Piezo-electric device cut at a specific resonance frequency, mostly used in oscillators.

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Crystal marking

Please help me to find out the value of a crystal
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RC oscillator ageing

I know that a crystal oscillator has a particular ageing curve, that shall be taken into account when designing a long-term application. But what about the RC internal to the MCUs? I did not find ...
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32.768 kHz crystal for RTC, should the case be soldered to GND? [duplicate]

I've seen this on a few boards, but I don't know if it's the right thing to do. Should the case be soldered to GND? It is the common cylindrical package:
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Can I only use a crystal earpiece for my crystal radio?

I am building a crystal radio for my science fair project, and I am having some issues. For my earpiece, I am using a telephone receiver which may be the issue. For my ground, I am using a water ...
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resonator or Crystal Oscillator for atmega2560

I've received the PCB that I have designed. This PCB has an atmega2560 on it. I have designed it to use a Crystal Oscillator such as this figure shows : Is this designed supposed to work on an ...
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Will this crystal-driven inverter successfully produce AC current?

The basic idea of this is that the crystal X1 and filtering caps C1 and C2, will produce a simple square wave that feeds into the NPN transistor Q1. When Q1 is on, the input voltage that Q2 and Q4 ...
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Is there a way to fine tune the frequency of a crystal oscillator?

I have a cheap alarm clock at home. I notified that it got about 10 min of delay every two weeks (I have to re-setup time again and again). I tear it down and found out it is driven by a crystal and ...
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Why is an 80MHz PIC32 using an 8MHz AND a 32,768Hz crystal?

I saw this schematic, and they are using a PIC32 microprocessor that can do 80MHz, but they are using an 8MHz crystal on OSC1 and OSC2. Are they running the processor at 8MHz or is there some sort of ...
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Choosing crystal, strangely narrow requirements in MCU datasheet?

I am making a prototype using the Atmel ATSAM4S2B microcontroller, but I am having trouble choosing a crystal. I need a 12MHz crystal to use the integrated USB module. The problem is, in the ...
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The classic 1N34A Ge Diode has a Vf of 1V… how could a diode with such a high Vf work in crystal sets they were packaged in?

Back when I was younger I got a crystal radio set kit which included a 1N34A Ge diode (as far as I can remember, I don't have it anymore). I wanted to build one again recently and all I had a was a ...
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drive strength of OCXO

I am trying to find the drive level of an OCXO. The OCXO I am using is the OCXO. I am trying to find the max drive strength. I find only the minimum peak power in dBm. The screen shot is as shown ...
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Saw resonator vs quartz

I see some data sheets of some saw resonators with a nominal frequency at the GHz range, whereas normal AT quartz cuts are limited to some hundreds of MHz. What is really the difference here, ...
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Oscillator will not start up reliably

I have designed a PCB using a PIC18F6520 and a 32MHz crystal. Using a breadboard with a PIC16F877A, my code works great. But when I load a simple LED blinking program onto my PCB, the LED flickers ...
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Using CMOS Schmitt trigger inverters in quartz crystal oscillator circuit

In all sources I've seen about quartz crystal oscillators using CMOS inverters there's a note like this: But why Schmitt inverter is needed? Won't classic 74HC04 work?
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Where are the external oscillator pins on PIC12LF1572

I have searched the whole datasheet, but couldn't find where are the OSC1 and OSC2 pins are. I've found the CLKOUT (which is CMOS output) on RA4 and CLKIN (which is TTL input) on RA5. But I need the ...
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Does thhis crystal circuit works?

