DS3231 REAL TIME CLOCK

The DS3231 is a low-cost, extremely accurate I2C real-time clock (RTC) with an integrated temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) and crystal. The device 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 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 AM/PM indicator. Two programmable time-of-day alarms and a programmable square-wave  utputo are provided. Address and data are transferred serially through an I2C bidirectional bus.

DS3231 FEATURES

  • Highly Accurate RTC Completely Manages All Timekeeping Functions
    • Real-Time Clock Counts Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Date of the Month, Month, Day of the Week, and Year, with Leap-Year Compensation Valid Up to 2100
    • Accuracy ±2ppm from 0°C to +40°C
    • Accuracy ±3.5ppm from -40°C to +85°C
    • Digital Temp Sensor Output: ±3°C Accuracy
    • Register for Aging Trim
    • Active-Low RST Output/Pushbutton Reset Debounce Input
    • Two Time-of-Day Alarms
    • Programmable Square-Wave Output Signal
  • Simple Serial Interface Connects to Most Microcontrollers
    • Fast (400kHz) I2C Interface
  • Battery-Backup Input for Continuous Timekeeping
    • Low Power Operation Extends Battery-Backup Run Time
    • 3.3V Operation
  • Operating Temperature Ranges: Commercial (0°C to +70°C) and Industrial (-40°C to +85°C)
  • Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) Recognized

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