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Standard Xtal/Crystal Parts


Diodes Incorporated offers a comprehensive product portfolio of SaRonix-eCera™ quartz crystal resonators. Our broad selection of industry-standard packages includes HC-49/U, metal surface mount, UM-1, tubular, plastic-molded, and ceramic surface-mount. These crystals function as a primary component in a broad line of precision and commodity oscillators, as well as modular timing solutions, or may be specified for direct use in electronic applications. 

Standard Xtal Parts Details

  • Unique vertical integration with SaRonic-eCera for proprietary high-capacity automated production of ceramic-packaged crystals
  • Low cost through-hole and surface-mount HC-49/U and HC-49/US metal packages
  • Hermetically sealed with inert gases for long-term frequency stability.
  • Automotive QS9000/TS16949 certified products available

Technical Terminologies


The enter or nominal output frequency of a crystal oscillator.


Crystal oscillators are packaged in various styles from lead through holes to surface-mount types. Various sizes and functions are suitable for different applications.

Frequency tolerance

The deviation from the nominal frequency in terms of parts per millions (ppm) at room temperature.(25°C±5°C)

Frequency range

The frequency band that the oscillator type or model can be offered.

Frequency stability

The maximum allowable frequency deviation compared to the measured frequency at 25°C over the temperature window, i. e., 0°C to +70°C typical stability is 0.01% (100 ppm).

Operable temperature

Temperature rang within which output frequency and other electrical, environmental characteristics meet the specifications.

Standard Xtal Parts FAQs

Define Stability?

Parameter used to define the maximum deviation of the actual frequency from the specified nominal frequency over changes in operating conditions. Oscillator stability is usually rated as inclusive of temperature, load, initial calibration, supply, and aging effects.

Is there a replacement for an obsolete part?

Not all obsolete parts will have a direct replacement. However, we recommended that you contact your regional sales office.

What are the causes of jitter?

Jitter can be cause by: poor decoupling to the Vcc and GND, signal source with heavy jitter, slow edge rate which will provide additional time to introduce jitter to the signal. Additional information can be found in Application Note 24: Designing for Minimal Jitter when using Clock Buffers

What are the types of jitter?

There are several types of jitter, but the main ones are: cycle-to-cycle jitter, period jitter, half period jitter, and peak-to-peak jitter. Jitter terminology can be found in AB36: Jitter Measurement Techniques at Application Brief No. 36 or Application Note No. 27.

What is cycle-to-cycle jitter?

Cycle-to-cycle jitter is the difference in the clock's period between two consecutive cycles and is expressed in units of + pico-seconds. This is because it can be either leading or lagging from the ideal output waveform.

What is half-period jitter?

Half-Period Jitter is the measure of maximum change in a clock's output transition from its ideal position during one-half period. It is measured as: tjit(half-period) = thalf-period n – 1/2 ƒo, where ƒo is the frequency of the input signal.

What is Jitter?

Measurement of the deviation of a clock period from its ideal position as calculated with respect to the average operating frequency under a fixed set of operating conditions.

What is PPM?

Part per million is used to measure the deviation of the output signal (+/-20 ppM = +/-0.002%).

What is the lead finish for Pericom products? What about lead-free?

All Pericom's products that are not lead-free are composed of 85% Sn and 15% Pb. For lead-free products, they are composed of 100% matte Sn. Lead-free products are marked and ordered with the letter "E" suffix at the end of the part number.

Where can I find Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) or Failures In Time (FIT) values for Pericom products?

FIT and MTBF data can be found at Pericom's Quality webpage.

Where can I find the information on your Pb-free and "Green" packaging?

Lead (Pb)-Free and Green information can be found on individual datasheets or Pb-Free & Green Page.

Why is the marking on the FCT devices different from the datasheet?

Sometimes the speed grades and the package nomenclature for our FCT devices may be swapped around. Full explanation for nomenclature information can be found under Packaging Support Documentation.