How to overdrive the crystal interface by an LVCMOS driver or by one side of a differential driver

The XTAL_IN input can be overdriven by an LVCMOS driver or by one side of a differential driver through an AC coupling capacitor. The XTAL_OUT pin can be left floating. The amplitude of the input signal should be between 500mV and 1.8V and the slew rate should not be less than 0.2V/nS. For 3.3V LVCMOS inputs, the amplitude must be reduced from full swing to at least half the swing in order to prevent signal interference with the power rail and to reduce internal noise. See the examples below. Refer to application note AN-837 for more details. For other questions not addressed by the Knowledge Base, please submit a technical support request.

 

 

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AN-837 Overdriving the Crystal Interface Application Note PDF 50 KB May 5, 2014