Crystals, oscillators and resonators
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:31 pm
I got myself a Launchpad kit and am tinkering with it and learning a little. I'd like to build a frequency counter and I think I can use an MSP430 type to count ticks between rising edges on the signal to be measured. If I wanted to measure a frequency of say 10 Mhz what sort of MSP430 should I use ? What is the difference between the crystal, the oscillator and the resonator and what value should I use to build my frequency counter ?