3V/5V Real-Time Clocks

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The DS17285, DS17485, DS17885, DS17287, DS17487, and DS17887 real-time clocks (RTCs) are designed to be successors to the industry-standard DS12885 and DS12887. The DS17285, DS17485, and DS17885 (hereafter referred to as the DS17x85) provide a real-time clock/calendar, one time-of-day alarm, three maskable interrupts with a common interrupt output, a programmable square wave, and 114 bytes of battery-backed NV SRAM. The DS17x85 also incorporates a number of enhanced functions including a silicon serial number, power-on/off control circuitry, and 2K, 4K, or 8Kbytes of battery-backed NV SRAM. The DS17287, DS17487, and DS17887 (hereafter referred to as the DS17x87) integrate a quartz crystal and lithium energy source into a 24-pin encapsulated DIP package. The DS17x85 and DS17x87 power-control circuitry allows the system to be powered on by an external stimulus such as a keyboard or by a time-and-date (wake-up) alarm. The active-low PWR output pin is triggered by one or either of these events, and is used to turn on an external power supply. The active-low PWR pin is under software control, so that when a task is complete, the system power can then be shut down.

For all devices, the date at the end of the month is automatically adjusted for months with fewer than 31 days, including correction for leap years. It also operates in either 24-hour or 12-hour format with an AM/PM indicator. A precision temperature-compensated circuit monitors the status of VCC. If a primary power failure is detected, the device automatically switches to a backup supply. A lithium coin cell battery can be connected to the VBAT input pin on the DS17x85 to maintain time and date operation when primary power is absent. The DS17x85 and DS17x87 include a VBAUX input used to power auxiliary functions such as active-low PWR control. The device is accessed through a multiplexed byte-wide interface.
DS17285, DS17287, DS17485, DS17487, DS17885, DS17887: Functional Diagram DS17285, DS17287, DS17485, DS17487, DS17885, DS17887: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Incorporates Industry-Standard DS12887 PC Clock Plus Enhanced Functions
  • RTC Counts Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Day, Date, Month, and Year with Leap Year Compensation Through 2099
  • Optional +3.0V or +5.0V Operation
  • SMI Recovery Stack
  • 64-Bit Silicon Serial Number
  • Power-Control Circuitry Supports System Power-On from Date/Time Alarm or Key Closure
  • Crystal Select Bit Allows Operation with 6pF or 12.5pF Crystal
  • 12-Hour or 24-Hour Clock with AM and PM in 12-Hour Mode
  • 114 Bytes of General-Purpose, Battery-Backed NV SRAM
  • Extended Battery-Backed NV SRAM
    • 2048 Bytes (DS17285/DS17287)
    • 4096 Bytes (DS17485/DS17487)
    • 8192 Bytes (DS17885/DS17887)
  • RAM Clear Function
  • Interrupt Output with Six Independently Maskable Interrupt Flags
  • Time-of-Day Alarm Once per Second to Once per Day
  • End of Clock Update Cycle Flag
  • Programmable Square-Wave Output
  • Automatic Power-Fail Detect and Switch Circuitry
  • Available in PDIP, SO, or TSOP Package (DS17285, DS17485, DS17885)
  • Optional Encapsulated DIP (EDIP) Package with Integrated Crystal and Battery (DS17287, DS17487, DS17887)
  • Optional Industrial Temperature Range Available


  • Embedded Systems
  • Network Hubs, Bridges, and Routers
  • Security Systems
  • Utility Meters

See parametric specs for Timekeeping & Real-Time Clocks (78)

Part NumberInterfaceVSUPPLY
Time Keeping Current
Memory TypeMemory Size
Time of Day AlarmsFunctionsPackage/PinsBudgetary
(typ)(See Notes)
DS17285 Multiplexed
SOIC (W)/24
$4.63 @1k
DS17287 --2K
$9.24 @1k
DS17485 300
SOIC (W)/24
$6.17 @1k
DS17487 --4K
$9.69 @1k
DS17885 300
SOIC (W)/24
$10.29 @1k
DS17887 --8K
$12.28 @1k

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.
Product Reliability Reports: DS17887.pdf 
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Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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