Advantages, disadvantages and application of crystal oscillator

There are some important advantages of crystal oscillator are given below,

  • The crystal oscillators have very high frequency stability.
  • The crystal oscillator is possible to obtain very high precise and stable frequency of oscillators.
  • It has High frequency of operation.
  • It has very low frequency drift due to change in temperature and other parameters.
  • The Q is very high.
  • It has Automatic amplitude control.

There are some important disadvantages  of crystal oscillator are given below,

  • These are suitable for high frequency application.
  • Crystals of low fundamental frequencies are not easily available.

There are some important application of crystal oscillator are given below,

  • The crystal oscillators are used in the frequency synthesizers.
  • It is used in special types of receivers.
  • It is used in radio and TV transmitters.
  • It is used as a crystal clock in microprocessors.
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