[time-nuts] A look inside the DS3231

Mark Sims holrum at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 30 18:47:36 EDT 2017


Lower drain means a smaller battery or backup source...  and in today's world of electronics smaller is better.   But, past a certain point,  it all boils down to a "spec waving" contest  ;-) 

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> What's the motivation for this, other than "because we can"? Aren't
existing RTC chips capable of running 10+ years from a lithium coin cell
already, to the point where the cell's self-discharge is the limiting
factor?


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