11/23 clock issue

Holm Tiffe holm at freibergnet.de
Sat Feb 7 13:32:41 CST 2015

Noel Chiappa wrote:

>     > From: Tothwolf
>     > Before I forget again, did you check for +5V on pin 1 (enable) when you
>     > were testing your existing oscillator?
> Wow. Never thought to try that. Then again, I don't look for +5V on your
> average 74xxx when I'm debugging, either! :-) I mean, it's a trace, the
> solder on the pin looks good, that's as far as I go, usually! And there's
> nothing shown as connected to that pin on the circuit diagram.
> So I looked, and... it's at ground (or floating). The only pin that has
> anything is 14, at +5V (expected). But I looked online for some datasheets
> for similar oscillators, and some of them say 'pin 1 - N/C'. Are yours
> tri-state? (That's the enable pin on the tri-state ones.)
> I suppose even if yours are tri-state, I can still use them; a quick ohmmeter
> check shows that pin 1 isn't connected to either power or ground, so I can
> probably tie it high (via a resistor, which in addition to being normal
> practise, will prevent a major disaster in case I'm confused - a state I'm
> often in :-).
> 	Noel

Most of that Oscillator Cans don't have an Enable Input.
The Oscillator is bad, period.



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