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Misguided QA procedures push up costs and create waste

Misguided QA procedures push up costs and create waste

Posted: 18th November 2015
It’s been a long-established principle that properly implemented quality control procedures reduce costs. Production yields are improved, product performance and reliability are enhanced, and customer satisfaction grows. It’s perhaps one of the lessons that Western electronic equipment manufacturers learned from their Japanese counterparts in the 1970s. But the key… Read More

Quartz crystal stability: how myths and misconceptions mask good value

Quartz crystal stability: how myths and misconceptions mask good value

Posted: 30th July 2015
Over the years we’ve had many requests for quartz crystals that operate from -40 °C to +85 °C with ±10 ppm stability, despite the fact that nearly all of the applications discussed with our customers didn’t need to operate over this industrial temperature range. It seems that the perceived requirement does not arise from considering the application but from the data… Read More

A short primer on AT-cut quartz crystals

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Posted: 29th June 2015
Provided that a quartz crystal performs to its specification, few of us are worried about how it’s made, or even exactly how it works. But there are times when it can be useful to have a grasp of the basics, if only to be able to dismiss some of the more exaggerated performance claims found in data sheets. Wafers from which crystals are made for electronics applications… Read More

Expanding Rep Network in USA for IQD

Expanding Rep Network in USA for IQD

Posted: 1st June 2015
IQD have strengthened their rep network in the US with the appointment of Romax Electronics to cover Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Romax have vast experience working with frequency products and the IQD team look forward to increasing our business together in these states. In addition, existing rep Grand Engineering has extended its territory to also cover… Read More