# Wein bridge oscillator

Aim: To study and calculate frequency of oscillations of Wein Bridge Oscillator and compare it with theoretical value.

APPARATUS:

TINA SOFTWARE

PC

CIRCUIT DIAGRAM:

Circuit highlighting the Bridge formation.

THEORY:

The Wein Bridge oscillator is a standard circuit for generating low frequencies in the range of 10 Hz to 1MHz.The method used for getting +ve feedback in Wein Bridge oscillator is to use two stages of an RC-coupled amplifier. Since one stage of the RC-coupled amplifier introduces a phase shift of 180 deg, two stages will introduces a phase shift of 360 deg. At the frequency of oscillations f the +ve feedback network shown in fig makes the input & output in the phase. The formula for frequency of oscillations is given as

f =1/2pvR1C1R2C2

If R1C1 = R2.C2 = RC, then f = 1/2 p RC

In the above circuit, f=1/2pv R4C2R7C1

PROCEDURE:

1. Start Tina. A blank circuit window will appear on the screen along with a component tool bar.
2. Using component tool bar place all the components on the circuit window and wire the circuit.
3. By making adjustments in the Potentiometer connected in the +ve feedback loop, try to obtain a stable sine wave.
4. Measure the time period of the waveform obtained on CRO and calculate the Frequency of oscillations.
5. Repeat the procedure for different values of capacitance.

OBSERVATION:

Given R=10kO, C=0.01µF

fT = 1/ 2(pi)RC

fP = 1/T

Amplitude,V0 =

MODEL WAVE FORMS:

RESULT:

The frequency of oscillations of the Wein Bridge oscillator is calculated and is verified.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Students are able to Design and analyze Wein Bridge oscillator.

VIVA QUESTIONS:

1.Give the formula for frequency of oscillations in Wein Bridge Oscillator circuit?

Ans:

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Ans:

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Mar 13, 2020
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