KYOCERA AVX helps users find time

  • February 15, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Electronics component maker KYOCERA AVX has introduced a circuit matching service to help users quickly select suitable crystal timing devices.

When oscillator circuits aren’t optimised for ICs or timing devices, it can result in abnormal oscillation or even prevent oscillation, which could lead to device failure. The online circuit matching service identifies crystal timing devices recommended by global IC manufacturers to ensure users choose compatible timing devices.

This assurance delivers benefits including improved oscillation start-up times and stable oscillation with higher gain margins, which are especially useful in automotive designs.

The online tool features timing device recommendations for ICs manufactured by 40 global suppliers. The resulting circuit matching report provides parameters including start-up time, drive level, initial frequency deviation and negative resistance. It also provides recommended circuit constants for load capacitors, feedback resistors and dampening resistors.

If additional support is needed, users can have their PCBs evaluated by technical support centres in the USA, Germany, China, Korea and Japan.

“We’re proud to launch our new circuit matching service and to provide our crystal timing device customers with confidence and peace of mind,” said Bob Azuma, marketing director at KYOCERA AVX. “We offer ultraminiature and high-accuracy solutions, as well as products engineered for a wide range of operating temperatures, and our new online IC matching tool and global design support service will make it quicker and easier than ever for customers to identify the crystal components they need to develop robust and reliable oscillation circuits.”

KYOCERA AVX designs, develops, manufactures and supplies capacitors, antennas, interconnects, circuit protection and timing devices, sensors, controls, filters, fuses, diodes, resistors, couplers, and inductors optimised for use in the international 5G, IoT, aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial, medical and military markets.