chroma oscillator

chroma oscillator

[′krō·mə ′äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
A crystal oscillator used in color television receivers to generate a 3.579545-megahertz signal for comparison with the incoming 3.579545-megahertz chrominance subcarrier signal being transmitted. Also known as chrominance-subcarrier oscillator; color oscillator; color-subcarrier oscillator.