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Let’s start this blog post with a little quiz: Guess for yourself – the solution will come in the text. How thick is a quartz blank of 40 MHz? As thick as.. A: a fingernail B: a normal sheet of printer paper C: one hair Guess for yourself – the solution will come in the

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It is Monday morning at 9:30 am. A selling order is placed on the exchange. Immediately after, two buying orders arrive for it. But there can only be one buyer. Who was faster and is eligible? How is fairness assured, and guaranteed without any risk of collision? The trading of shares determines the actions on

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In developing an electronic assembly, one of the steps involved includes choosing the appropriate frequency control product. The basic question at the outset is whether to install a quartz crystal or an oscillator. To reach the right decision, several parameters need to be considered. These include the many different requirements of the application, the device,

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Produktmanagerin Leonie Weißer und Ingenieur Mathias Laskus schauen sich eine Leiterplatte genau an. Im Hintergrund sind ein Bildschirm und ein Oszilloskop zu sehen.

For several years now the term ‘Internet of Things’ has been in common parlance. Devices that are part of the ‘IoT’ can communicate with each other wirelessly. This is generally achieved using current standards such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and 5G. The Internet of Things also changes the requirements placed on the devices themselves. Today

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Each application has a tolerance budget in terms of frequency deviation that must be adhered to even in the worst case scenario in order to ensure that the application functions. Developers must therefore be aware of all factors that can lead to frequency deviations. The sum of all worst-case scenarios of these factors must not

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In the blog posts Ask the Product Manager: Are real rock crystals used for production of oscillating quartz crystals? and Quartz production process: from quartz block to quartz blank, we have already taken a closer look at the first stages in quartz production, what material the quartz blanks are made of and what steps are

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The previous blog post entitled: Ask the Product Manager: Are real rock crystals used for production of oscillating quartz crystals? covered the initial stages in the production of these small clocks. Quartz is artificially grown in autoclaves, reaching a weight of several kilos. From this point, however, we are still a few production stages away

SiO2 – this is the chemical name of the base material for oscillating quartz crystals. The formula shows that it is composed of only two elements: silicon and oxygen. We also find SiO2 in its crystalline form in the nature: as natural rock crystals. Here, the question arises: Are real rock crystals used for production

The topic of component shortage is omnipresent. Nowadays, almost every electronic component is affected. The reasons? There are various of them and they include supply problems, as well as, correspondingly, the availability of the components. Others can be traced back to digitization, resulting in an increased number of final products and, due to this, a

Nowadays, Christmas without quartz crystals is unimaginable! Why? Even the modern time switches for outdoor lighting need a quartz to have an accurate time base. Also, a lot of our gifts are based on state-of-the-art electronics. Cell phones, smartwatches, PCs – they all need highly accurate frequency giving components to communicate with each other. Without