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Design of RF and Microwave Amplifiers and Oscillators - By Pieter L. D. Abrie. (ISBN 089006797)

The Design of Low Noise Oscillators - By Ali Hajimiri, Thomas H. Lee. (ISBN 0792384555)

Electronic Circuit Guidebook: Oscillators Volume 6 - By Joseph J. Carr. (ISBN 0790611856)

Practical Oscillator Handbook - By Irving M. Gottlieb. (ISBN 0750631023)


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What is an Oscillator? (PDF) - Many types of oscillators implemented with BJTs (transistors), FETs, and even tubes.

Basic RF Oscillator - FM Band

 

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Colpitts Oscillator Circuit Diagrams

Colpitts Oscillators - A tutorial with circuit diagrams. Includes a Clapp oscillator

 

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Crystal Oscillator Circuit Diagrams

Op-Amp Oscillators Simplify RF Designs - Up to 140 MHz, 1 W into 50 ohms. You'll probably need to change your screen resolution to see the part values.

Oscillator Lowers Distortion and Phase Noise - Modified Clapp Oscillator.

50 - 150MHz Overtone Oscillator

Crystal Oscillators

 

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Hartley Oscillators - A tutorial with circuit diagrams.

 

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A Balanced Wideband VCO for Set-Top TV Tuner Applications (PDF) - 1.0-2.0 GHz design using a differential BJT pair. See the last page for the schematic. A demo PCB layout is also shown. (Skyworks / Alpha Industries application note APN1005.)

A Colpitts VCO for Wideband (0.95-2.15 GHz) Set-Top TV Tuner Applications (PDF) - 1.0-2.0 GHz design using a Colpitts architecture. See the last page for the schematic. A demo PCB layout is also shown. (Skyworks / Alpha Industries application note APN1006.)

Switchable Dual-Band 170/420 MHz VCO for Handset Cellular Applications (PDF) - 140-150 MHz and 420-440 MHz design using a Colpitts architecture. The schematic is roughly on the middle page of the document. A demo PCB layout is also shown. (Skyworks / Alpha Industries application note APN1007.)

A VCO Design for WLAN Applications in the 2.4-2.5 GHz ISM Band (PDF) - Two Colpitts-type VCOs, one operating at 2.06 - 2.1095 MHz, and the other at 724 - 772 MHz. See the last few pages for the schematics. Demo PCB layouts are also shown. (Skyworks / Alpha Industries application note APN1010.)

A Differential VCO Design for GSM Handset Applications (PDF) - 910-980 MHz design using a differential BJT pair. See the last page for the schematic. A demo PCB layout is also shown. (Skyworks / Alpha Industries application note APN1013.)

A Dual-Band Switchable IF VCO for GSM/PCS Handsets (PDF) - 440-490 MHz and 580-640 MHz design using a Colpitts architecture. A demo PCB layout is also shown. (Skyworks / Alpha Industries application note APN1015.)

A Low Phase Noise VCO Design for PCS Handset Applications (PDF) - 1700-1850 MHz design using a Colpitts architecture. A demo PCB layout is also shown. (Skyworks / Alpha Industries application note APN1016.)

Voltage Controlled Oscillators - Tutorial with Hartley VCO circuit.

 

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Oscillator Theory & Design

Oscillators - An outstanding online course that starts from scratch and builds up to near-expert level material. Ten stars out of five!

 

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Colpitts Oscillator Theory & Design

Colpitts Oscillators - A tutorial and design example.

 

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Crystal Oscillator Theory & Design

Crystal Oscillator Basics (PDF) - (Microchip application note AN826.)

Oscillators for Microcontrollers (PDF) - Clock oscillator design. (Intel application note AP-155.)

 

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Hartley Oscillator Theory & Design

Hartley Oscillators - A tutorial and design example.

 

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Crystal Oscillator Basics (PDF) - (Microchip application note AN826.)

 

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Voltage Controlled Oscillators - A tutorial and design example of a Hartley VCO.

VCO Modelling and Simulation in WinSPICE3 - Design Note showing how RF VCO models may be created. An example WinSPICE3 simulation test-bench is provided which plots the VCO's time-domain response, an eye diagram and its frequency domain spectrum when the VCO is modulated. (Silicon Devices application note.)

VCO Designs for Wireless Handset and CATV Set-Top Applications (PDF) - Various Colpitts and differential BJT designs. Also discusses varactor diode characteristics. (Skyworks / Alpha Industries application note APN1012.)

 

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Oscillator Design Software

Agilent - Oscillator Design Guide
Eagleware - Oscillator - Supports LC, SAW, crystal, and and transmission line oscillators.


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Oscillator Tutorials

Oscillators - An outstanding online course that starts from scratch and builds up to near-expert level material. Ten stars out of five!

Oscillator Basics - A brief primer, and then tips on oscillator design and construction.

Colpitts Oscillators - Includes a Clapp oscillator

Hartley Oscillators

Voltage Controlled Oscillators - Hartley VCO circuit.

 

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