Optimizing Design and Performance with Crystal Load Capacitance

EpsonJanuary 6, 2022

Guaranteeing the precision of a quartz crystal is crucial to optimizing design. That’s where load capacitance comes in as one of the most important values to consider. If there’s a mismatch between the crystal’s expected load capacitance (CL) and the circuit’s capacitance, an unwanted frequency shift could impact your product.

A hands-on approach is necessary to prevent this shift. Beyond the crystal’s CL, designers need to fine tune and account for oscillation circuit capacitance — like stray. Epson’s Designer’s Guide to Common Considerations When Selecting a MHz Crystal will show you what to consider for precision. Whether your priority is a crystal with faster startup or more stable oscillation, we can help meet the performance needs of your product.

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