High-frequency voltage-controlled-oscillator for use with inverted- mesa quartz resonators

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An oscillator circuit has been developed that uses inverted mesa resonators, in a high precision VCO application, at frequencies historically dominated by SAW designs. This design incorporates a frequency tripler that provides a 600 MHz output capability using a 200 MHz 3{sup rd} overtone resonator. This design has advantages over equivalent SAW alternatives: lower power consumption, superior aging characteristics, linear frequency pulling and low frequency versus temperature sensitivity. The VCO presented demonstrates {gt} +/- 60 ppm pullability (0 to 7V control), tuning linearity better than +/- 5% with phase noise at 1 kHz {lt} -110 DBc/Hz. this oscillator- tripler exploits ... continued below

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Wessendorf, K.O. August 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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An oscillator circuit has been developed that uses inverted mesa resonators, in a high precision VCO application, at frequencies historically dominated by SAW designs. This design incorporates a frequency tripler that provides a 600 MHz output capability using a 200 MHz 3{sup rd} overtone resonator. This design has advantages over equivalent SAW alternatives: lower power consumption, superior aging characteristics, linear frequency pulling and low frequency versus temperature sensitivity. The VCO presented demonstrates {gt} +/- 60 ppm pullability (0 to 7V control), tuning linearity better than +/- 5% with phase noise at 1 kHz {lt} -110 DBc/Hz. this oscillator- tripler exploits the nonlinear characteristics of an emitter-coupled pair differential amplifier to obtain a high performance oscillator design.

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OSTI as DE96013053

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  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) international meeting, Honolulu, HI (United States), 13-15 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96013053
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0019C
  • Report No.: CONF-960698--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 288866
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664500

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Wessendorf, K.O. High-frequency voltage-controlled-oscillator for use with inverted- mesa quartz resonators, article, August 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664500/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.