I need a tiny oscillator circuit for testing an application. Now I haven't much experience in creating oscillators so I would like to use this Collpits-circuit: I only need the carrier wave so I ...
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Placement of two independent crystals

This one is completely about PCB layout. I have two 26MHz crystals in the design, one for each processor on the board (TXC 7M-26.000MEEQ-T, datasheet: ...
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Need Help In Creating and Debugging a 8Mhz CLK Circuit

I want to create a CLK generator circuit that will work at 8Mhz. I'm following this design (from http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/oscillator/crystal.html): My crystal is 8Mhz HC49/US, with 20pF ...
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26MHz crystal not oscillating - strange capacitor behavior

I am using this 26MHz crystal from NDK. The specified load capacitance is 10pF, I am using two 18pF capacitors in series accordingly. The circuit is shown in figure below. The problem is that the ...
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Using crystal in LTspice (where to get values for RCL)?

I'd like to simulate a schematic in LTspice driven by a crystal. An capacitor representing the crytal (as a resonant circuit) however it needs some specific values. Is there a table of common values ...
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Why are crystal oscillators used in clocks instead of RLC circuits?

The timing of quartz clocks is regulated by a crystal oscillator. This crystal oscillator effectively forms an RLC circuit. If this is so, what properties does a crystal oscillator have that makes ...
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Will a parallel crystal toggle on its own?

I'm having trouble with this part of my circuit. I have this crystal connected, but I see only a 3.3V DC signal on Pin 1 and 3 of the Crystal, and a 0V signal on Pin 2 and 4 of the crystal. I'm ...
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How can a diode act as a detector in a crystal receiver?

I was reading about old crystal radios and read that in a crystal receiver the radio signal in the air is first selected by a tuning coil and then converted to audio signal by a diode. I am confused ...
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JFET - Ceramic Resonator - Oscillator Phenomonom going in and out of oscillation

An oscillator using a ceramic resonator is going in and out of oscillation. I have an oscillator circuit with a peculiar phenomonon. The oscillator does work (mostly). The “crystal” I am ...
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How to test a crystal with multimeter

I have a PCB in which I need to change the crystal. I don't have scope right now with me. So is there any way I can check if the crystal is working or not after soldering it in PCB. I am not good in ...
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10 USB Hub ICs from 1 Crystal Oscillator?

I am designing a PCB with 10 individual USB hub ICs onboard. They all require a clock input and I am wondering if it is possible to drive all the clocks from a single crystal oscillator? The hub IC ...
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Abracon RTCC - no startup oscillation, no SPI

I'm trying an Abracon AB1815 Real-Time Clock/Calendar (SPI interface) in a "fun" QFN16 package. It has a 17th VSS pad which is grounded. It is on a QFN17-to-DIP expander for prototyping at 1.8v. I ...
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Additional Resistor For Pierce Oscillator

I want to build SIM Card Reader by following a schematic from here as follow: I realized that the clock generator (upper center) form a Pierce oscillator but with an additional resistor (R2 symbol ...
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Strange ADC sampling frequency / clock frequency on STM32F401 board

I use a timer to trigger ADC sampling on STM32F401, and the interrupt service routine of ADC will toggle a GPIO pin so that I can measure the ADC sampling frequency using an oscilloscope (which should ...
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Can I replace a 27.12MHZ by a 13.56MHZ Xtal on PN532

I have a prototype of NFC reader which is attached to my Board. But it seem it doesn't work ... the only change I made was the Xtal because I don't find 27.12MHZ. Some people told me I can replace it ...
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Run an atmega328 using an 16Mhz crystal with 22nF caps

Can you run an ATmega328 using an 16Mhz crystal with 22nF capacitors instead 22pF?
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Crystal routing in layout

We started production for a project with RFID reader (13.56Mhz) which have an external crystal of 13.56Mhz. The layout was designed by a Chinese design house which I'm afraid that did a small mistake ...
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What is going on in this VCXO circuit?

Here's a schematic of the VCXO oscillator section from a Siemens S55 mobile phone. AFC signal coming from the processor tunes the crystal via a varicap. There's also a thermistor going back to the ...
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How does one get the common PC frequencies (33.33 MHz, 48.000 MHz) from 14.318 MHz?

