For customers using NXP Semiconductors "PCF85263"

We are pleased to introduce you to our crystal unit

Items to Confirm (designing of oscillation circuit)

Please note: to design oscillation circuit, you need to confirm the electronic characteristics as follows:

Oscillation allowance and Negative resistance (-R):
You need to confirm oscillation capability.
We recommend the condition: (-R) / ESR > 5
* -R: Negative resistance, ESR: Equivalent Series Resistance
Please refer to our web site:
Support information > Precautions in Designing oscillation circuits > 2. Allowance for oscillation

Drive Level:
You need to confirm if oscillation is stable, and if the drive level is within the specification.
Please refer to our web site:
Support information > Precautions in Designing oscillation circuits > 1. Drive level

Load Capacitance:
Load capacitance affects frequency stability, oscillation allowance, negative resistance, and start-up time of oscillation.
In addition the load capacitance is determinative factor of crystal unit's load capacitance (CL value) directly.
Please refer to our web site:
Support information > Precautions in Designing oscillation circuits > 3. Load capacitance

* frequency stability: frequency deviation out of circuit conditions.

Selection Guidance for crystal unit

When Customer selects crystal unit, load capacitance (CL value) is an important factor of the selection.
For instance, crystal with small CL(7.0 pF) makes larger oscillation allowance, smaller current consumption and worse frequency stability,
like below table. Oppositely, crystal with large CL(12.5 pF) makes smaller oscillation allowance, larger current consumption and better frequency stability. Please select it in consideration of these characteristics.

Selection Guidance for crystal unit

Epson Crystal Product Lineups

Product Size [mm] Applications Images
3.2x1.5x0.8t Portable equipment
MC-146 7x1.5x1.4t Portable equipment -

Oscillation Circuit and Selection Guidance of Crystal Unit for PCF85263


Registers Setting
32.768 kHz Crystal Product Code
CL[pF]*1 OSCD CL[pF]*1 FC-135R FC-135 MC-146
Go to Low CL Page


  • *1.Load Capacitance
  • *2.Two digits of the product code is packing specification, please refer here for the detail.
  • *3.The evaluation board is the OM13510 evaluation board.
  • *4.Above recommendations are based on actual evaluation results and intended to support users in picking the right components. As the actual board layout and choice of external components influences the best suitable crystal load capacitance, We does not assume any responsibility and grant warranty for above recommendations.

Precautions for designing of PCB Board

Layout of pins, Crystal unit, Capacitor and Resistor
- Please lay out crystal unit, capacitor and resistor near PCF85263 as far as possible.
- The length of signal patterns in oscillatiton circuit should be as short as possible, and do not cross other signal lines.

For 32kHz Crystal Unit

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GND Line Pattern and Interconnection of PCB
- Please lay out GND line pattern under crystal unit.
- In case of multi-layered PCB board, do not lay out other signal lines under crystal unit.

Cross-seection View(Multi-layered PCB Board)

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