A device or circuit that generates an AC signal at a certain frequency.

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Problem with crystal oscillator based RF circuit

As a little experiment, a friend and I are trying to get a crystal oscillator based transmitter and receiver to work. So far we're having no luck. Here are the wiring diagrams: We once got the ...
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Need help understanding oscillator circuit

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Does anyone know what type of oscillator is this and how this works?
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Oscillator and output load

For the Ethernet application in my design using RMII interface, I need to drive two CMOS loads (two reference clock pins, one of a Freescale Kinetis K60 Microcontroller and one of a TI's PHY chip) ...
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My Chua's Circuit is flatlining (i.e., malfunctioning)

I tried to build a Chua Circuit, but it doesn't appear to be working as expected. The problem is that, while it's supposed to be an oscillatory circuit, I see no oscillations. Refering to the diagram ...
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Microwave oscillator conditions

The conditions for a negative resistance microwave oscillator are (2-port): ...
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Are there any sound design guidelines for high-loudness piezoelectric sirens?

This is a somewhat tricky question so if the title is not clear please correct it. I have disassembled a siren used for auto and home alarm. It was originally driven by a digital circuit with lots of ...
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How Q-factor scales with MEMS Oscillator size

MEMS oscillators typically have lower quality factors that quartz crystal resonators, so I'm guessing the scaling law is reducing the size reduces the quality factor. But what is the exact ...
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Sustaining amp circuit for MEMS oscillator

A MEMS oscillator can be modelled as a lumped mass-spring-damper with a high resonant frequency and Q factor. According to Wikipedia "All commercial MEMS oscillators use electrostatic transduction". ...
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Can a crystal oscillator be used instead of a ceramic filter?

For my FM radio circuit i require a 10.7 MHz ceramic filter. When i asked for it in a shop he gave me a crystal oscillator of 10 MHz value. Can i use the oscillator instead of the filter in my ...
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npn-pnp oscillator questions?

for a couple of years I have been trying to make this one oscillator circuit. 10/10 times it does not work. The best result I can get is the led being constantly on and dimmable with the pot resistor. ...
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Esaki effect implementation on simple oscillator circuit

Hello guys I am trying to learn basic oscillator circuit with the help of this link. But when I connected components My lead is not blinking rather it is giving bright light.If Components I have ...
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Damped RLC Circuit Equation

I'm trying to measure the inductance of a toroid with the use of a 555 in astable mode. Hopefully, by putting the toroid in parallel with a known capacitor and driving the circuit with a low duty ...
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Square wave oscillator (up to 5kHz) from -40V to -10V (approximately)

I want to test a depletion mode TFT which has a turn on gate voltage of about -35V and consequently I want to show that this TFT can be used as an inverter and find the maximum frequency at which it ...
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bubba oscillator

i am trying to make a sine wave generator. the Bubba oscillator circuit given below should produce 53 Hz. according to the text book " Op-AMP for every one", the circuit should have gain = 4, and the ...
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PIC12F simulator: Why isn't the oscillator running?

I have written firmware for a PIC12LF1572 that I am testing in the MPLAB X simulator. The program runs and correctly responds to stimuli, except when it needs to wait for a timer interrupt. After a ...
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How to use external clock on STM32F205VC?

I'm using VisualGDB for stm32F205VC programming. I have an external clock on my board connected to OSC_IN and OSC_OUT that I have to use. How to switch to it?
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When we need external crystal for atmega?

I created microcontroller circuit, refers to most of circuit in internet. Which is it is using external crystal. As i know now, that atmega16 has internal oscillator by default 1MHz. So, ...
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Numerically Controlled Oscillator (NCO) Sample quantity

Ive been doing some research on NCOs and some initial information (or lack of information) is bugging me. Ive read a few articles on this topic: FPGA based NCO Blog on NCOs But i still don't ...
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Lc tank resonator vs. quartz crystal?

For Colpitts and Hartley oscillators, which is preferable to use: an lc tank resonator, or a quartz crystal? I've built Colpitts oscillators with both an lc tank circuit resonator, and with a quartz ...
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Operating frequency of microcontroller PIC18f4550

I am new to PIC Programming, and thought of blinking LEDs as my first project. Now I copied a code from net which blinks two LEDs and its working, the LEDs are blinking. My settings:- I haven't ...
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tunable oscillator circuit: get rid of the variable capacitor

In these days I'm doing some experiments with oscillators circuits; I've built an oscillator circuit which is tunable using a variable capacitor (the range in picofarad of this variable capacitor is ...
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How to convert this FM transmitter to receiver?

I made this circuit and it works properly but I need to make an FM receiver using the same idea of this circuit (common base). Would you tell me what changes should I make so that the circuit is able ...
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Calculating the gain and phase shift of a phase shifting circuit

I want to calculate the gain and the phase shift of the phase shifting circuit below. My approach is to derive equations to different meshes using Kirchoff's law, and then calculate the ratio between ...
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Clipped sine input for HSE clock input on STM32F303?

I am using a STM32F303 and need a very high stability clock ie around 1ppm over temperature. One of the modules I am looking at outputs what is described as "clipped sine". Can this drive the ...
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Why are shorter leads preferred over longer leads?

I'm building oscillator circuits on a copper plate for an RF design class using the dead-bug method. I know that short leads between components is preferred over long leads, but why is this? I heard ...
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How do I find spectral purity?

