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crystal oscillator

[¦krist·əl ′äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
An oscillator in which the frequency of the alternating-current output is determined by the mechanical properties of a piezoelectric crystal. Also known as piezoelectric oscillator.

crystal oscillator

An oscillator that uses a quartz crystal to generate a frequency. Such devices generally output a fixed frequency, but some can be controlled by a tuning voltage over a small range. Contrast with VCO.
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According to the report, one of the major drivers in this market is the increasing demand for crystal oscillators in cell phones, specifically smartphones.
The entire crystal oscillator market is analyzed with the help of BCG matrix and Porter's Five Forces Model for various general circuitries, applications, and geography.
The XU and XL crystal oscillators are IDT s response to the increasingly stringent jitter requirements resulting from higher data throughput in serial IO technologies, said Dave Shepard, vice president and general manager of IDT s Timing and RF Division.
Section Seven: Oven Controlled Quartz Crystal Oscillators (OCXOs)
According to industry executives, iPhone 5's crystal oscillators command higher profit than iPhone 4's, inspiring estimates that the brisk additional orders would considerably increase the company's gross margin for the third quarter by 10% sequentially.
00 for the CMOS DSC1121, the DSC11XX MEMS oscillators offer semiconductor reliability, versatility, and short leadtimes with better accuracy and pricing than crystal oscillators.
Since high reliability is required, especially for in-vehicle use, the AT-cut crystal oscillator with its high accuracy and high strength can be used stably in a wide temperature range.
Yet now, the market position of the crystal oscillator is threatened by a new set of devices grouped under the label "silicon timing solutions.
The largest application of crystal oscillators is in the consumer electronics segment due to the massive growth in demand for Smartphones and tablets across the globe.
2008 was long anticipated as the crossover year when MEMS oscillators would overtake crystal oscillators on a cost basis.
A changing sign could be read back in April, when the production level of the crystal oscillators for the automotive applications made a sharp drop.