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Is it a bird?, is it a plane?, no it's an XTAL

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grrr_arrghh

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Hi

I am trying to 'reverse engineer' a cirucit, and have come across a component that looks like an XTAL, and has the inscription "18.432 SUNNY" (without the quotes). Can anyone tell me if it is an XTAL, and if so, what does it really do?

Also, if anyone has any simple circuits using XTALs, that would help me to understand them a bit better, I would be very greatful.

Also, anyone know anything about these chips (these aren't as important):
SN74LS374N
DM7400N
DM7486N

Thanks alot

Tim
 

Roff

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Sunny is a manufacturer of oscillator crystals. I found this by doing a Google search for "sunny crystal" (without the quotes). The frequency of yours is most likely 18.432 MHz. See How Oscillators Work.
 

grrr_arrghh

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i probably should have been able to find those things myself, so thanks for helping the dum kid out.

ok, so say, for example, that i wanted a 4026 IC (driving a 7-segment display) to advance by one count, 18432 times a second. How?

Also, why such an odd number (something to do with 10s or 6s, i could understand)?

help greatly appreciated

Tim
 
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