Electronic oscillators and resonators are fundamental components used in electronic systems to generate and control precise timing signals and frequency references.
Electronic oscillators are circuits that produce periodic waveforms or signals at specific frequencies.Oscillators are commonly used in applications such as clocks, microcontrollers, communication systems, audio equipment, and many others. They can be categorized into different types based on their working principles and frequency ranges:
RC (Resistor-Capacitor) oscillators,
LC (Inductor-Capacitor) oscillators,
Resonators are passive electronic components that provide a frequency reference or tuning element for oscillators. They exhibit a natural resonance at a specific frequency due to their physical properties.Common types of resonators include:
SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) resonators,
MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) resonators,etc.
By utilizing oscillators and resonators, engineers can ensure accurate and stable timing in various electronic devices and applications.