Crystals Oscillators and Usage

Started by Zv_oDD in sci.electronics.basics11 years ago 4 replies

So I'm playing with a AVR PiC, the ATMEGA32. And its needs 16mhz crystal hooked to it like so: http://tinypic.com/r/ei9im9/5 Note; I used a...

So I'm playing with a AVR PiC, the ATMEGA32. And its needs 16mhz crystal hooked to it like so: http://tinypic.com/r/ei9im9/5 Note; I used a Cap and Inductor pair for the crystal symbol. I am just wondering what is the role of the capacitors? Can I use 1uf caps instead and still get 16Mhz?