Sine wave generator -

I have put together a sine wave generating circuit. The signal goes through a transformer. The output signal of the transformer is detected and used for a measurement.

Yellow signal - From sine wave generator Blue signal - output from transformer (not really relevant here)

I am worried about the oscillations occurring on the output of the sine wave generator. The oscillations are only present when the transformer is attached.

Are the oscillations due to not enough output drive current or from the transformer load? I am trying to understand what is going on here when the transformer is attached.

The peak to peak voltage is 3.38V and the impedance of the primary is 500 ohms, secondary is 240 ohms. I am using the LM324QT op amp (https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/stmicroelectronics/LM324QT/497-12005-1-ND/2772310).

The schematic is shown here :

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simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab

Thank you!

– vofa
Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 21:09
• That's not a schematic, that's a mess of blocks and lines. It's also incomplete. Where's the transformer? Please clean it up and make it more usable. Refer to this post for rules to draw readable schematics: electronics.stackexchange.com/a/28255/41856 Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 21:16
• He used LM324 look at the crossover distortion at the output.
– G36
Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 21:42
• To remove this distortion add a resistor (1k or lower )between the lm324 output and Vee.
– G36
Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 21:43
• The distortion is nowhere near crossover; it coincides with (probably caused by) the start and end of oscillation. Try the usual things to stop an amplifier oscillating - starting with decoupling on the power supplies. And possibly a Zobel network (R-C in series from output to ground) since it's driving an inductance.
– user16324
Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 23:05