A simple question for many I've no doubt.
How do you determine whether an unknown crystal say supposedly 8MHz is viable or not when you don't have an existing proven oscillator to test it as a replacement?
Is the test rig of, say a Pierce oscillator, not working because of the crystal or poor layout or any other reason?
More importantly, using a basic signal generator and oscilloscope one can easily obtain, at least, a rough estimate of capacitance & inductance. Is the same possible for a crystal?
Compliments of the season to all.