I need a 1KHz 20mVp-p sine wave oscillator?

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samy555

Joined May 24, 2010
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Hello
I searched in Google and found many circuits but no one of them worked properly especially when the output is lowered to 20mVp-p. I have an oscilloscope of 50 MHz BW. I need that circuit to be used as a function generator to examine some low frequency preamplifiers. I have built many circuits but they all had a defect So I hope that one of the members may provide me a proven circuit.
Thank you
 

MikeML

Joined Oct 2, 2009
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Post #2 in this thread. Connect a Pot to V(d), and take the output from the wiper. Alternatively, make a fixed two-resistor voltage divider that drops the natural output voltage of any sine oscillator (which will approach a peak-to-peak voltage just less than the dc supply voltage) to 20mV, and buffer it with another opamp, if buffering is needed.

Design equations are Fig 9 in this TI app note
 
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PeterCoxSmith

Joined Feb 23, 2015
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you could set the frequency with a square wave signal, apply a filter to produce a sine wave, and use an amplifier to set the amplitude. With such a small signal choose a low noise op amp.
 

KMoffett

Joined Dec 19, 2007
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Hello
I searched in Google and found many circuits but no one of them worked properly especially when the output is lowered to 20mVp-p. I have an oscilloscope of 50 MHz BW. I need that circuit to be used as a function generator to examine some low frequency preamplifiers. I have built many circuits but they all had a defect So I hope that one of the members may provide me a proven circuit.
Thank you
What is it about them that is 'not working properly'? Can you show links to the ones you've tried?

Ken
 

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samy555

Joined May 24, 2010
116
Post #2 in this thread. Connect a Pot to V(d), and take the output from the wiper. Alternatively, make a fixed two-resistor voltage divider that drops the natural output voltage of any sine oscillator (which will approach a peak-to-peak voltage just less than the dc supply voltage) to 20mV, and buffer it with another opamp, if buffering is needed.

Design equations are Fig 9 in this TI app note
Thank you Mike
Can I use LM339 quad comparator?
 

Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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How pure does this signal need to be? If not very exact the project is ridiculously easy, if you need a pure sine wave then it is just easy.
 

ramancini8

Joined Jul 18, 2012
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Build any oscillator mentioned in TI paper; then filter the output heavily, and you will obtain a pretty pure sine wave. The amplitude depends on many things, but it can be divided down with a couple of resistors to obtain your desired amplitude. Use AGC to obtain a fixed amplitude (remember that the AGC BW must be much greater than the signal frequency.
 

ScottWang

Joined Aug 23, 2012
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You may try LF356 or LF357 to do the job:
Sinewave Vin → VR(Pot) Voltage divider → LF356 inverter amplifier with negative gain
Sinewave Vin → Fixed Resistor Voltage Divider → LF356 inverter amplifier with negative gain
If you could choose a good value for the voltage divider then maybe the negative gain is no need.
 

KMoffett

Joined Dec 19, 2007
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Again Samy "What is it about them that is 'not working properly'? Can you show links to the ones you've tried?"

Ken
 

Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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The inexpensive LM324 would be perfect I suspect. Less than a quarter from many sources, will operate at 3VDC.
 

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samy555

Joined May 24, 2010
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Again Samy "What is it about them that is 'not working properly'? Can you show links to the ones you've tried?"

Ken
I've downloaded these circuits then printed on paper
I do not recall the links
Just remember that the last circuit was from the site "handy dandy"
I finally decided to buy a function generator next month
thank you all
 
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