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Extremely Accurate I²C RTC with Integrated Crystal and SRAM

Product Details

The DS3232 is a low-cost temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) with a very accurate, temperature-compensated, integrated real-time clock (RTC) and 236 bytes of battery-backed SRAM. Additionally, the DS3232 incorporates a battery 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 DS3232 is available in commercial and industrial temperature ranges, and is offered in an industry-standard 20-pin, 300-mil SO package.

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 an 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 through an I²C bidirectional bus.

A precision temperature-compensated voltage reference and comparator circuit monitors the status of VCC to detect power failures, to provide a reset output, and to automatically switch to the backup supply when necessary. Additionally, the active-low RST pin is monitored as a pushbutton input for generating a µP reset.

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
  • 236 Bytes of Battery-Backed SRAM
  • 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
  • Fast (400kHz) I²C Interface
  • 3.3V Operation
  • 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
Parametric specs for Oscillator Modules
Frequency 32.768kHz
Osc. Type TCXO
Tuning Adjustment Type Digital
Frequency Output Type CMOS Push-Pull
Frequency Stability (±ppm/yr) (0 to +40°C) 2
Frequency Stability (±ppm/yr) (-40 to 0°C/ +40 to +85°C) 3.5
Frequency Stability (±ppm/yr) (vs. VCC) 1 (typ)
Frequency Stability (±ppm) (vs. Aging) 5 (0-10 Years)
VSUPPLY (V) 2.3 to 5.5
Package/Pins SOIC (W)/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$4.16 @1k
Parametric specs for Timekeeping & Real-Time Clocks
Interface I2C
Date/ Time Format (hh = sec/100) YY-MM-DD/ HH:MM:SS
Time Keeping Current (nA) (typ) 1500
Memory Type NV SRAM
Memory Size (Bytes) 236
Time of Day Alarms 2
Integrated Resonator XTAL
Package/Pins SOIC (W)/20
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Simplified Block Diagram

DS3232: Typical Operating Circuit DS3232: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

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Parameters

Parametric specs for Oscillator Modules
Frequency 32.768kHz
Osc. Type TCXO
Tuning Adjustment Type Digital
Frequency Output Type CMOS Push-Pull
Frequency Stability (±ppm/yr) (0 to +40°C) 2
Frequency Stability (±ppm/yr) (-40 to 0°C/ +40 to +85°C) 3.5
Frequency Stability (±ppm/yr) (vs. VCC) 1 (typ)
Frequency Stability (±ppm) (vs. Aging) 5 (0-10 Years)
VSUPPLY (V) 2.3 to 5.5
Package/Pins SOIC (W)/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$4.16 @1k
Parametric specs for Timekeeping & Real-Time Clocks
Interface I2C
Date/ Time Format (hh = sec/100) YY-MM-DD/ HH:MM:SS
Time Keeping Current (nA) (typ) 1500
Memory Type NV SRAM
Memory Size (Bytes) 236
Time of Day Alarms 2
Integrated Resonator XTAL
Package/Pins SOIC (W)/20

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
  • 236 Bytes of Battery-Backed SRAM
  • 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
  • Fast (400kHz) I²C Interface
  • 3.3V Operation
  • 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

Description

The DS3232 is a low-cost temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) with a very accurate, temperature-compensated, integrated real-time clock (RTC) and 236 bytes of battery-backed SRAM. Additionally, the DS3232 incorporates a battery 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 DS3232 is available in commercial and industrial temperature ranges, and is offered in an industry-standard 20-pin, 300-mil SO package.

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 an 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 through an I²C bidirectional bus.

A precision temperature-compensated voltage reference and comparator circuit monitors the status of VCC to detect power failures, to provide a reset output, and to automatically switch to the backup supply when necessary. Additionally, the active-low RST pin is monitored as a pushbutton input for generating a µP reset.

Simplified Block Diagram

DS3232: Typical Operating Circuit DS3232: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Support & Training

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Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal