Crystal Oscillators

A crystal oscillator is an electromechanical device, it's also an electronic oscillator circuit. The main purpose of an oscillator is to make use of a quartz crystal as a frequency. Crystal oscillators use the mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal, which is made up of a piezoelectric material. This process allows the oscillator to create and obtain an electric signal with a high precision frequency.

Where Crystal Oscillators are used?

This type of frequency is mostly used to keep track of time within a wristwatch or a digital integrated circuit, to provide a stable clock signal. This is where this signal gained it's commonly referred to as "clock signal". This clock signal is used to synchronise the operation of the other electronic devices that make up the system the oscillator is housed in. An oscillator is also used to help stabilise frequencies for radio transmitters and receivers, used in clocks (clock oscillator), computers and cell phones. Quartz crystal can also be found inside test and measurement equipment such as counters, signal generators and oscilloscopes.

A little more information on Crystal Oscillators

  • Crystal oscillators are known to be superior to ceramic resonators, this is for a multitude of reasons. They offer higher stability, they're higher quality and are considerably lower in cost and more compact in size.
  • Quartz crystals are manufactured for frequencies that range from a few tens of kilohertz all the way up to hundreds of megahertz.

Types of Crystal Oscillators

  • TCXO - These are used when a temperature stability is needed and can't be attained through a standard crystal oscillator (XO) or a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO).
  • OCXO - This is an oven-controlled crystal oscillator, a type of oscillator that achieves the highest frequency stability that a quartz crystal can. They are designed to operate inside a temperature-controlled oven, they are physically larger and require more power to run.
  • VCXO - This is a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator, it controls the change in crystal output by using a DC (direct current) voltage.

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RS Stock No. 144-1124
BrandRS PRO
kr 23,264
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Clock 10MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 5.5V dc -10°C 1.8mm 70°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-1119
BrandRS PRO
kr 72,968
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Clock 100MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -10°C 1.8mm 70°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-1102
BrandRS PRO
kr 2,588
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Clock 20MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 1.8V dc -20°C 1mm 70°C 2.5 x 2 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 144-5017
BrandRS PRO
kr 25,286
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Clock 25MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 1.8 → 3.3V dc -40°C 1mm 85°C 5 x 3.2 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 144-1120
BrandRS PRO
kr 60,358
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Clock 125MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -40°C 1.8mm 85°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-5001
BrandRS PRO
kr 18,024
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Clock 14.74MHz TTL ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 5V dc -40°C 1.8mm 85°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-5003
BrandRS PRO
kr 28,526
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Clock 20MHz TTL ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 5V dc -10°C 1.8mm 70°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-1122
BrandRS PRO
kr 5,77
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Clock 156.25MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -40°C 1.8mm 85°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-5018
BrandRS PRO
kr 24,092
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Clock 50MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 1.8 → 3.3V dc -40°C 1mm 85°C 5 x 3.2 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 144-1111
BrandRS PRO
kr 53,748
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Clock 24MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -40°C 1.8mm 85°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-1118
BrandRS PRO
kr 63,358
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Clock 100MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -40°C 1.8mm 85°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-1101
BrandRS PRO
kr 10,828
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Clock 10MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -40°C 1mm 85°C 2.5 x 2 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 144-1098
BrandRS PRO
kr 12,242
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Clock 25MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 1.8V dc -20°C 0.8mm 70°C 2 x 1.6 x 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-1123
BrandRS PRO
kr 28,374
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Clock 80MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -40°C 1.8mm 85°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-1115
BrandRS PRO
kr 3,652
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Clock 3.68MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -40°C 1.8mm 85°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-1116
BrandRS PRO
kr 7,98
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Clock 33.33MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -10°C 1.8mm 70°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-5016
BrandRS PRO
kr 8,872
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Clock 24MHz CMOS ±50ppm Surface Mount SMD - 1.8 → 3.3V dc -40°C 1mm 85°C 5 x 3.2 x 1mm
RS Stock No. 144-1108
BrandRS PRO
kr 38,484
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Clock 32MHz CMOS ±25ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -40°C 1.8mm 85°C 7 x 5 x 1.8mm
RS Stock No. 144-1097
BrandRS PRO
kr 29,46
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Clock 32.768kHz CMOS ±25ppm Surface Mount SMD - 3.3V dc -40°C 0.8mm 85°C 2 x 1.6 x 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 173-4698
Mfr. Part No.OV-7604-C7-STD-020
kr 22,92
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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XO 32.768kHz HCMOS ±20ppm Surface Mount SMD - - -40°C 1mm 85°C 3.2 x 1.5 x 1mm