The 'world’s smallest' quartz crystal unit

4th November 2015
Posted By : Jordan Mulcare
The 'world’s smallest' quartz crystal unit

Recently available from River Electronics the FCX-08 package, which is classified as the world’s smallest quartz crystal unit. This crystal is enclosed in a ceramic 1.2×1.0mm package with a metal lid sealed by an electron beam. This particular package comes with a now lower frequency tolerance of +/- 7ppm and also with a wider operating temperature of -40 + 125°C. Frequencies range from 36 up to 80MHz, applications for this unique crystal package range from Mobile phones, wireless modules, 1seg mobile TV tuners, and In-car devices.

Total Frequency Control distributes the full range of River Electronics micro crystals and oscillators from its UK office in Storrington, West Sussex. If you looking for a design advantage, the company recommend its FCX-08 with better tolerance and space saving design.

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