Alternative Architectures

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


The basic 3-point Pierce oscillator of Fig. 4.1 is the only possible configuration of a quartz (or MEMS) oscillator using a single active transistor. As soon as two or more active transistors are considered, many configurations become possible. Three of them will be discussed in this last Chapter.


Phase Noise Drain Current Noise Voltage Negative Resistance Strong Inversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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