tank circuit


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tank circuit

[′taŋk ‚sər·kət]
(electronics)
A circuit which exhibits resonance at one or more frequencies, and which is capable of storing electric energy over a band of frequencies continuously distributed about the resonant frequency, such as a coil and capacitor in parallel. Also known as electrical resonator; tank.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Experimental results developed on a fluorescent lamp 32W showed that SRI proposed improved efficiency by 6% compared to the classic SPRI, this is because the SRI does not use a parallel capacitor to the lamp, reducing losses in the cooper of inductance in the tank circuit LC, the proposed circuit SRI also shows a decrease in the switching or conduction losses on MOSFETs.
As expected due to the tank circuit from both the external reader and the implant, no coupling between coils was observed at frequencies different from 10 MHz.
However, this article will show that the proper design of the tank circuit allows the design to meet the phase noise specification.
Orientation of the contact strip does not change the equivalent tank circuit model, though it will have effect upon the equivalent [L.sub.R] and [C.sub.R] parameters as shown in Equation (9).
In this case, the VCO oscillation frequency is close to the self-resonant frequency of the loaded tank circuit and the phase noise is minimized.
The Q-factor of the tank circuit is primarily limited by the inductor Q, which is approximately 10 at 5 to 6 GHz.
The close-in phase noise is decided mainly by the loaded Q of the VCO tank circuit, the flicker noise and the corner frequency of the VCO active device.
The oscillator is obtained by adding a tank circuit as shown in Figure 6.