Although it seems as a trivial thing, a real-time clock is actually a pretty complex device: it has to accurately track the time, take our weird timing concepts into a consideration (skip a day every second month, deal with an extra day each "leap year", etc). A tedious job for a such a small device, which is expected to drain as little power as possible.
Very often, RTC ICs can be found on age-old computer motherboards, still functioning despite the battery age. This is due to the fact that these ICs drain very little current. The RV-3028-C7, main component of RTC 8 click, drains only 40nA. Combined with the possibility to trickle-charge the button cell battery when there is power supply present on its main power terminals, it stands a good chances to last almost indefinitely.
Besides reporting an alarm event, countdown event, power switch event, and more, the RV-3028-C7 can also capture an external event along with the timestamp. This adds another layer of usability to this device, making the RTC 8 click a perfect solution for development of many different applications:
- IoT applications
- wearable and portable devices
- loggers with timestamps
- industrial and health-related applications
- similar applications that require an accurate and reliable RTC for various purposes
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