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

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Unexpected resistor for oscillator

Please see these two part of this board : In your opinion, What's the usage of the R32 resistor? also in the AN2867 aplication note has been mentioned: Then we have to put a resistor to limit ...
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Crystal Oscillator not giving correct frequency

I have a 48MHz Crystal Oscillator (see here) that I am using as a clock for my microcontroller (EFM32GG332F1024). Looking at the datasheet for this crystal it seemed to me that the load capacitance is ...
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Value for feedback resistor in pierce crystal oscillator configuration

This question is partially an "understanding english" question and partially and "understanding the pierce oscillator configuration" question. Backstory I'm currently looking at using a Freescale ...
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Atmega32u4 not detected

I have made a Arduino Leonardo clone and have been trying to burn a bootloader into it. I am still unable to connect to the Atmega32u4. It says "Unable to enter programming mode. "Unable to enter ...
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Choosing between internal oscillator and external crystal- ATXMega32E5

We are working with a modern microcontroller ATXMega32E5, from the ATMEL XMega family. Our aim is to use the UART of the controller for effective communication, with the speed of about 9600 or 4800 ...
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Can I replace crystal input with mems oscillator

I am designing a device that uses a real time clock (RTC) from ABRACON. AB1805-T3. RTC Datasheet: http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/3/AB18XX-30381.pdf The device has the option to either select an internal ...
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Selecting an external crystal for FPGA

Assuming that the FPGA has a clock multiplier to get much faster frequencies internally, what is good choice for an external crystal? Let's say I've got a Virtex 7 class FPGA, and I plan to run ...
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AVR external crystal not working with UART

So I have an ATmega328P with a 14.7456MHz external crystal, full-swing settings, and I'm trying to talk to my mac via UART and an FTDI friend-type device. If I connect AVR Tx to AVR Rx, then all ...
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Interpreting Crystal Deviations

I am investigating the accuracy of a crystal mounted on a MCU. The API provided by the MCU manufacturer has a TimeGet48 function that returns a 48-bit number ...
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Understanding the Pierce Oscillator Pi Network

I've been looking at the Pierce oscillator and I think I understand how it operates, but I'm a little unsure of the role played by the series caps to ground (the so-called pi network). I've put ...
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How to connect muRata XRCGB_F_M Series (XRCGB27M120F3M00R0) to microprocessor oscillator

This device as described in the data sheet (Crystal Unit (Crystal Resonator)) shows four pad pins (labeled 1-4) in an arrangement similar to ceramic resonator units. However, as shown in the diagram ...
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ATmega XTAL input capacitance and crystal load capacitance

I need precise low-ppm crystal for my circuit with 8-bit ATMEGA (AT90USB1286). Currently 18pF TXC HC-49 (11.5x5mm) is used. I need also minimize size to reduce potential EMC and PCB. TXC - 7M/B ...
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Crystal radio (AM receiver)?

I've made this circuit on a breadboard. It doesn't work properly. I hear the sound of an oscillator (similar to the sound of 555 timer). I changed C6 and L1 to change the frequency but I hear the ...
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A question about resonance and crystal radio?

This is a circuit of crystal radio transmitter. I've tested it, and it works properly. but I can't understand everything in this circuit... L1 and C5 make resonance frequency, Would you tell me if ...
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What are quartz crystal oscillators?

I'm a beginner in electronics and I found two quartz crystal oscillators, each one has two pins. Their numbers are: sjc4.000a ee4.000 Is it possible to know the ...
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How to detect Resonance?

I've made many RC circuits and RLC circuits ( series and parallel resonance). I want to make sure that these circuits work and make resonance, but I don't have CRO device. Is there any way to detect ...
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Does CKDIV8 save battery life when programmed?

On ATmega328P there is a CKDIV8 fuse bit that when programmed divides clock by 8. I'm wondering if the power consumption is equal on these two setups: micro with 8MHz external crystal and CKDIV8 ...
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Atmega32 can't verify after setting correct fuses for external crystal. HELP

I am having trouble with some Atmega32A's purchased off from eBay. The MCU's does not seem to be fake as they are functioning properly. I am experiencig the following problem: I want to use external ...
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Crystal or Crystal Oscillator for time sensitive device

A device that I'm working on is controlled by ATmega328P microcontroller. This will be some sort of a watch, therefore I want it to be as precise as possible. For instance if left to run for a whole ...
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Crystal clock oscillator giving out sine wave, help?

I am building a 50MHz clock by using ABRACON ACOL-50-EK crystal clock oscillator. I have connected 3.3V supply (with a 0.1uF capacitor to ground) to Vdd (pin 14). GND (pin 7) is grounded and output is ...
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Crystal Oscillator output voltages and power

I have built the crystal oscillator stage to the Pixie 2, a Hartley oscillator, with a 9 volt voltage source. I measured the output with my VOM set to AC 30 volts. It read almost 30 volts. That is ...
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3 Hz from a watch crystal

I have a stepper motor which step angle is 2 degrees. I want to display seconds using a needle attached to this stepper. The watch crystal divides nicely to produce 1Hz pulses, so every second I can ...
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ATtiny External Clock not working

So, I've been wanting to break away from the arduino abstraction for a while now. I made a board that has an ATtiny10 on it with a crystal and an output. I cannot for the life of me understand what ...
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Piezo & RFC Modeling! [closed]

I want to model the circuit in the picture below. It is an ultrasonic humidifier. But I can't model it for two reasons: The inductor on emitter is a RFC (radio frequency choke). There's a crystal ...
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how to select capacitor for a crystal oscillator

Here is a 32 MHz crystal from one of TI's reference design The BOM list defines the crystal as ...
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Is the value of XTAL load capacitors for ATmega328p @ 16MHz critical?

