Ecliptek: More Crystals Than A Jim Henson Movie
Based in Costa Mesa, California, Ecliptek Corporation is a leading designer of crystals and oscillators for the frequency control market. Established in 1987, Ecliptek is ISO 9001:2008 certified to produce quartz crystal products for electronic applications. Ecliptek’s wide range of products
includes crystal oscillators, microelectromechanical system (MEMS) oscillators, quartz crystals and crystal resonators. As of today, Ecliptek’s inventory holds over 2 million part numbers. Incorporated into a single package, an Ecliptek crystal oscillator comprises of a resonator made of quartz crystal and an oscillator sustaining circuit. This unit produces an output waveform at customizable frequencies. An Ecliptek MEMs oscillator is integrated with miniaturized electromechanical components like MEMS resonators and temperature sensors
. Ecliptek crystals operate by vibrating either on its preset mode or on its overtone mode. Overtone modes occur at odd frequency harmonics.
The Ecliptek quartz crystal unit comprises of a resonator plate integrated with electrodes and an airtight, sealed exterior that is easily mountable. Composed of silicon and oxygen (SiO2) molecules, synthetic quartz crystals are tempered in highly-pressurized autoclaves. The hexagonal mono-crystals of a synthetic quartz crystal display piezoelectric (electric charges occur when mechanical stress is applied) traits and are used to stabilize an oscillator circuit’s frequency. Synthetic crystals are grown through hydrothermal synthesis—a man-made manufacturing method involving high temperatures and high pressures. Recently, Ecliptek improved its extended temperature range of crystals with the 2014 introduction of the EA2532 series. Engineered for extreme environments ranging from below negative 40 degrees Celsius to over 125 degrees Celsius, the EA2532 operates up to 48.000MHZ. Via our proprietary website AFR Enterprises, is a leading supplier of Ecliptek products
. Prospective customers can explore our expansive catalogue of hard-to-find obsolete and current Ecliptek parts—ranging from oscillators to integrated circuits to semiconductors and more—at www.afrenterprises.com. Feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales representatives for a quote via email@example.com or call toll-free at 1-714-705-4780.
Posted on September 16, 2014