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Abracon Article- Understanding the basics of the Pierce oscillator


Understanding the basics of the Pierce oscillator

Today, the majority of electronic circuits (including microprocessors, microcontrollers, FPGAs, and CPLDs)are based on clocked logic, requiring a timing source. Depending on the frequency accuracy requirements, some employ oscillators while others use off-the-shelf quartz crystals in conjunction with the built-in oscillator circuit embedded in most microcontrollers and microprocessors.

Read a Technical Paper (PDF) about the Pierce oscillator and Abracon's Pierce Analyzer System

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