Square’s products as they deliver innovation, flexibility, high quality, and reliability in a small form factor.”


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