Today we explore the use of oscillator synthesis software (Genesys) for practical crystal oscillator design, and the impact of the Randall-Hock correction formula on linear open loop analysis accuracy.

References and additional reading:

Description | Reference |
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Oscillator synthesis/simulation software | Genesys, Keysight Technologies |

Randall and Hock’s IEEE paper (no paywall) | General oscillator characterization using linear open-loop S-parameters, Mitch Randall, Terry Hock |

Application of the Randall-Hock correction formula in oscillator synthesis | Discrete Oscillator Design, Chapter 1.2.1.5, Randall W. Rhea |

Randall Rhea’s oscillator design webinar | Discrete Oscillator Design Tools and Techniques, Randall W. Rhea, presented by Keysight Technologies |

Effects of S11 and S22 on oscillator loop gain | Practical RF Circuit Design for Modern Wireless Systems, Vol. 2, Chapter 6.2, Rowan Gilmore, Les Besser |

Evaluating and optimizing oscillator performance using Genesys simulation | Improving the Vackar Oscillator, QRP Quarterly, Volume 56 Number 1, January 2015, p.20, David White (WN5Y) |