I'm going to try to assemble an MCU-based circuit using an ATmega328P-PU (Arduino UNO stripped down to essential parts as in this tutorial). I've skimmed over a lot of posts on EE.SE about load ...
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How does a Crystal work?

Specifically, a 2pin and 4pin quartz crystal oscillator. What I know: current is applied and the crystal oscillates in order to provide an oscillating signal. What I want to know: How does the ...
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Improper functioning of Timer1 in pic18

I'm using pic18f controller and i am supposed to get a delay of 1 sec.I'm using an external crystal of 16mhz and this is the configuration bits that i have used in it.I have configured the timer1 and ...
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Can I share a crystal between two AT89S52? Is this method correct?

I have a project which I will need two 8051 microcontroller on a board. I want to reduce its size and cost, so I tried to use one crystal for two microcontroller, but just connect them parallel ...
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Electrostatic charge changes crystal frequency

What are the reasons of this undesired effect: I have a PIC with RTC (Real time clock) connected to an external 32.768kHz crystal for auto-calibration (according to PIC Manual handbook). The crystal ...
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Can you identify immersionRC transmitter crystal?

Please identify this crystal. It's from immersionRC 600mW video transmitter. Labeled S80003H. I have another one labeled S80009F from same brand transmitter 100mW, they are same, whats difference?
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If I'm using an RTC and ATMega328p (arduino UNO chip), do I need two crystals?

If I'm using an RTC that requires an external crystal, do I need a second external crystal for my ATMega328p? Or can the two share? What is standard practice for this kind of thing? I'm making a ...
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Crystal <--> CPLD interface

Could someone advise me on what would be a good practice to interface the CoolRunnerXC2C256 with an external clock? I wish to use KC5032A20 crystal and have it to drive global clock GCK2 (pin 38). ...
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Proper oscillator for CPLD

I plan to use KC5032A40 as a clock source for CoolRunnerXPLA3 256. I power it with 3.3V and interface it as suggested: I perform the measurement at the Test Point and do not add any CL capacitance, ...
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Why use asymmetrical capacitor values for crystal?

Are there any circumstances where you would want asymetrical load capacitors on a crystal? I came across this schematic in the documentation for an NXP UART. It looks just wrong to me. Can anyone tell ...
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Crystal oscillator wave shape?

I hooked up a crystal oscillator (4 pins) to Vcc + Gnd and observed the generated waveform using my scope. I think everyone will agree the waveform shown is very distorted and I am not sure why. Any ...
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Correct 4-pin Oscillator connections

I'm looking for the correct way to connect a 4-pin oscillator to a PIC24F. I have seen diagrams like the one below, but it seems that this connection is only for crystals and not crystal oscillators. ...
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What components are needed for a 20MHz square wave clock?

I would like to create a 20Mhz clock that generates a square wave for the home-brew Z80 computer I' making. I already have several 20MHz crystal oscillators but am at a loss when it comes to circuit ...
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Identifying Crystal Resonator Case Marking ('T' in a Diamond)

I have been trying for several hours to identify the manufacturer of a quartz resonator. There is a marking of a 'T' in a rhombus, like so: Does anybody know who's mark this is? I know that I've ...
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Choice of solder influencing quartz crystal?

I had problems with DS1307 based real time clocks, the culprit seems to be the solder we used. Let me explain. We were using an Adafruit DS1307 based RTC I2C ...
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Does the LPC1343 MCU need an external clock for USB operation?

I am trying to design a board using the LPC1343: http://www.nxp.com/documents/data_sheet/LPC1311_13_42_43.pdf I would like to be able to use its on-board USB bootloader to program it. My question is ...
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How to use a crystal oscillator

I am trying to use a crystal oscillator as a clock signal for the PWMCLK input of a LED driver chip (TC62D723FNG) I have a FOX 1813-0245 8926 25.00000 MHz crystal oscillator I picked up at a local ...
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PCB layout for 8-16MHz crystal very near WiFi module AND small DC motor

I'm designing an "Internet of Things" appliance where space and layout are constrained by mechanical and cost requirements. The main processor is a PIC18 and its crystal (probably 8MHz, maybe 16) is ...
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Load Resistor across Crystal

What is the purpose of using a 1M Ohm resistor across crystal pins? Please refer to the image for clarity. The crystal serves as the clock source for an USB Hub device(LAN9512). There is nothing ...
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Will a 5V crystal oscillator oscillate with a 3.3V supply?

My question is in the title. I was looking for a component, but I can only find it with 5V. There is no data sheet provided so my question is in general: Will a 5V crystal oscillator oscillate with a ...
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Crystal oscillator output impedance

I want to build a varactor frequency tripler (from 80 to 240 MHz). Can't find XO output impedance for an input matching network. I would appreciate any advice on this matter.
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How to test a crystal resonator in board?

I have 2 quartz crystal resonators in my pcb board: 32.768 kHz & 20 MHz. They are connected to a Freescale MC12311 transceiver IC, which has an HCS08 micro-controller embedded in it. I want to ...
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How does this wireless transceiver work?

While messing with Arduino I came across this wireless transceiver. As a newbie in all this stuff, it's written that it operates at 2.4 GHz, so the transmitter crystal and receiver crystal must ...
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Can any one tell me the purpose of those two capacitors at the both end of XTAL1 and XTAL2 connected to crystal oscillator? [duplicate]

How does those two c2 and c1 capacitor affect clock input spectrum? What would happen if those two capacitors were not there? Are they mandatory to have?
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Difference between 3.3V half-size DIP oscillator and Full size DIP oscillator

I have often heard oscillators with 3.3V half-size DIP oscillator with 4 pins and Full-size DIP oscillator with 8 pins. Why would someone want to use half-size DIP or full size DIP?