32 kHz crystals/TCXOs, smaller than ever – in distribution

July 18, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Rutronik has added three series of crystals from Epson, pursuing the general trend towards the usage of smaller size crystals.

The 2.0 x 1.6 mm size TCXO/VC-TCXO series TG2016SBN contains the built-in 2nd generation of Epson internal IC. It is the TCXO with the lowest cost offered by Epson due to re-engineered package and cost optimized production. This series covers a supply voltage range of 1.7V - 3.63V as well as the industrial temperature range of -40°C - +85°C.


Measuring only 1.6 x 1.00mm, the FC1610AN kHz crystal series is the smallest kHz crystal offered by Epson. It has a frequency of 32.768 kHz and can be used in any space-constrained application.


The small size MHz FA2016AN crystal series in 2.0 x 1.6mm case size comes with its own custom-developed ceramic package. It is available for frequencies from 24 MHz to 54 MHz. Compared to the equivalent Epson MHz crystal series FA-128, the FA2016AN series is lower cost and its production and cost is less dependent on ceramic package suppliers. It is suitable for space critical consumer or industrial applications.


Rutronik; www.rutronik.com