self-excited oscillator

self-excited oscillator

[¦self ik′sīd·əd ′äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
An oscillator that depends on its own resonant circuits for initiation of oscillation and frequency determination.
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The trend towards MMIC integrated superheterodyne antenna/receivers that are geographically dispersed about a platform precludes the use of self-excited oscillators, such as dielectric resonant types, due to their sensitivity to microphonic signals and drift at environmental extremes.