Oscillators are devices that are used to generate repetitive signals. They produce output signals without an input signal.
There are two major types of electronic oscillators:
Harmonic oscillators produce sine wave outputs.
Relaxation oscillators produce square wave, rectangular wave, and sawtooth outputs.
For both types of devices, an active component (normally, in the feedback loop) determines the frequency of oscillation. This active component can be...
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The direct digital oscillators enabled much smaller and smarter oscillators. Also improvement in the materials used for the manufacture enables more stable oscillators with much better thermal characteristics.
General telecommunication technologies and GPS Technologies are popular applications and they define future needs. Trend is to go smaller by keeping same or better performance.