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Use of oscillator in place of the crystal for i226

TMels
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We are transitioning a multichannel i210 design to the i226. The i210 design uses an oscillator and a fan-out buffer to avoid having multiple crystals on the board. The phrasing in the Design Guidelines for i226 doesn't encourage this approach.

Any reason an oscillator/fan-out buffer approach will not work if we leave the XTAL_OUT pin unconnected, connect to the XTAL_IN pin and limit the voltage to stay within the specification for 'Vid'?

 

Best regards,

Terje

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Jaime_Lizarme
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Hi @TMels ,

 

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Jaime L.

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