Consumer Goods & Consumer Electronics

Nowadays, an ordinary daily routine is hardly conceivable without quartz crystals and oscillators: Alarm clock, coffee machine, e-bike, tablet. The little clocks not only make everyday work easier, but also provide a lot of fun in consumer electronics such as fitness trackers and game consoles. Without realizing it, we come into contact with quartz every day.

Our components can be found in the following consumer goods, among others:

  • TVs
  • PCs
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Watches
  • Game consoles
  • Refrigerators
  • Washing machines
  • Coffee machines
  • Digital cameras
  • GPS devices
  • E-bikes

Use of quartz in consumer products – What is important?

Consumer goods generally cover our daily, increasingly broad needs. And so the requirements for quartz crystals, which are found in consumer products, are many and varied.

For consumer electronics such as wearables, size is often the decisive factor: ever smaller components are required. Robustness counts in everyday objects: for household appliances such as washing machines, the installed clocks must be insensitive and shock-resistant. An automatic coffee maker demands the highest precision: consumers expect the right drinking temperature and perfect foam consistency every time.

Application examples from practice

Professional automatic coffee maker: control of individual programs and ingredient monitoring

Challenges
  • Precise timing with safe function

  • Small component

  • Temperature insensitivity
Solution
  • Quartz crystal from the GEYER KX-5T series (2.0 | 1.6 | 0.45 mm): 16.0 MHz/8 pF

  • 50 ppm Accuracy over the industrial temperature range -40 °C to +85 °C

Fully automatic washing machine with programmable control and networking with LAN/WLAN; goal: consumption reduction and energy saving

Challenges
  • Low cost SMD crystal with 26.0 MHz

  • Long-term availability over a project duration of up to 15 years
  • Shock and vibration resistant

Solution
  • Quartz crystal from the GEYER KX-7 series (3.2 | 2.5 | 0.8 mm): 26.0 MHz/12 pF

  • The GEYER KX-7 series is today’s most popular and affordable new generation quartz series

  • High reliability due to special fixings of the quartz disc

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