I see that a lot ICs for PC use a single 14.318 MHz crystal oscillator (which is an NTSC standard frequency, so very widely available in terms of parts) to generate the clocks for PCI, USB, etc. ...
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How to measure parastic capacitance of a trace

I have a 24 MHz, crystal on my board and datasheet of IC defines the load capacitance between 5-9pF. The reference design I follow don't use any load capacitor. My traces look like this: shorter ...
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Crystal grounds and minimal trace distance to leads

Some questions have already been asked about crystals but there's a few competing designs and I have a few "obsessive" type questions on layout. Here's a almost completed layout with a PIC16F ...
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AVR unable to enter programming mode

I have an ATMega88PB on a PCB which won't enter programming mode after changing the fuse settings to EXTFSXTAL_16KCK_14CK_0MS. Prior to this, the AVRISP MkII was able to communicate with the ...
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Why are crystal capacitors considered to be in series?

I'm trying to pick a crystal and capacitors for the clocking of a MCU, and, from what I've understood, my crystal needs a load capacitance of 30pF (its specified in the datasheet) in order to properly ...
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PIC16 LP drive level - do I need a damping resistor?

I'm using a 32kHz crystal oscillator with timer1 on a PIC16F1825 to provide more accurate timing for events (I want to do something every 20 minutes). The crystal circuit looks easy enough to design ...
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Run two boards with different crystals (MCP2515 specifically)

I have one CAN bus interface that's using a 16 MHz crystal, and I want to set up my own interface to talk / simulate CAN packets with first one. I do have 20 MHz crystals for my own ...
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Troubleshoot load capacitance (crystal not starting)

I am using a MAX11060 ADC in a project, I have established SPI communications and am able to read and write registers, however I am unable to get any readings, I believe this is due to the crystal not ...
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difference between crystals in applications

I am trying to use a crystal for a MCU. The xtal is 32.768KHz. This will be scaled up by the internal PLL or FLL to a much more higher level. I was looking at some crystals of the same value in some ...
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Using “oscillator” rather than crystal for MCU

I'm kinda new to this so the name is based on Digikey. I have a PIC24FV32KA304 and I want to put an external oscillator of 32mhz. I found out that an oscillator like this one is a bit cheaper than ...
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8253 / 82C54 timer, clock input

I'm experimenting on a breadboard how to use the programmable interval timer 8253 (actually I'm using the new 82C54, it's the same thing). datasheet: ...
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Can I replace watch quartz with DS3231 32 kHz output?

I'd like to know if it's possible to synchronize classical quartz clock by replacing inbuilt quartz crystal with DS3231's 32 kHz output. I need to synchronize my analog watch with RTC DS3231. Am I ...
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Can I use 8pF 200ohm 10MHz crystal with ATMega88 w/o caps?

I'm trying to save board space. I know crystals typically have 20-30 pF ratings, and need 20-ish pF caps to ground. I found this crystal: ...
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Can Two Or More ATTinys Share One External Crystal? [duplicate]

I've got two I2C Slave ATTiny85 chips both running at 16MHz with external crystals. Can they both share a single crystal with the 22pf caps? Is there anything wrong with this? I don't have any free ...
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What generates the clock signal in a fast CPU and how does it work?

Often, for integrated circuits, a quartz crystal is used to generate the clock signal. However, this only reaches speeds in MHz. What component, or what circuit, generates signals up to 5 GHz ...
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Why LED signboards shake when I eat an apple? [duplicate]

while I was sitting in city center with so many LED (especially red ones mounted) signboards and I was bitting an apple, the signboards suddenly begin to shake for only a second while my head is ...
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Charge Cap Crystal - Package

I got an external crystal for a MCU ( tm4c1233h6pm). I use the NX-16MHZ from NDK, in the datasheet, the recommend cap charge for the crystal are 2 cap of 10 pF for a 16 Mhz crystal. My question is ...