Colpitts oscillator


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Colpitts oscillator

[′kōl‚ṗits ‚äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
An oscillator in which a parallel-tuned tank circuit has two voltage-dividing capacitors in series, with their common connection going to the cathode in the electron-tube version and the emitter circuit in the transistor version.
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The CXA3108Q also incorporates a unique differential Colpitts oscillator circuit, allowing this device to provide a stable oscillator signal with no parasitic oscillation over the wide band of 1.