Farnell stocks Analog Devices’ low power real time clock 

Accessed through an I2C serial interface, the MAX31331 is a low power, real time clock (RTC) time keeping device from Analog Devices, which is now available from Farnell. 

The MAX31331 supports a wide range of 32.768kHz crystals and is accessed through an I2C serial interface. It consumes nominal 65nA time-keeping current, extending battery life, making it suitable for battery-powered and portable devices, including, wearables, medical devices and IoT nodes. The MAX31331 includes an automatic switch reverting to a back up supply in the event of a power failure, ensuring accurate timekeeping even in adverse conditions.

It is compact, with a small footprint of 1.66 x 1.26mm for use where space is limited. For ease of use, there are timestamps for various events, low battery voltage detection, 1/128 second register and alarms and countdown timer

The MAX31331 can be purchased from Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC. 

Farnell has over 80 years’ experience in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. It supports its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.  

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe; Newark in North America; and element14 throughout Asia Pacific and sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet, a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. 


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