Crystal oscillators have architecture choices

Epson Europe’s industry-standard, fixed-frequency, differential output simple packaged crystal oscillators (SPXO) are now available in three architectures: AT, AT HFF and AT+PLL.

The cost-optimised differential SPXOs have power consumption as low as 25mA maximum in a variety of industry-standard, small, surface mount packages to match any application, claims Epson.

Epson uses traditional AT-cut crystals and PLLs and also high frequency fundamental (HFF) crystals. All Epson’s timing products use only fundamental-mode crystals for superior reliability.

Epson’s differential output SPXOs are available in sizes from 3.2 x 2.5mm to 7.0 x 5.0mm, and cover temperature ranges from -40 to +105 degree C, and use an industry-standard pin out with LV-PECL, LVDS, and HCSL output options.

Stability is ±20 parts per million (ppm), ±25, ±30, ±50 and ±100ppm. Supply voltage ranges from 2.5 and 3.3V (2.375 to 3.6V).

Epson’s product portfolio ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots.  Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world.

Epson Europe Electronics is a marketing, engineering and sales company and the European Headquarters for electronic devices of the Seiko Epson Corporation, Japan. Since 1989 it has been headquartered in Munich, Germany. There is a Europe-wide network of distributors. Epson Europe Electronics provides value added services for semiconductors, sensors, sensing systems and timing devices targeted to all markets like industrial, automotive, medical and communication.

This news story is brought to you by, the specialist site dedicated to delivering information about what’s new in the electronics industry, with daily news updates, new products and industry news.

To stay up-to-date, register to receive our weekly newsletters and keep informed of the latest technology news and new products from around the globe. Simply click this link to register here:

Readers can also register to receive the monthly newsletter from our sister site, This is the only website dedicated to developers of wearable electronic products. Simply click this link to register:

We have a Fitbit to give away on both and! Register today to enter the competition to win a Fitbit at or