crystal blank

crystal blank

[′krist·əl ‚blaŋk]
(electronics)
The result of the final cutting operation on a piezoelectric or semiconductor crystal.
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The Z-Series is based on a platform structure that enables Kyocera to offer the widest range of clock oscillator specifications using a single, standardised crystal blank, driver IC and ceramic package combination.
The crystal blank used in this package is capable of being manufactured to close tolerances, and it is readily produced to custom frequencies and specifications.
The crystal blank then is polished to reduce the quartz resistance and to increase the quality factor.
The collection consists of crystal blank stems retailing for $6 each.
By making full use of the company's small crystal blank processing technology and IC assembly technology which have been cultivated through development of products for mobile phones and PCs, Kyocera Crystal Device has succeeded in commercializing a 2520-size product with a 40% reduced mounting area compared to the 3225-size product which has conventionally been used for AT-cut crystal oscillators with 32kHz.
Previously, this could be achieved only with a Round AT cut crystal blank.
Unlike conventional bulk wave crystal resonators, the HBAR rigidly is mounted around the entire perimeter of the rectangular crystal blank.