MPD Fully Functioning During the Covid-19 Emergency

We just thought we’d let all of you know that it is business as usual at Octagon Communications and MPD. All necessary precautions have been taken, and, as several of our staffers already work remotely, the office is open for business until we are told otherwise.

The May issue of MPD will arrive on schedule, and of course our website and the digital edition will continue to be available.

Feel free to contact any of us with questions or concerns!

We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy.

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Pierce-Gate Crystal Oscillator

Pierce-Gate Crystal Oscillator

“Most designers are familiar with the Pierce-Gate topology but few really understand how it functions, let alone how to properly design it. As a common practice, most don’t even pay too much attention to the oscillator in their design until it does not function properly, usually already released to production. This should not be the case. Many systems or projects have been delayed in their deployment because of a twenty-five cent crystal not working as intended…” Read the rest of the article here.