- Published in issue 12/1999 on page 0
Configurable clock generator
MicroClock have available 28-pin a generator IC Type ICS525, also called OSCaR (acronym for oscillator replacement), which may be used to replace virtually any kind of clock oscillator. The range of operation is wide although extensive hardware and/or software is not needed. The multipliers and divisors with which the crystal frequency may be manipulated are set with pins, something that in most other similar ICs has to be done via a serial protocol and the aid of an additional processor.