Is the quadrature oscillator a multivibrator?

Erik Lindberg

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The aim of this article is to give insight into the mechanisms behind the behavior of oscillators from a new angle, introducing the idea of "frozen eigenvalues". This approach is based on piecewise-linear modelling and a study of the eigenvalues of the time varying linearized Jacobian of the nonlinear differential equations describing the oscillator. A multivibrator and a quadrature oscillator are used as test examples. The mechanisms behind the oscillations of the two circuits are compared.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Circuits & Devices
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)23-28
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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  • oscillators
  • eigenvalues


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