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World's smallest quartz frequency devices

AEL Crystals latest products; the 1610 Watch Crystal; the 1210 Crystal; and the 1612 Oscillator, are claimed to help reduce the size of the core technology for wearables and IoT devices.

The 1610 Watch Crystal is said to be the world's smallest 32.768kHz watch crystal, measuring 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.5mm. It features an operating temperature range of -40 to 105°C. The device's Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) is 60kO, making the 1610 Watch Crystal suitable for low ESR applications such as Bluetooth Low Energy chipsets.

The 1210 Crystal is claimed to be the world's smallest crystal and measures 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.33mm. It can be supplied between 36 and 80MHz, with operating temperature specified between -40 and 125°C.

The world's smallest oscillator is said to be the 1612, it measures 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.7mm and operates across a temperature range from -40 to 85°C. Additionally, it has an operating frequency range of 1 to 80MHz and operates from a 1.8, 2.5 or 3.3V supply.

All devices feature a temperature stability of ±10 to ±50ppm. Additionally, the 1610 Watch Crystal and 1210 Crystal are also available in AEC-Q200 compliant versions, suiting them for use in the automotive industry.

Tom Austin-Morgan

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