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An Analysis of the Modes of Operation of a Simple Transistor Oscillator

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1 Author(s)
J. F. Gibbons ; Electronics Labs., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

A simple transistor oscillator circuit is analyzed in an illuminating way. The analysis predicts oscillation in either of two modes and provides a means of determining the maximum frequency of oscillation in each. The two modes are identified as "three-terminal" or "two-terminal" according to whether RF current is required in the base lead to produce the oscillations. The relationship between these modes is developed and visualized in a "frequency portrait" for the transistor which serves to unify the principal results of the paper.

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Proceedings of the IRE  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 9 )