Protective Insulative Mounting for Crystals
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
This article describes a structure for optimizing the packaging of quartz crystal oscillators used in connection with integrated circuits and particularly for the packaging of "vertical pack" cystals which are less expensive than "flat pack" crystals. These vertical pack crystals are more readily breakable because of their traditional attachment to integrated circuits and circuit boards. The present structure permits vertical pack crystals to be used in a horizontal position; this configuration which is easier to assemble and to maintain and is less breakable than the structure involving a crystal in a vertical position.