sine wave generator circuit

Posted on Feb 4, 2014

This is a circuit for generating a sine wave from a single operational amplifier. The feedback loop of the op amp in this circuit (741) consists of a twin-T filter connected between its output and its inverting input. Positive feedback for oscillation is provided by R2. The twin-T filter (see Figure 2) is a passive notch filter composed of two T-n

sine wave generator circuit
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etworks, with maximum attenuation occurring at fn = 1/(2pRC). One of these T networks has one resistor and two capacitors, while the other has two resistors and one capacitor. At the notch frequency fn of the twin-T filter, the total phase shift around the loop gain of this op amp circuit is zero, which satisfies the requirement for oscillation. This is why the circuit generates a sine wave with a frequency equal to fn = 1/(2pRC).

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