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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 phase shift of 180 degrees. the values of capacitors and resistors are selected to produce 53Hz signal. everything in the circuit looks just fine to me. but when I simulate it on proteus, it has no output. what is wrong with the circuit. plus the proteus is giving some errors; pin 'V+" not modelled . screen-shot image below. this could be a simulator error, but what is the solution? In the circuit, VCC= +12volt, VEE= -12volt. Rf= 10k, Rg= 2.5k, R= 9.1k C= 0.33uF

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Oscillators like this might need a little help from noise to kick start them into operation. Noise may not be modelled into your op-amp simulation so this is likely to be a possible problem. The next problem is that you might need slightly more gain than 4 - try increasing the 10k feedback resistor on U1A to 20k.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I got your point dear, the problem could have been the absence of noise in simulation. I tried again by increasing 10k to 20k, but the result is the same. with same errors. I think I should remove the proteus simulator error first. \$\endgroup\$ – Mehboob Alam Mar 24 '15 at 18:49
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I don't think it's going to work with single sided power supply.. try a split rail.
As Andy says it's sometimes hard to get oscillators to start in simulations. I've bump started them by sending a one time pulse into them.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ it is powered with +12v and -12v. and referenced to ground (zero volt). \$\endgroup\$ – Mehboob Alam Mar 25 '15 at 18:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MehboobAlam, OK then turn up the gain... \$\endgroup\$ – George Herold Mar 26 '15 at 1:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ can I change the model for 3403 op amp i.c in proteus , or update ? \$\endgroup\$ – Mehboob Alam Mar 26 '15 at 18:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MehboobAlam, forget my answer it looks like this will work form a single supply just fine. \$\endgroup\$ – George Herold Mar 26 '15 at 19:08

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