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Implementations of the Pierce Oscillator

  • Eric VittozEmail author
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Part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR, volume 0)

Abstract

Grounding the source of the active transistor results in the basic oscillator circuit depicted in Fig. 5.1. Transistor T2 is part of a current mirror that delivers the bias current I 0 to the active transistor T1. The latter is maintained in active mode by a resistor R 3 that forces the DC component V D0 of the drain voltage V D to be equal to the DC component V G0 of the gate voltage V G (since no current is flowing through R 3).

Keywords

Gate Voltage Drain Voltage Negative Resistance Strong Inversion Supply Voltage Versus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland

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