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Sine Wave Oscillator: Possible Designs

A project log for ESR and Capacitance Meter

A practical capacitor meter that can simultaneously measure the equivalent series resistance and the capacitance of a capacitor in-circuit.

Michael ChenMichael Chen 03/12/2018 at 22:580 Comments

The first component of the meter is a sine wave oscillator. There are several ways to generate a sine wave; the most common are:

I've found the following references particularly useful:

Right now I'm currently evaluating the different oscillators, mostly based on price and distortion. 

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