[time-nuts] Everything you wanted to know about Oscillators

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Sun Aug 2 18:31:47 EDT 2015

On Sat, 1 Aug 2015 18:18:18 -0700
Bryan _ <bpl521 at outlook.com> wrote:

> http://hackaday.com/2015/08/01/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-oscillators/

Yes, not too bad. But when you actually want to know what makes
an oscillator tick, i would rather recommend [1] as a treatment
of general electronic oscillators. If that is too theoretic, then [2]
provides a more practical approach. [3] is a quite nice treatment
of various transistor based oscillators, but also covers the more
advanced stuff like noise in oscillators. When it comes to quartz
oscillators, then [4] and [5] are pretty much the standard literature.

If all of these are too long, then have a look at Ulrich Rohdes
dissertation [6].

			Attila Kinali

[1] "Foundations of Oscillator Circuit Design", by Guilermo Gonzales, 2007

[2] "Practical Oscillator Handbook", by Irving M. Gottlieb, 1997

[3] "The Design of Modern Microwave Oscillators for Wireless Applications",
by Rohde, Poddar, Böck, 2005

[4] "Design of Crystal and Other Harmonic Oscillators", by Benjamin Parzen, 1983

[5] "Crystal Oscillator Design and Temperature Compensation", 
by Marvin Frerking, 1978

[6] "A New and Efficient Method of Designing Low Noise Microwave Oscillators",
by Ulrich Rohde, 2004

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Metastability is the mind-killer.
Metastability is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my metastability. 
I will permit it to pass over me and through me. 
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. 
Where the metastability has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

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