Quartz Crystal Oscillator Details
A crystal oscillator is an electronic oscillator circuit made of Quartz Crystals that uses the mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal of piezoelectric material to create an electrical signal with a precise frequency. This frequency tracks time, as in quartz wristwatches. It provides a stable clock signal for digital integrated circuits and stabilizes frequencies for radio transmitters and receivers.
Crystal oscillator Applications
- In the frequency synthesizers.
- In special types of receivers.
- In radio and TV transmitters.
- As a crystal clock in microprocessors.