problem creating noise source

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mpradhan, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. mpradhan

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    Hi I am trying to create or produce noise in my circuit which deals with the design of a lock in detection system. I have already tried using a zener diode in reverse biase mode but did not get any results. Is there any other way of producing noise ? Thanks
     
  2. Wendy

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    What was the circuit diagram, and what is the low and high frequency cutoffs?

    I've always heard you need a lot of gain after a low level noise source, so I have to ask what kind of amplification you used.
     
  3. KL7AJ

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    It's better to use a dedicated noise diode
    http://www.noisecom.com/products_noise_diodes.asp

    I've usually been able to get a couple of free samples from these guys.


    Eric
     
  4. KL7AJ

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  5. bertus

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    Hello,

    What is the frequency range of the noise ?
    Is it in audio range or do you need RF noise ?
    Do you need "pink" or "white" noise ?

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
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