For a test of a filter and video transmitter gear, I need a variable frequency (potentiometer adjusted) sine or square wave oscillator, adjustable from about 1 to 10 MHz. Output about 1Vp-p okay, but I could reduce a higher output. I don't have many parts at the moment; so I need the cheapest way to do this. I have a lot of NOR gates lying around and I'm thinking of a ring oscillator but when I try to make them adjustable they become unstable.
How about an oscillator around a Schmitt-Trigger inverter? Capacitor on input, resistor from output to capacitor, done.
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