About crystal devices sockets
About crystal devices
Semiconductors are called as “Rice for industries.” Crystal devices are called “Salt for industries.”
Although salt is not a main ingredient, it plays important role for complete flavor of foods. For instance, MCU (Microcontroller Unit) is used for various appliances such as rice cookers, TV’s, air conditioners, but it does not operate by itself. MCU requires timing clock generated by crystal devices. Most cutting edge MCU also requires a crystal device for operation. This is the reason why crystal devices are called as “Salt for industries.” Crystal devices are a unique electronic component utilizing a natural mineral.
- Precise Standard Timing Signals
- Stable Frequencies
- Smartphones, mobile devices, watches and clocks, digital home appliances, automotive applications
Principle of Crystal Device Operation
Piezoelectric Effect is the ability of certain materials to generate an electric charge in response to applied mechanical stress.
French physicists Jacques and Pierre Curie discovered piezoelectricity in 1880. Crystal oscillators and resonators utilizes this effect.
Types of Crystal Devices
|Tuning-Fork Crystal Resonators
|AT-Cut Crystal Resonators
|SPXO (Simple Packaged Crystal Oscillators)
|VCXO (Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillators)
|TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator)
|OCXO (Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators)
|SAW filters (Surface Acoustic Wave Filters)
About Test Sockets
Test sockets are used to connect electronic devices and test equipment to perform electrical inspection of applications such as smartphones, PC’s, appliances, automotive applications.
Crystal Device Sockets
Test sockets for testing crystal devices
Open Top Type (CXC Series)
Open top sockets utilize innovative insertion method that are best fit for automated mass-production equipment and manual testing.
Clam Shell Type (CXP Series)
Clam shell type sockets consist of plastic molding and Spring Probes. This design is proper for hand insertion test such as qualification tests.
Butterfly Type (CXX Series)
Butterfly type sockets are specifically designed for automated mass-production test systems.
Correlation between crystal device applications and test sockets
Test items and how they are tested vary with different types of devices.
High Precision Applications
Precision test equipment
|Aging (a week)
(6hours of ROM programming)
(A few minutes)
|Yes (for qualification)
|Operating temperature test
(A few minutes)
(Depending on applications)