Murata has announced line-up additions to its XRC family of hybrid crystal timing devices specifically for automotive applications. The new products are approximately 40% smaller than the industry norm and measure just 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm. The XRC series is available with nominal frequencies in the range of 12 MHz to 24 MHz, and provide a highly accurate, high-quality clock that is required for automotive electronic control units (ECUs). Typically used for in-vehicle networks such as CAN and FlexRay, the XRC series incorporates a crystal element within a ceramic resonator package structure. Frequency tolerance is typically ±100 ppm at 25°C. Operating temperature range is -40°C to +125°C. The ESR is 30% to 50% lower than similar devices currently available on the market in spite of the small package.