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Tutorials on Quartz Crystals and Oscillators

We are pleased to present links to two separate tutorials, both authored by Dr. John Vig, who has graciously granted us permission to reference them here.

We want to emphasize that Dr. Vig did not write these tutorials on our behalf. They were written by Dr. Vig in his capacity as an employee of the Federal Government. Providing links to these tutorials does not constitute Dr. Vig's endorsement of our site.

The first, "Introduction to Quartz Frequency Standards," has been in use throughout the frequency control industry for quite some time. It is an excellent tutorial.

The second, "Quartz Crystal Resonators and Oscillators For Frequency Control & Timing Applications," is a much more in-depth tutorial. This tutorial is a Microsoft Power Point presentation. If you do not have Power Point, Microsoft offers a free Power Point Viewer.


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