need some help with the Intel Atom
I am not going to use the RTC and would like to remove the crystal to save PCB space.
Is that ok, or is the crystal needed to drive some other internal function?
If so, please describe.
I want to make you aware of a special place to go with questions like yours. The Intel® e-Help desk is staffed by Intel representatives who support select Intel embedded platforms including Intel® Atom™ and associated chipsets.
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I hope this helps.
J. Felix McNulty
Community Moderator (Intel contractor)