Crystal xtal circuits

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by ecjohnny, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. ecjohnny

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Hey.. i have a box of crystals lying around and i do not know what kind of simple circuit i can build with it.

    Is there any fun/simple circuit i can build using/with crystal shown in the picture? I am not familiar with xtal.. theoretically i know what it is from google and the circuit that uses xtal i search online is too complicated. I guess if there isn't then i will just lay them out and practice my soldering. :rolleyes:

  2. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    You have to search and figure out where one would need a 24.576MHz oscillator.
    Dividing this by 4096 gives exactly 6000Hz.

    Hence if you use this crystal on a microcontroller, it would allow you to generate standard time-base references such as 1Hz, 60Hz etc.

    This clock crystal is found on audio samplers.