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Old 09-26-2010, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
If we get back on topic:

Can we just start out with a 120MHz crystal oscillator to start with instead
of having to to run a 20MHz one through a doubler than tripler?

The diagram is from 1989 so maybe 120MHz ones weren't available then
but doing a short search, it seems there are 120MHz crystals available.

Is there any reason we can't start with a 120MHz one?
There are physical limits to the frequency of oscillation
of the quartz crystal. In order to obtain the best possible
accuracy and stability frequency multipliers are a
necessity.

This Wiki article is quite comprehensive.
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