I want my design to use as many common footprints as possible (eg. 0805/0603 for capacitors and resistors, powerSO8 for big switching MOSFETs, etc) so that I am less restricted by manufacturers and suppliers, and so that people in other countries etc. can build the design easier.
It appears that HC-49 is a very common footprint for crystals across a wide frequency range. I am also aware of a (less common) SMD version where it sits on a little plastic base and the leads are bent flat.
Are there any more compact SMD packages for crystals that have the broad support across many frequencies and suppliers? When I look on DigiKey it seems that all the smaller devices are in unique/manufacturer-specific packages with fairly narrow ranges of frequencies.
Am I just missing something? Is there a "go-to" package for small SMD crystals, like there is for resistors? Or perhaps a few different "go-to" packages for different frequency ranges (since lower frequency xtals probably need to be physically larger)?
(To clarify, I have no issues with reflow-only packages)