A crystal oscillator is an electrical circuit designed for use in the mechanical resonance of crystal vibrations of a piezoelectric substance. It creates electric signals with a specific frequency rate, which is useful in tracking time. For instance, wrist watches are required to generate clock signals in an integrated digital connection and to stabilise radio transmission. EuroQuartz, a UK-based company, boasts of manufacturing some of the industry’s best quartz oscillator devices, filters, and other electrical products for the broader electronics manufacturing space.
Quartz Crystal: What is it?
Quartz crystal is the most widely used type of Piezoelectric material used in oscillator circuits, and are mostly used to offer load capacitance. It displays unique piezoelectric properties. It applies mechanical pressure to generate a voltage on the face of the crystal. This voltage distorts the crystal and an alternating current that causes vibrations at a steady frequency.
Easy, Plug-n-Play Application
From the look, the clock oscillators’ design seems straight-forward. However, there are several things to consider when selecting the model. When attempting to match a crystal to an oscillator connection, you should consider things like resonance mode, negative resistance, drive level etc. Such considerations are critical in ensuring a reliable start-up of crystal clock oscillators.
It is essential to find the best resonator for an oscillator circuit, which can at times be challenging for most vendors because crystal devices are entire integrated solutions. EuroQuartz has the best designers who are capable of finding the best resonators to fit in a clock oscillator circuit. That relieved the board designer of this burden, which eliminates most problems associated with design. In simple terms, an oscillator is a simple plug-n-play product.
An Oscillator Can be Used for Any Frequency
Dealing with a crystal oscillator is a challenge, especially considering the drawbacks that derail the manufacturing processes. One constraint is the limited number of ceramic suppliers. There are different frequency options available in the market. Each oscillator circuit requires a corresponding crystal cut. Otherwise, you will have to use a phase lock loop, making the lead-times for non-standard frequency long.
The difference between standard clock oscillator and those produced by EuroQuartz is that the device has a standard resonator calibration. The frequency output is generated by configuring the phase lock loop with a wide range of frequency levels. That delivers a six-digit accuracy. Oscillators are often designed using large conductor processes and excellent packaging. The advantage of this is unlimited capacitance.
One Product Fits All
Qualifying a device for various uses can be a daunting task that usurps both money and time. This problem can be alleviated by using a EuroQuartz device. The device operates under a technological platform that allows a product belonging to a vast latitude of product-base to have different frequencies. For instance, if time and money are put in qualifying a device, it will require an entirely new board, which in turn, requires modifications in frequency outputs. The current qualification data can be manipulated to match the new frequency requirement.