# Infographics: Different Types of Oscillators Circuits

The oscillator is an electronic circuit used to make a respective electronic signal usually the sine wave & the square wave. It is very significant in other kinds of the electronic gear like quartz which used as a quartz oscillator. The AM (amplitude modulation) radio transmitters use the oscillation to produce the carrier waveform. The AM (amplitude modulation) radio receiver uses a different oscillator it is termed as a resonator used to tune a station. The applications of the oscillators include in the computers, in the gun and also metal detectors. This infographic discusses different types of oscillators circuits.

## What is Meant by Oscillator?

The oscillator is a mechanical or electronic device and the * working principle of the oscillator* is, the periodic change between the two things is depends on the changes in the energy. The oscillations are used in the radios, watches, metal detectors and in many other devices.

The oscillator converts the DC (direct current) from the power supply to an AC (alternating current), used in many of the electronic devices. The signal used in the oscillator is a sine wave & the square wave. The best examples of an oscillator are, the signals are broadcasted by the television transmitter and radio, CLKs which are used in the computers and also in the video games.

### Different types of Oscillators

There are two kinds of electronic oscillators are available, namely **linear oscillator and nonlinear oscillator**. The linear oscillator gives the sinusoidal whereas nonlinear oscillator gives nonsinusoidal or complex waveforms like square, sawtooth, trapezoidal, and rectangular. The different types of oscillators are; Crystal Oscillator, Armstrong Oscillator, Hartley oscillator, Cross-Coupled Oscillator, Colpitts Oscillators, Dynatron Oscillator, RC Phase Shift Oscillator, Meissner Oscillator, Optoelectronic Oscillator, Phase Shift Oscillator, Wein Bridge Oscillator, Robinson Oscillator, Tri-Tet Osci

**Clapp oscillator**

The Clapp oscillator is one of several sorts of LC electronic oscillator constructed from a transistor and a positive feedback network, using the blend of inductance with a capacitor for frequency determination.

**Hartley Oscillator**

The Hartley oscillator is an electronic oscillator in which the frequency of this oscillation is determined by the tuned circuit comprising of inductors and capacitors.

**Colpitts Oscillator**

This oscillator is a combination of both inductors and capacitors, used to generate an oscillation at a certain frequency.

**LC Oscillator**

LC oscillator is a kind of oscillator where an LC tank circuit is used to give the required positive feedback for supporting the oscillations.

**Armstrong Oscillator**

The Armstrong oscillator is an LC electronic oscillator circuit that uses an inductor and a capacitor to generate oscillation.

**RC Oscillator**

This oscillator is a combination of both resistors and capacitors like an RC filter type to produce sine waves, but it is more difficult to generate a pure sine wave shape using a resistor and capacitor.

**Wein Bridge Oscillator**

Wien-Bridge Oscillator is a type of phase-shift oscillator that generates sine waves. It is comprised of four arms connected in a bridge fashion.

**Crystal Oscillator**

An electronic circuit that is used to generate an electrical signal of precise frequency by utilizing the vibrating crystal’s mechanical resonance made of piezoelectric material.