Crystal Oscillator

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Crystal Oscillator
Crystal Oscillator.png
A crystal oscillator is an electronic oscillator circuit that uses the mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal to create an electrical signal with a precise frequency.
Unlocked at Quartz Research - Crystal Oscillator
Stack size 100
Sink value 3 072
Blueprint path

/Game/FactoryGame/Resource/Parts/CrystalOscillator/Desc_CrystalOscillator.Desc_CrystalOscillator_C

Crystal Oscillator is a mid-game component with a variety of uses.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Unlocking[edit | edit source]

 Crystal Oscillator is unlocked via the Quartz Research chain in the MAM.png MAM using:
Quartz Crystal.png
100
Reinforced Iron Plate.png
50

Crafting[edit | edit source]

RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
Crystal Oscillator
36 × Quartz Crystal.png
Quartz Crystal
18 / min
28 × Cable.png
Cable
14 / min
Manufacturer
120 sec
Manual crafting.png × 18
2 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
1 / min
3300 MJ / item
Quartz Research - Crystal Oscillator
5 × Reinforced Iron Plate.png
Reinforced Iron Plate
2.5 / min
 
Insulated Crystal Oscillator
Alternate
10 × Quartz Crystal.png
Quartz Crystal
18.75 / min
7 × Rubber.png
Rubber
13.125 / min
Manufacturer
32 sec
1 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
1.875 / min
1760 MJ / item
Tier 5 - Oil Processing
Quartz Research - Crystal Oscillator
Caterium Research - Caterium Electronics
1 × AI Limiter.png
AI Limiter
1.875 / min
 

Alternate recipes analysis[edit | edit source]

The following shows different ways to produce 1 Crystal Oscillator / second, or 60 / min:
Crystal Oscillator alts.png

Recipe Raw Quartz
/min (WP)
Iron Ore
/min (WP)
Crude Oil
m3/min (WP)
Copper Ore
/min (WP)
Caterium Ore
/min (WP)
Total WP Total Energy
/item (MJ)
Space
(m2)
Building
counts
Default 1388.57
(1322.45)
1205.4
(171.27)
- - - 1493.72 6731.03 49292 313.79
Insulated 771.43
(734.69)
- 140
(119.66)
320
(110.88)
200
(181.16)
1146.4 5201.48 30594 134.94

Usage[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

 Crystal Oscillator is used in the Alien Organisms Research chain and Quartz Research chain in the MAM.png MAM for additional unlocks.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
Crystal Beacon
Alternate
4 × Steel Beam.png
Steel Beam
2 / min
16 × Steel Pipe.png
Steel Pipe
8 / min
Manufacturer
120 sec
20 × Beacon.png
Beacon
10 / min
330 MJ / item
Tier 3 - Basic Steel Production
Quartz Research - Quartz Crystals
1 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
0.5 / min
 
Crystal Computer
Alternate
8 × Circuit Board.png
Circuit Board
7.5 / min
3 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
2.8125 / min
Assembler
64 sec
3 × Computer.png
Computer
2.8125 / min
320 MJ / item
Tier 5 - Industrial Manufacturing
Quartz Research - Quartz Crystal
Explorer
5 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
 
5 × Motor.png
Motor
 
Build Gun
1 × Explorer.png
Explorer
 
Quartz Research - The Explorer
15 × Beacon.png
Beacon
 
5 × Heavy Modular Frame.png
Heavy Modular Frame
 
Rigour Motor
Alternate
3 × Rotor.png
Rotor
3.75 / min
3 × Stator.png
Stator
3.75 / min
Manufacturer
48 sec
6 × Motor.png
Motor
7.5 / min
440 MJ / item
Tier 4 - Advanced Steel Production
Quartz Research - Quartz Crystals
Tier 5 - Industrial Manufacturing
1 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
1.25 / min
 
Seismic Nobelisk
Alternate
8 × Black Powder.png
Black Powder
12 / min
8 × Steel Pipe.png
Steel Pipe
12 / min
Manufacturer
40 sec
4 × Nobelisk.png
Nobelisk
6 / min
550 MJ / item
Sulfur Research - Nobelisk Explosives
Quartz Research - Quartz Crystals
Tier 5 - Industrial Manufacturing
1 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
1.5 / min
 
Radar Tower
30 × Heavy Modular Frame.png
Heavy Modular Frame
 
30 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
 
Build Gun
1 × Radar Tower.png
Radar Tower
 
Quartz Research - Radar Technology
20 × Beacon.png
Beacon
 
100 × Cable.png
Cable
 
Radio Control Unit
32 × Aluminum Casing.png
Aluminum Casing
40 / min
1 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
1.25 / min
Manufacturer
48 sec
Manual crafting.png ×
2 × Radio Control Unit.png
Radio Control Unit
2.5 / min
1320 MJ / item
Tier 7 - Bauxite Refinement
1 × Computer.png
Computer
1.25 / min
 
Radio Control System
Alternate
1 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
1.5 / min
10 × Circuit Board.png
Circuit Board
15 / min
Manufacturer
40 sec
3 × Radio Control Unit.png
Radio Control Unit
4.5 / min
733.33 MJ / item
Tier 7 - Bauxite Refinement
60 × Aluminum Casing.png
Aluminum Casing
90 / min
30 × Rubber.png
Rubber
45 / min
Uranium Fuel Unit
Alternate
100 × Encased Uranium Cell.png
Encased Uranium Cell
20 / min
10 × Electromagnetic Control Rod.png
Electromagnetic Control Rod
2 / min
Manufacturer
300 sec
3 × Uranium Fuel Rod.png
Uranium Fuel Rod
0.6 / min
5500 MJ / item
Tier 8 - Nuclear Power
Quartz Research - Quartz Crystals
3 × Crystal Oscillator.png
Crystal Oscillator
0.6 / min
6 × Beacon.png
Beacon
1.2 / min


AWESOME Sink[edit | edit source]

 Crystal Oscillator can be sunk into the AWESOME Sink.png AWESOME Sink to yield 3 072 points.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • It is not necessary to automate Crystal Oscillators until late-game when they are given their use in production lines rather than just in MAM research or as a construction ingredient
  • Alternate recipes involving Crystal Oscillators can be inefficient due to the rarity of Raw Quartz, however, can significantly simplify the setup (e.g. Crystal Computers).

History[edit | edit source]