Ever tried searching through your datasheets for the motional parameters of that quartz crystal you just bought? Good luck! Vendors simply don’t specify these parameters to general end users, and for most applications that’s OK. But for high Q oscillator and filter design, measuring and matching crystals can be important.
This video discusses crystal motional parameters, how to measure them with a crystal impedance meter, and finally examines the measured values of 150+ real world crystals.
Below are some interesting correlations/statistics gathered from the measured data; raw measurement data is available here.
References and additional reading:
|Crystal motional parameters and relevant equations||Understanding Quartz Crystals and Oscillators, Ramon M. Cerda, Chapter 1.27|
|Measuring quartz crystal parameters||Measurement of the equivalent circuit of a quartz crystal, Omicron Lab|
|Crystal measurements with a VNA||Crystal Bandpass Filters, W0QE|
|Crystal measurements with a Spectrum Analyzer||Crystal Parameters — Experiments with a Tracking Generator + Spectrum Analyzer, QRP HomeBuilder|
|Comparison of crystal measurement techniques||Crystal Motional Parameters: A Comparison of Measurement Approaches, Jack R. Smith, K8ZOA|
|Crystal test fixture design||Assembly and Usage Notes for K8ZOA Crystal Test Fixture Revised for Version 1.2 PCB, Jack R. Smith, K8ZOA|