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Crystal Question

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VictorPS

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Sorry this is a stupid question, I know it will not work, but yet I need to confirm the answer.

if I have 2 crystals, 10Mhz and 20Mhz.
What If connect them in
1. series
2. Parallel

what will happend to the output freq?
or it will not work at all?

Thank you,
Victor
 

Sceadwian

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It wouldn't work, crystal drivers wouldn't be able to handle the drastically changed load. You might be able to get it to work as 10/20mhz are harmonics of each other, but there would be no point in doing it.
 
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