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Simple Tester Provides Readout of Crystal Frequency (.PDF Download)

Although oscillators are critical components in most electronic devices, designers needn’t design oscillators themselves in most cases, because the device contains a great deal of the oscillator circuitry. Instead, they only have to select the crystal and external capacitors needed for the oscillator function. If an incorrect crystal or external capacitors are selected, it can lead to a device that doesn’t operate properly, fails prematurely, or will not operate over the intended

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