Fort Myers, Fla. Fox Electronics says it has introduced a new ultra-miniature, ceramic surface-mount crystal that is smaller than other crystals on the market with the same level of functionality. Measuring 2.5 x 2.0 mm with a low profile of 0.6 mm, the new FX252B is designed for use in portable and space-constrained devices including laptop computers, PDAs, cell phones, PCMCIA cards, Bluetooth, small rack-mounted equipment and portable test equipment.
The new crystal offers a frequency range of 16 MHz to 54 MHz, a frequency tolerance of ±50 ppm, and a frequency stability of ±50 ppm. The operating temperature range is -10°C to 60°C (14°F to140°F) and long-term aging is ±5 ppb per year. Other tolerances, stabilities and operating temperature ranges are also available.
The new device is compliant to the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. Click here for the FX252 datasheet.
Pricing for a 16 MHz FX252B crystal is $2.86 in quantities of 1,000. Delivery is eight weeks.
Fox Electronics, 1-888-GET-2-FOX; www.foxonline.com