The Great Search: Crystals / Oscillators #TheGreatSearch #DigiKey #DeskOfLadyada #Adafruit @DigiKey @Adafruit
The Great Search is a new series of videos focused on searching the Digi-Key catalog to narrow down to the parts you want to buy. This week (video):
If you have a microcontroller or audio chip, you’re probably going to need a crystal to help it keep time. In this Great Search, we’ll look at Crystals, Oscillators and even touch on Resonators. Which one do you need, and when can you use ’em? All that and more, with our hard-earned lessons on picking out the clock-generator you need.
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