United State Patent Number: 7,274,264, September 25, 2007. 9 pages. Also available from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Website: http://www.uspto.gov.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Vladimir Prodanov was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for adjusting the frequency tuning range of an oscillator circuit. The oscillator circuit is comprised of at least two MOS devices; a first reactance connecting a drain electrode of a first MOS device to a gate electrode of a second MOS device and a second reactance connecting a drain electrode of the second MOS device to a gate electrode of the first MOS device; and a tank circuit connected to the source and drain electrodes. The first and second reactance may comprises a capacitor or a diode or a combination thereof. In addition, one or more resistors may optionally be connected between a gate electrode of at least one of the MOS device and a power source.
Electrical and Computer Engineering