Crystal SMD 12MHz

These are very small surface mount quartz crystals used where size is a concern. 12MHz is ideal for use with microcontrollers that have built-in USB hardware.

Note: The datasheet below is a generic datasheet for many of our crystals. The value of the crystal may not match.

20ppm * 12pF load capacitance

  • Small 5x3.2mm footprint
  • Operating temperature: -40-85C
  • Frequency Tolerance: +/-

Crystal SMD 12MHz Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

3 Soldering

Skill Level: Competent - You will encounter surface mount components and basic SMD soldering techniques are required.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

3 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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Customer Comments

  • Could you provide these in 8MHz?

  • datasheet says Frequency : 14.7456 MHz

  • Be careful with these - they are orientation specific, yet the SFE layout for Eagle doesn’t have any orientation markings for the chamferred pad on the crystal.

    • Can you send us an email to techsupport@sparkfun.com as we would like to hear about this problem.

      • Actually ignore my first post - They may have a chamfered pad, but pads 1 and 3 (on opposite corners) are connected to the crystal element. Rotating the part 180 degrees would have no impact on the connection. Pads 1 and 3 will still be connected.
        P.S. After using these crystals more, they’re a great fit in my projects. Great size, and easy to reflow solder.

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