Epson Announces New Efficient And Energy-Saving Quartz Crystal Families Delivering Low ESR And Tight Frequency Tolerance In Ultra-Compact Packages

LOS ALAMITOS – Epson today introduced the FC2012AN and FC3215AN –two new families of quartz crystal units that deliver very low equivalent series resistance (ESR) and extremely tight frequency tolerance in an ultra-compact form factor. Equipped with a newly redesigned crystal element based on Epson’s in-house design and decades of production technology expertise, these crystals are ideal for a variety of markets and applications such as IoT, wearables, medical, industrial, security surveillance, and consumer electronics.

The new Epson FC2012AN and FC3215AN quartz crystal units are very robust, offering a very low ESR of 35kΩ (typ) and support a wide operating temperature range from -40 to 105 degrees Celsius which is critical for portable electronics in extremely space-constrained applications. In addition, these crystals deliver a fixed frequency tolerance of ±20ppm. The FC2012AN is 2.0 x 1.2mm in size, and the FC3215AN is 3.2 x 1.5mm.

“Developers of cutting-edge technology always look to integrate higher efficiency and energy-saving designs into their products,” said Chris McCormick, director of product management, Timing Devices, Epson America, Inc. “Epson’s new FC2012AN and FC3215AN flagship crystal families deliver in both areas, enabling customers to make smaller products that use less energy.” 

Epson is a leading supplier of kHz-band crystal units and also offers a lineup of oscillators with built-in oscillator circuit ICs and real-time clock modules with built-in real-time clock ICs. The FC2012AN and FC3215AN are available now through Epson America’s channel partners. Visit for more information.

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