[time-nuts] Bye-Bye Crystals
William H. Fite
omniryx at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 21:15:16 EDT 2017
On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 8:11 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
> jimlux at earthlink.net said:
> > what about cheap crystals for microcontrollers.. I think the Arduino,
> > instance, uses a crystal (and the oscillator electronics are inside the
> > Atmel part)
> I assume you can save a few pennies if you use a raw crystal rather than an
> oscillator. That probably matters in high volume low cost applications.
> Atmel has the technology for making oscillators. That's an analog-ish
> on what is mostly a digital chip. A lot of their chips are low standby
> which generally means an older digital process with thicker oxides that
> leak as much. That probably makes analog corners easier, but I'm far from
> wizard at that area.
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