1
You visited us 1 times! Enjoying our articles? Unlock Full Access!
Question

# Describe briefly the underlying principle of a transistor amplifier working as an oscillator. Hence, use the necessary circuit diagram to explain how self sustained oscillations are achieved in the oscillator.

Open in App
Solution

## An oscillator must have the three elements-Oscillatory circuit or element, Amplifier and Feedback network.The oscillatory circuit or element, consists of an inductive coil of inductance L connected in parallel with a capacitor of capacitance C. The frequency of oscillation in the circuit depends upon the values of L and C. The actual frequency of oscillation is the resonant or natural frequency and is given by the expression f=12π√LC where L is inductance of coil in henrys, and C is the capacitance of capacitor in farads.The electronic amplifier receives dc power from the battery or dc power supply and converts it into ac power for supply to the tank circuit. The oscillations occurring in the circuit are applied to the input of the electronic amplifier. Because of the amplifying properties of the amplifier, we get increased output of these oscillations. This amplified output of oscillations is because of dc power supplied from the external source (a battery or power supply). The output of the amplifier can be supplied to the tank circuit to meet the losses.The feedback network supplies a part of output power to the tank or oscillatory circuit in correct phase to aid the oscillations. In other words the feedback circuit provides positive feedback.

Suggest Corrections
0
Join BYJU'S Learning Program
Related Videos
Parallel Plate Capacitor
PHYSICS
Watch in App
Explore more
Join BYJU'S Learning Program