Chapter 12. Oscillator Design

  1. Devendra K. Misra

Published Online: 25 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471653764.ch12

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition

How to Cite

Misra, D. K. (2004) Oscillator Design, in Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471653764.ch12

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 17 AUG 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471478737

Online ISBN: 9780471653769

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Keywords:

  • feedback;
  • Nyquist criterion;
  • Barkhausen criterion;
  • Colpitts oscillator;
  • Hartley oscillator;
  • negative resistance;
  • Clapp oscillator;
  • crystal oscillators;
  • Pierce oscillator;
  • electronic tuning;
  • varactors;
  • phase-locked loop;
  • frequency synthesizers;
  • diode oscillators;
  • microwave transistor oscillators

Summary

Oscillator circuits are used for generating the periodic signals that are needed in various applications. These circuits convert a part of dc power into the periodic output and do not require a periodic signal as input. 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.