Oscillators are circuits that produce periodic waveforms without any input signal. This can be explained using control theory using following three conditions. Hello All, I am attempting to design a Wien-Bridge RC Oscillator using 2N BJTs from the ground up knowing nothing but the center. I can't get the attached circuit schematic in OrCAD to oscillate, I have had a gain of >= 3 and no oscillations occur.

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The linear oscillator can support any amplitude.

## Wien-Bridge Oscillator using BJT's | All About Circuits

In practice, the loop gain is initially larger than unity. Random noise is present in all circuits, and some of that noise will be near the desired frequency. A loop gain greater than one allows the wein bridge oscillator using bjt of frequency to increase exponentially each time around the loop.

With a loop gain greater than one, the oscillator will start. Ideally, the loop gain needs to be just a little bigger than one, but in practice, it is often significantly greater than one.

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A larger loop gain makes the oscillator start quickly. A large loop gain also compensates for gain variations with temperature and the desired frequency of a tunable oscillator. For the oscillator to start, the loop gain must be greater than one under all possible conditions.

A loop gain wein bridge oscillator using bjt than one has a down side.

## Wien-Bridge RC Oscillator using BJT's | All About Circuits

In theory, the oscillator amplitude will increase without limit. In practice, the amplitude will increase until the output runs into some limiting factor such as the power supply voltage the amplifier output runs into the supply rails or the wein bridge oscillator using bjt output current limits.

The limiting reduces the effective gain of the amplifier the effect is called gain compression. In a stable oscillator, the average loop gain will be one. Although the limiting action stabilizes the output voltage, it has two significant effects: The amount of distortion is related to the extra loop gain used for startup.

If there's a lot of extra loop gain at small amplitudes, then the gain must decrease more at higher instantaneous amplitudes. That means more distortion.

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The amount of distortion is also related to final amplitude of the oscillation. Although an amplifier's gain is ideally linear, in practice it is nonlinear.

The nonlinear transfer function can be expressed as a Taylor series. For small amplitudes, the higher order terms have little effect. For larger amplitudes, the nonlinearity is pronounced.

Consequently, for low distortion, the oscillator's output amplitude should be a small fraction of the amplifier's dynamic range. Meacham's bridge stabilized oscillator[ edit ] Simplified schematic of a Meacham's bridge oscillator published in Bell System Technical Journal, Oct Unmarked capacitors have enough capacitance to be considered short circuits at signal frequency.

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Unmarked resistors and inductor are considered to be appropriate values for biasing and loading the vacuum tube. Node labels in this figure are not present in the publication. Meacham disclosed the bridge oscillator circuit shown to the right in