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crystal oscillator (XO)
An oscillator in which the frequency is controlled by a piezoelectric crystal. Note 1: A crystal oscillator may require controlled temperature because its operating frequency is a function of temperature. Note 2: Types of crystal oscillators include voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXO), temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXO), oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXO), temperature-compensated-voltage controlled crystal oscillators (TCVCXO), oven-controlled voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (OCVCXO), microcomputer-compensated crystal oscillators (MCXO), and rubidium crystal oscillators (RbXO).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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