The Designer’s Guide to: Common Considerations When Selecting a MHz Crystal
It’s important to be aware of a variety of technical specifications when selecting the
best MHz crystal for your design.
The first order of business is to pick the size and frequency. However, there are
several other specifications to consider:
1. Crystal frequency, frequency tolerance, stability, and aging
2. Load capacitance (CL)
3. Equivalent series resistance (ESR)
4. Drive level (DL)
5. Operating temperature
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