Monday, May 4, 2009


The Hartley oscillator is an LC electronic oscillator that derives its feedback from a tapped coil in parallel with a capacitor (the tank circuit). Although there is no requirement for there to be mutual coupling between the two coil segments, the circuit is usually implemented as such. A Hartley oscillator is essentially any configuration that uses a pair of series-connected coils and a single capacitor.

Fig:Transistor Hartley oscillator

In the oscillator, the feedback voltage is developed by the inductive voltage divider, L1 & L2. Since the output voltage appears across L1 and the feedback voltage across L2, the feedback fraction is
β = V / Vout = XL2 / XL1 = L2 / L1
As usual, the loading effect of the base is ignored. For oscillations to start, the voltage gain must be greater than 1/ β. The frequency of oscillation is given by
f=1/(2π√(L_eq C))
Similarly, an opamp based Hartley oscillator circuit is shown below:

Fig: Op amp Hartler Oscillator

1 Comment:

    Which Op-Amp you have used...?

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