How is spectral purity measured? or evaluated? I have this signal coming from a 10 MHz crystal oscillator. I know how to calculate the SNR, but how do I calculate the spectral purity? Is it also a ...
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How does oscillator frequency stability affect timing? [duplicate]

If, for example, a crystal oscillator is specified as +/- 100ppm what does that mean? That the exact frequency is uncertain to that degree, or that the frequency varies by that degree over normal ...
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One crystal oscillator for multiple clock inputs PCB tracks topology

When sharing a crystal oscillator output to multiple clock inputs, what should the oscillator output PCB tracks topology be ? Should they go from the oscillator output to one clock input to the next ...
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blinker circuit theory

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab A simple light bulb blinker circuit.......R4 is the bulb..I'm pretty sure I understand the functionality here. C1 initially ...
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Hartley Oscillator Alternate Oscillation Mode

I've been trying to build a hartley oscillator and have almost succeeded, however my calculations are off by appx 1000 relative to the measured waveform. AND the kicker is that it only works when I ...
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Colpitts vs. Hartley?

What are the pros and cons of using a Colpitts or a Hartley configuration for an oscillator?I know that the difference between them is the form of feedback, but does one or the other perform better ...
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Superheterodyne receiver with voltage controlled oscillator

I'm new in electronics and I want to create a FM receiver that performs a product of the received RF signal and a local signal (the local signal is also frequency modulated with a Voltage Controlled ...
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How to increase power of a wireless power transmitter circuit?

I designed this circuit for a frequency of 2MHz, but I get an output of 7mW. I need to increase the output power up to at least 10 to 20W. Help me to redesign the circuit. Consider the transformer ...
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Understanding a simple crystal oscillator transmitter circuit

I've recently built this circuit: http://makerf.com/posts/mighty_simple_shortwave_transmitter It works on the desired frequency as you can see from this video : ...
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What makes a crystal oscillation to begin

I'm trying to understand how the Pierce oscillator works. I started from the very beginning and I'm looking into the crystal resonator. Thanks to this answer How does a Crystal work? I've managed to ...
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asymmetric oscillator layout

Due to space and redesign time concerns, the crystal I'm using cannot rotate. I'm updating the circuit to hopefully make the clock as robust as possible. I have copper keepout in the dotted area ...
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Can any one give reason for this configuration of oscillator

Please give reason why this is is Common-Base configuration with Base feedback.
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How do crystal oscillators work with feedback consisting of CMOS inverters?

For a crystal oscillator to work, there must exist a feedback path with properly designed specifications in order for all to work as expected. Broadly, the basic form of this control system is as ...
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Why would the Schmitt trigger relaxation oscillator a bit unstable?

This thing oscillates from time to time. Why? (Respect part numbers, all chips from NXP) simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab ...
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confused about behavior of relaxation oscillator

I'm just starting to learn about electronics by working through Charles Platt's Make: Electronics book and I'm on experiment 14, which is a relaxation oscillator for an LED. I should note that in the ...
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Why there is many configurations of Colpitts oscillator?

I would like to understand how colpitt's oscillator works but I'm confused because there are many configurations on the internet and I don't know what is the difference between them. For the next two ...
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square wave generator on 20MHz

I need a circuit that generates rectangular waves. It shouldn't be lo-hi-lo-hi, but a random sequence of lo-hi-hi-hi-lo-lo is needed. It also has to oscillate like that, at at least 20MHz. I don't ...
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ATmega162 fuses to select external clock 12Mhz?

Could anyone tell me how I could change the fuse bit, so that my ATmega162 uses 12 MHz external crystal. Once, I made the changes in the AVR fuses wrong the AVR went dead. That is why I need ...
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How does the negative feedback in this oscillator work?

EDIT: I don't think I'm using the term "negative feedback" correctly. What I meant is, how does the feedback that makes the closed loop gain equal to 1 work? I'm trying to understand the very basics ...
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maximum voltage that a colpit oscillator can withstand

I am working on a wireless power transfer project using, I need to design an oscillator. I need a frequency of over 2MHz and I need it for a high power application. So my question is what is the ...
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Can one always drive oscillator inputs with a single-pin oscillator output and bypass the integrated feedback circuitry?

Very little is written in the MCP2211 datasheet regarding the oscillator input configurations. The microcontrollers I have been using lately allow you to use the self-powered, single output ...
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LC Oscillator, Tank Circuit

How does a tank circuit work with a dc power supply? I understand that if you charge a capacitor that's in parallel with an inductor and then remove the power supply then the capacitor and inductor ...
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Slightly weird astable oscillator in a 555, where does this capacitor discharge to?

In the 555 datasheet, the cap is usually connected to pin 7 (discharge), but in this circuit, it's not: When the capacitor voltage is >2/3Vcc, output will turn off and current will have no where to ...
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What is the wrong with this simple sine wave generator circuit?

I've designed this circuit myself aiming to generate sine wave at the collector of the transistor, but I doesn't work. the current at the collector is DC. Is it a simulator error or the design is ...
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Need help with Relaxation Oscillator with Parasitic Capacitance

I am trying to build a capacitance meter using a simple relaxation oscillator with a fixed resistor R in series with a capacitor to be measured C. I am applying the formula where Freq=frequency and K ...