master oscillator


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master oscillator

[′mas·tər ′äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
An oscillator that establishes the carrier frequency of the output of an amplifier or transmitter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For the master oscillator (1), the following initial condition was considered: x(0) = [1.5,1.25,7.5] and for the slaves oscillators (7), the corresponding initial conditions were [[??].sub.i](0) = [(1.2,1.0, 5.8), (1.8,1.5, 5.0), (1.25,1.35,7.0)], respectively; the parameters of the master and the slave systems are presented previously in Section 3.
In this system, the injection locking signals are generated by the stable master oscillator (STAMO) and without filtering, injected into the RF coherent oscillator (Coho) and amplifier chain, respectively.
A series of 12 master oscillators of fixed frequency controlled the top 12 semitones, and a series of frequency dividers controlled the lower notes.

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