[time-nuts] Bye-Bye Crystals

William H. Fite omniryx at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 21:15:16 EDT 2017


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On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 8:11 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:

>
> jimlux at earthlink.net said:
> > what about cheap crystals for microcontrollers.. I think the Arduino,
> for
> > instance, uses a crystal (and the oscillator electronics are inside  the
> > Atmel part)
>
> I assume you can save a few pennies if you use a raw crystal rather than an
> oscillator.  That probably matters in high volume low cost applications.
>
> Atmel has the technology for making oscillators.  That's an analog-ish
> corner
> on what is mostly a digital chip.  A lot of their chips are low standby
> power
> which generally means an older digital process with thicker oxides that
> don't
> leak as much.  That probably makes analog corners easier, but I'm far from
> a
> wizard at that area.
>
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