Publisher : Institude of Korean Electrical and Electronics Engineers
DOI : 10.7471/ikeee.2015.19.4.465
Title & Authors
Hartley-VCO Using Linear OTA-based Active Inductor Jeong, Seong-Ryeol; Chung, Won-Sup;
An LC-tuned sinusoidal voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) using temperature-stable linear operational transconductance amplifiers (OTAs) is presented. Its architecture is based on Hartley oscillator configuration, where the inductor is active one realized with two OTAs and a grounded capacitor. Two diode limiters are used for limiting amplitude. A prototype oscillator built with discrete components exhibits less than 3.1% nonlinearity in its current-to-frequency transfer characteristic from 1.99 MHz to 39.14 MHz and frequency stability to the temperature drift over 0 to . The total harmonic distortion (THD) is as low as 4.4 % for a specified frequency-tuning range. The simulated phase noise of the VCO is about -108.9 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset frequency in frequency range of 0.4 - 46.97 MHz and property of phase noise of VCO is better than colpitts-VCO.
Analog Circuit;Hartley oscillator;Voltage-controlled oscillator;OTA;Active Inductor;
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