Oscillating crystals

A crystal oscillator is an electronic oscillator circuit that uses a piezoelectric crystal as a frequency-selective element. The oscillator frequency is often used to keep track of time, as in quartz wristwatches, to provide a stable clock signal for digital integrated circuits, and to stabilize frequencies for radio transmitters and receivers. The most common type of piezoelectric resonator used is a quartz crystal, so oscillator circuits incorporating them became known as crystal oscillators. However, other piezoelectricity materials including polycrystalline ceramics are used in similar circuits. Source

Quartz crystals

We offer the complete Inficon Quartz crystal program. This program includes:

  • 14 mm (0.55") crystals with Gold, Silver and Alloy coating
  • 6 MHz and 5 MHz versions
  • different packaging, also cleanroom compatible
  • different working temperatures for standard processes and e.g. ALD
  • 1" (25 mm) crystals for the RQCM devices.