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Thread: Oscillator for multiple pic's
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>Why not configure one PIC as a xtal osc and connect a gate to the oscillator
>output to act as a buffer for distribution of the clock signal to the other
>PIC's


What's it say about output drive specs?
A friend of mine got into deep trouble this way. All 10 of his protos
worked, but half the production line didn't..
Made for a Christmas day flight to Taipei for me..


>"For really power stingy applications, with high speed external clocks
>approaching 20MHz, the device will draw less power if the clock is injected
>at the osc-out pin ............."

Ewwww.
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