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Real Time Plus Integrates Real Time Clock and Battery Re-Charger

Real Time Plus Integrates Real Time Clock and Battery Re-Charger

A functional module product line from Cardinal Components, Inc., called Real Time PlusTM (RTPtm),  integrates a full-featured Real Time Clock with a two-wire I2C control, a RoHS Solid State Battery (ENERCHIPtm enabled), trickle charge-recharging circuit, power management circuit,and a 32 kHz watch crystal, all in an SMD package, also available in a plastic LGA. The RTP  incorporates 8 Bytes of Ram and 2 Bytes of EEPROM for customers'application within a discrete plastic Surface Mount 10 x 12 mm package.

Initial introduction includes three versions: the CRTPN05 with 4-day battery back up, the CRTPA12 with 20-day back up, and the CRTPA50 with 90-day back up. Cardinal's Real Time PlusTM saves design time, board space and cost, and provides customers the ability for further system integration.

These unique features make this new product a good fit for a host of markets, including consumer electronics, industrial, commercial, aerospace, agricultural, medical, and military.

Applications include smart energy, eco-friendly, energy harvesting, micro-robotic vehicles, perimeter security, border intrusion networks, metering, wearable's, instrumentation, aircraft monitoring, telemedicine and implantable medical devices  and green technologies.  Also, ATM's, POS systems, surveillance and safety monitoring systems, data logging,  time keeping/stamping,  ticketing systems, portable and battery operated devices, white goods,  wireless networks and many more.

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