Mounting Surfaces for Crystals and Quartz Crystals

Quartz crystals play a key role in a wide range of applications, from consumer electronic devices to industrial and military systems. In this article, we will explore the differences between surface mount crystals (SMD) and through-hole technology crystals, as well as their importance in frequency management.

Importance of Reliability and Quality in Frequency Management

In environments where precision and stability are critical, such as in aerospace and military applications, the reliability and quality of electronic components, such as quartz crystals and oscillators, are of paramount importance. These devices must meet stringent performance standards to ensure optimal operation under demanding conditions.


Surface Mounted Drill-Down (SMD) Crystals

Surface mount crystals, also known as SMD, are compact electronic components that are soldered directly onto the surface of the printed circuit board (PCB). These crystals offer excellent frequency stability and are ideal for applications in communications devices and microprocessors.

Through-hole technology crystals

Through-hole technology crystals are larger components that are mounted on the PCB through holes drilled in the board. Although they may be larger in size, these crystals offer greater mechanical robustness and are suitable for applications requiring greater resistance to vibration and impact, such as in watchmaking devices.

Commercial Glass

Wide range of commercial glass that meets industry standards and is available in a variety of types and specifications to suit various applications. These crystals are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, military and commercial, and are used in a wide range of applications, from telecommunications devices to satellite navigation systems.


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    Oscillators and Other Related Devices

    In addition to quartz crystals, we offer a variety of oscillators and other related devices that complement the product line. These include VCXOs (Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillators), TCXOs (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators) and other frequency management devices that are critical to the operation of high-precision electronic systems.

    Glass Characteristics and Specifications


    Ceramic SMD packages

    Ceramic SMD packages are a popular choice for applications requiring high frequency stability and compact size. These crystals are available in a variety of sizes and frequency ranges, and can operate over a wide range of temperatures.

    SMD Plastic Packages

    Plastic SMD packages offer an economical option for low power applications that do not require extreme frequency stability. These crystals are ideal for consumer electronic devices and other applications where cost and size are important factors.

    Low Profile Molded SMD Base Packs

    Low-profile molded SMD base packages are a popular choice for applications requiring low profile and high frequency stability. These crystals are encapsulated in a molded material that provides additional protection against moisture and vibration, making them ideal for industrial and military applications.

    Through-hole technology crystals

    Through-hole technology crystals are a robust choice for applications requiring high mechanical strength and exceptional frequency stability. These glasses are available in a variety of models and can withstand harsh environmental conditions, making them ideal for use in demanding environments.

    Clock Crystals

    Clock crystals are critical components in precision electronic devices such as clocks, stopwatches and timing systems. These crystals offer high accuracy and frequency stability, making them ideal for applications requiring precise time synchronization.

    Cylindrical crystals through-hole technology

    Cylindrical crystals with through-hole technology are a popular choice for applications requiring high frequency stability and exceptional mechanical strength. These crystals are available in a variety of frequency ranges and are ideal for use in satellite navigation systems, military communications and other critical applications.

    Extreme Devices for Demanding Environments

    We offer a variety of extreme devices designed to operate in demanding environments such as extreme temperatures, high vibrations and high altitudes. These devices are designed to meet the most stringent industry standards and are ideal for aerospace, military and industrial applications where reliability and accuracy are critical.