We have a wide range of crystals, resonators and oscillators from leading manufacturers such as Abracon, Murata, Interquip, EPCOS and AVX, to suit all applications.
A Crystal creates an electric charge when pressure is applied to certain materials, such as quartz, and is known as the piezoelectric effect. Its a passive component that produces a very precise frequency output and is often used with oscillators to provide an accurate timing device in digital integrated circuits.
An Oscillator is an electronic or mechanical device which produces a regular oscillating output in the form of energy, often as a sine or square wave. They are used in microcontrollers, clocks, and computers to name a few.
A Resonator is used to control timing devices by generating a clock signal in oscillating circuits, particularly in microprocessors.
These are commonly used as timing devices in applications such as computers, watches, phones, microprocessors, digital circuits and microcontrollers.