12.1 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SINUSOIDAL OSCILLATORS
Types of Oscillators
Employs a positive feedback loop consisting of an amplifier and a frequency-selective network.
Some form of nonlinearity has to be employed to provide control of the amplitude of the output.
Generates square, triangular, pulse waveforms.
Employs multivibrators: bistable, astable and monostable.
The Oscillator Feedback Loop and Oscillation Criterion
Positive feedback loop analysis:
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The phase of loop gain should be zero at
The magnitude of the loop gain should be unity at
The characteristic equation has roots at
Stability of oscillation frequency:
is determined solely by the phase characteristics.
A “steep” function
) results in a more stable frequency.
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