On the Spectral Purity of the Wien Oscillator

Conference: NDES 2012 - Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems
07/11/2012 - 07/13/2012 at Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Proceedings: NDES 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ihlenfeld, Waldemar Guilherme Kürten (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Bundesallee 100, R 220, 38116 Braunschweig, Germany)

This paper presents analyses of harmonic distortion of the Wien Oscillator, which is still employed for the analog synthesis of ultra-pure sine waveforms. These are needed, e.g., for the characterization of analog-to-digital converters. Analytical modeling considers nonlinear dependence of the elements comprising the oscillator in order to provide a metric for the sine-waveform’s purity that may be attained by the present electronic technology.