
Syllabus

Introduction 1 min
 Sources Of Error  The Crystal

Contamination 3 min

Tempco 2 min

Lattice Defects 1 min
 Sources Of Error  Components

Temperature Coefficients 1 min

Noise 1 min

Resistors 2 min

Voltage Regulators 2 min

Varactors 3 min
 Sources Of Error  Thermal Design & PCB

Size 2 min

Stray Capacitance 2 min

Conduction Paths 2 min

Frequency Budget 4 min
 Questions & Answers

Q1: How Do We Mitigate Noise Effects? 4 min

Q2: What Errors Can Be Introduced During Temperature Testing? 1 min

Q3: How Do You Validate A Thermal Design? 2 min
Crystal Oscillators: Challenges And Sources Of Error
This class dives into the common challenges and compromises when designing quartz oscillators.
In this class, we explore common challenges and compromises when designing quartz oscillators. We’ll look at the frequency budget for the life of the product, short and longterm aging, frequency tolerances, load and voltage stability and how each is tested. Finally, we’ll discuss performance differences based on how the product is installed.