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Archive for September 7th, 2017

60 kHz Quartz Tuning Fork Resonator Data

The first batch of 25 resonators:

60 kHz TF26 resonators - Batch 1 data

60 kHz TF26 resonators – Batch 1 data

The second batch from the same eBay source arrived a few months later and I finally got around to measuring them:

60 kHz TF26 resonators - Batch 2 data

60 kHz TF26 resonators – Batch 2 data

A dot of green Sharpie on the AT26 cans identifies the second batch:

60 kHz TF26 resonators - Batch 2 marking

60 kHz TF26 resonators – Batch 2 marking

The alert reader will notice an un-measured 25th resonator at the bottom of the first batch. I dropped one from the second batch under the Electronics Workbench, found it, then also found its long-missing brother; now I have a genuine it’s-never-been-used resonator, just in case the need arises.

A quick-and-dirty simulation shows the series and parallel resonant peaks come out close, but not dead on, the actual measurements:

Simulation - 60 kHz resonator

Simulation – 60 kHz resonator

The model obviously doesn’t exactly match reality, which isn’t too surprising. However, I don’t understand something about tuning fork resonators, because the parallel resonance shouldn’t shift upward with the series resonant peak when the circuit gains a 24 pF series capacitance:

Resonator 0 Spectrum

Resonator 0 Spectrum

Suffice it to say that doesn’t happen with the simulation.

More study is needed, as the saying goes.

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