Real-Time Clocks
DS3234

DS3234

Extremely Accurate SPI Bus RTC with Integrated Crystal and SRAM

Completely Integrated, Accurate Timing Solution Provides Better than ±2.0 Minutes per Year Accuracy Over the Industrial Temperature Range and Requires No User Calibration


Description

The DS3234 is a low-cost, extremely accurate SPI™ bus real-time clock (RTC) with an integrated temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) and crystal. The DS3234 incorporates a precision, temperature-compensated voltage reference and comparator circuit to monitor VCC. When VCC drops below the power-fail voltage (VPF), the device asserts the active-low RST output and also disables read and write access to the part when VCC drops below both VPF and VBAT. The active-low RST pin is monitored as a pushbutton input for generating a µP reset. The device switches to the backup supply input and maintains accurate timekeeping when main power to the device is interrupted. The integration of the crystal resonator enhances the long-term accuracy of the device as well as reduces the piece-part count in a manufacturing line. The DS3234 is available in commercial and industrial temperature ranges, and is offered in an industry-standard 300-mil, 20-pin SO package.

The DS3234 also integrates 256 bytes of battery-backed SRAM. In the event of main power loss, the contents of the memory are maintained by the power source connected to the VBAT pin. The RTC maintains seconds, minutes, hours, day, date, month, and year information. The date at the end of the month is automatically adjusted for months with fewer than 31 days, including corrections for leap year. The clock operates in either the 24-hour or 12-hour format with active-low AM/PM indicator. Two programmable time-of-day alarms and a programmable square-wave output are provided. Address and data are transferred serially by an SPI bidirectional bus.
DS3234: Typical Operating Circuit DS3234: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Accuracy ±2ppm from 0°C to +40°C
  • Accuracy ±3.5ppm from -40°C to +85°C
  • Battery Backup Input for Continuous Timekeeping
  • Operating Temperature Ranges
    • Commercial: 0°C to +70°C
    • Industrial: -40°C to +85°C
  • Low-Power Consumption
  • Real-Time Clock Counts Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Day, Date, Month, and Year with Leap Year Compensation Valid Up to 2099
  • Two Time-of-Day Alarms
  • Programmable Square-Wave Output
  • 4MHz SPI Bus Supports Modes 1 and 3
  • Digital Temp Sensor Output: ±3°C Accuracy
  • Register for Aging Trim
  • Active-Low RST Input/Output
  • 300-Mil, 20-Pin SO Package

Applications/Uses

  • GPS
  • Servers
  • Telematics
  • Utility Power Meters
Part Number Freq. Osc. Type Tuning Adjustment Type Freq. Output Type Frequency Stability
(±ppm/yr)
Frequency Stability
(±ppm/yr)
Frequency Stability
(±ppm/yr)
Frequency Stability
(±ppm)
VSUPPLY
(V)
Budgetary
Price
0 to +40°C -40 to 0°C/ +40 to +85°C vs. VCC vs. Aging See Notes
DS3234  32.768kHz TCXO Digital CMOS Push-Pull 2 3.5 1 (typ) 5 (0-10 Years)
2.0 to 5.5
2.7 to 5.5
$3.36 @1k
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Part Number Interface VSUPPLY
(V)
Time Keeping Current
(nA)
Memory Type Memory Size
(Bytes)
Time of Day Alarms Integrated Resonator Budgetary
Price
typ See Notes
DS3234  SPI
2.0 to 5.5
2.7 to 5.5
1500 NV SRAM 256 2 XTAL $3.36 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

 

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