Quartz Crystal Frequency Divider

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by SRT4847, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. SRT4847

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    Sep 25, 2011
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    Hey

    First off, I want to say I'm very new to electronics. I've taken a year long course at school so I do understand most of the terminology, but actually building circuits is a bit complicated for my level right now.

    So I thought I'd start with something "relatively" simple, a circuit which generates a 1 Hz frequency using quartz crystal. I'm finding it hard to understand frequency division, particularly on which IC I should use.

    The quartz crystal I have has a frequency of 32768 Hz / 32.768 kHz

    Can anyone give me some details on available IC's and/or links to any good tutorials?

    Thank you
     
  2. SgtWookie

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  3. Wendy

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    If you look at the first section of my digital clock you will see how to use a 4060 IC and a crystal...

    Digital clocks

    Without a oven or a variable capacitor to tweak it, it is holding 3-4 seconds per day accurate. Your results may differ.
     
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