Crystals and resonators are essential components in electronic circuits that provide precise frequency signals for various applications. Crystals utilize the piezoelectric effect in materials like quartz, generating a highly accurate frequency output. They are commonly employed as reliable clock sources in digital circuits and microprocessors, ensuring precise timing for data processing. Crystals are available in popular frequencies such as 4 MHz, 10 MHz, 16 MHz, and 20 MHz, but other frequencies can also be obtained.

Resonators are made from ceramic materials and are designed to vibrate at specific frequencies. They serve as compact alternatives to crystals, particularly when space is limited on the printed circuit board (PCB). Resonators are primarily used in oscillating circuits, such as those found in microprocessors, to generate clock signals and control timing devices.

Both crystals and resonators play crucial roles in providing stable and accurate timing for electronic systems, contributing to the reliable operation of digital circuits and microprocessors.

Subcategories of Crystals/Resonators

Quartz Crystals (20,206,656)
Ceramic Resonators (232,145)
Dielectric Resonators (8,231)
SAW Resonators (2,715)

Top Manufacturers of Quartz Crystals

See All Quartz Crystals