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Thread: Ceramic Resonators
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Martin McCormick <KILLspamPICLIST.....spamspam_OUTMITVMA.MIT.EDU> wrote:

> I notice that many people posting to this list use ceramic
> resonators in their projects.  What is the functional difference
> between a crystal and a resonator?  What do they look like?  I may
> have seen them and not realized what they were.

Martin:

Ceramic resonators have looser frequency tolerances (1% or so) than
the average crystal, and they usually need larger capacitors in the
oscillator circuit.  Some are packaged with the appropriate
capacitors built-in.

They often come in little plastic boxes, but sometimes look almost
like capacitors.

-Andy

Andrew Warren - spamfastfwdspamBeGonespamix.netcom.com
Fast Forward Engineering, Vista, California
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