Chapter 11. Oscillator Design

  1. Devendra K. Misra Ph.D.

Published Online: 25 MAR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224359.ch11

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design

How to Cite

Misra, D. K. (2001) Oscillator Design, in Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224359.ch11

Author Information

  1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2002
  2. Published Print: 1 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471412533

Online ISBN: 9780471224358

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Keywords:

  • Nyquist criterion;
  • Berkhausen criterion;
  • generalized oscillator circuit;
  • Hartley oscillator;
  • Colpitts oscillator;
  • Clapp oscillator;
  • negative resistance;
  • crystal oscillator;
  • pulling figure;
  • varactor diode;
  • tuning sensitivity;
  • phase detector;
  • voltage controlled oscillator;
  • phase-locked loop;
  • hold-in range;
  • lock-in range;
  • pull-in range;
  • acquisition of lock;
  • frequency synthesizer;
  • 3-port S-parameters of transistors

Summary

This chapter begins with the basic principle of sinusoidal oscillator circuits. Several transistor circuits are subsequently analyzed in order to establish their design procedures. Ceramic resonant circuits are frequently used to generate reference signals while the voltage-controlled oscillators are important in modern frequency synthesizer design using the phase-lock loop. Fundamentals of these circuits are discussed in this chapter. Diode-oscillators used at microwave frequencies are also summarized. The chapter ends with a description of the microwave transistor circuits using S-parameters.