Choosing Series or Parallel Resonant Crystal: Oscillator Design and Load Capacitance

When trying to find the best solution for clocking your application, it can be confusing to know whether a particular circuit arrangement requires a parallel or series resonant crystal. This can be difficult because there is no difference in the construction of a series resonant crystal and parallel resonant crystal because they are manufactured using the exact same process. 

For engineers that are working on digital designs, this tech guide and associated video should reacquaint you with crystal oscillator timing theory and some practical aspects of circuit design. These theories of quartz crystal design are easily applicable to many applications.

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