Posts Tagged ‘Crystal oscillator’

App note: Crystal oscillator troubleshooting guide

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

App note from NXP Semiconductors dealing with oscillators in microcontrollers. Link here (PDF) Most microcontrollers can use a crystal oscillator as their clock source. Other options include external canned oscillators, resonators, RC oscillators, and internal clocks. The main advantages of a crystal oscillator are frequency accuracy, stability, and low power...

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Crystal oscillator teardown

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Here's a tear down of a crystal oscillator and a look at the silicon controller from Electronupdate:  Inside is a ceramic circuit board.  Ceramic has a low coefficient of thermal expansion which is probably very desirable here. It will also not absorb moisture.  All of this would affect the frequency. More details...

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Crystal oscillator frequencies

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Drone refers us to this table of Crystal oscillator frequencies from Wikipedia: Wikipedia has a nice table of "Crystal oscillator frequencies". The table includes a column of crystals divisible by powers of 2 which may be appropriate for Real Time Clock (RTC) references... Xtal frequencies covered in the table (at...

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