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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TCXO: How it works and why

A TCXO is a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator that is used whenever particularly high stability within a variant temperature environment is required, i.e. when the frequency deviation of the oscillator must be minimal over its entire operating temperature range. Oscillators using AT quartz crystal plates, so called “blanks”, are the most economical solution to create a

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Many engineers do not spend much thought on quartz crystals while designing their oscillator circuit. For them, it is a standard feature that will work anyway. In fact, it’s not that simple. The oscillator circuit sets the heartbeat of the application and requires a careful matching between the quartz crystal and its other components. Otherwise

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Fishing is one of the most relaxed hobbies you can imagine. Just cast out your line and hope a fish will take the hook. Sometimes however, the angler’s patience is not rewarded and he has to return home without having caught anything. If you want to avoid this disappointment and don’t want to rely on

Like many things that have their roots in the Black Forest, the Jauch Quartz success story begins with clocks and watches: one of the biggest hits of the 1950s, along with wrist watches and longcase clocks, was the alarm clock in a metal case. After all, no one wanted to miss out on the economic

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Whether medical technology, telecommunications or consumer electronics, quartz crystals have established themselves as a precise frequency generator in all industries. When energized, the thin quartz disc oscillates at a steady rate and thus determines the heartbeat of the application. While this sounds simple, the matter is quite complex because quartz blanks are not all the

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Right at the beginning of this article I have to make a confession: When I joined Jauch’s marketing team almost five months ago, I didn’t have the slightest idea about frequency components. I didn’t know what a quartz was, what it looked like or how it differed from an oscillator. Of course, this has now