Resonator GZ08 GR16A etc.

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Resonator GZ08 GR16A etc.

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galahad
Contributor I
A happy new year to everyone...
 
Is it possible to use a 4MHz or 8MHz Murata resonator instead of a crystal on a MC908GZ08 or GR16A? (3.3V) I couldn't find any useful informations so far.
 
Thank you from germany. :smileyvery-happy:
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galahad
Contributor I
Thank you, Mac
 
Is it common to use resonators in high volume production although it is not specified by freescale? Or is it risky? Any experiences? We've done it with a 68HC11, and i know other companies did it too, but...
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bigmac
Specialist III
Hello,
 
I presume the reason a ceramic resonator might be chosen over a crystal would be one of cost.  I am not aware that the resonator would be substantially less reliable.
 
I have previously used resonators in old HC705 projects.  However, for newer HC908 and HCS08 projects I have generally found the use of the internal oscillator to be adequate for many applications.  For those cases where this is not sufficiently accurate and stable, I would then use a crystal.
 
My production batch quantities are not sufficiently large for small cost differences to be significant, and I generally have more flexibility in the choice of crystal frequency, for example. 4.9152 MHz.
 
Regards,
Mac
 
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bigmac
Specialist III
Hello,
 
It should be possible for a ceramic resonator to be used in lieu of a crystal.  Of course, the accuracy and stability of the resonator will be much degraded, compared with a crystal.
 
A two-terminal resonator device would simply replace the crystal in a Pierce oscillator configuration, and would also require a pair of suitable value external capacitors, similarly to the crystal.  A three-terminal style resonator integrates the capacitors internally within its package.
 
Regards,
Mac
 
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