1. bookVolume 64 (2013): Issue 2 (March 2013)
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New Double Current Controlled CFA (DCC–CFA) Based Voltage–Mode Oscillator with Independent Electronic Control of Oscillation Condition and Frequency

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07 Jun 2011
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In this paper, a new electronically tunable quadrature oscillator (ETQO) based on two modified versions of current feedback amplifiers (CFAs), the so called double current controlled CFA (DCC-CFAs) is presented. The frequency of oscillation (FO) of the proposed voltage-mode (VM) ETQO is electronically adjustable by current gain or by varying the intrinsic resistance of the X terminal of the active element used. The condition of oscillation (CO) is adjustable by current gain independently with respect to frequency of oscillation. Simultaneous control of current gain and intrinsic resistance allows linear control of FO and provides extension of frequency tuning range. In the proposed circuit all the capacitors are grounded. The use of only grounded capacitors makes the proposed circuit ideal for integrated circuit implementation. The presented active element realized by using BiCMOS technology and the behavior of proposed circuit are discussed in details. The theoretical results are verified by SPICE simulations based on CMOS ON-Semi C5 0.5 μm and bipolar ultra high frequency transistor arrays Intersil HFA 3096 process parameters.


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