For customers designing NXP Semiconductors IC
MC132xx Series ZigBee/IEEE802.15.4 applications

The following provides a basic explanation of design considerations for the external oscillation circuit using quartz crystal for 'Low Power RF' technology including ZigBee,IEEE802.15.4 wireless applications. "Please refer to NXP Semiconductors ZigBee/IEEE802.15.4 solution below."

> Clock solution recommendations for NXP Semiconductors MC132xx Series

Please refer to NXP Semiconductors official site for additional information.

In realizing low power consumption RF designs, the following factors should be taken into consideration.

  1. Oscillation start-up time
  2. Frequency tuning
  3. Lower BER(Bit Error Rate) over operating temperature
No. Oscillation Circuit Factor 2.4 GHz
< AT crystal unit spec.>
1 Quick oscillation start-up time
*High oscillation allowance
*Boost inverter
*Lower ESR(R1)
*High drive level
2 Easy frequency control
*inner frequency tuning capacitor
*proper frequency sensitivity
*low parameters' variation
3 Lower BER
*temperature compensation
*High frequency stability

IC Inside

MHz Crystal equivalent circuit MHz Crystal equivalent circuit
Rapid Oscillation start-up time
--> Lower ESR (R1) , Higher C1
--> Higher drive level
Rapid Oscillation start-up time
Suitable Frequency Tuning
--> Lower parameters variation(C0,C1,L1,ESR)
Suitable Frequency Tuning
Suitable Frequency Tuning
--> Proper Sensitivity (CL,C0)
Suitable Frequency Tuning
Higher Frequency Stability
--> Stable fSTA
Higher Frequency Stability
QMEMS Technology

Clock solution recommendations for NXP Semiconductors MC132xx Series

Worldwide MC1320x (RF)
MC1321x (SiP)
MC1322x (SoC) MC1323x (SoC)
US Europe Japan Asia
2400 to 2483.5 MHz
Clock Devices
16 MHz 9 pF
24 MHz 9 pF
32 MHz

Notes:Above recommendations are based on actual evaluation results and intended to support users in picking the right components. And the results are only according to the sample set that received from our customers, so it is not including the dispersion trend of IC and the external parts.
As the actual board layout and choice of external components influences the best suitable crystal load capacitance, We do not assume any responsibility and grant warranty for above recommendations. Users design must be verified and decided by own and individual evaluation.

*ZigBee is a registered trademark of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

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