Relating clock crystal and 555 timer
August 3, 2012
And this may sound sttupid but can a 555 timer be used instead of a clock crystal/oscillator/resonator? If yes, then how? If no, then why? I'm asking this because I'm living in a place where a 555 is cheaper than the clock crystal...
Well bajdi told me that the 555 is incapable of producing that frequency (first man to do so). What I undersatand now is-
- The 555 is slow and suitable only for small frequencies in the order of a few kilohertz.
- The required capacitors and resistors are not available to use it at such high frequencies.