Abstract

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.

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Number of Pages

9

Publisher statement

Also available from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Website: http://www.uspto.gov.

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