Patent Number: 6,297,708

Title: Temperature compensated high performance oscillator

Abstract: The oscillator of the present invention generally comprises a resonating device that is directly coupled to ground and a circuit portion. The circuit portion is operably coupled to the resonating device and includes a first transistor and a second transistor. The first transistor provides DC feedback to the second transistor and enables a temperature independent bias current through said second transistor.

Inventors: Lemay; Normand T. (Minneapolis, MN)

Assignee: Itron, Inc.

International Classification: G01R 21/10 (20060101); G01R 21/00 (20060101); H03L 1/02 (20060101); H03F 1/34 (20060101); H03G 3/00 (20060101); H03L 7/18 (20060101); H03L 7/16 (20060101); H03L 1/00 (20060101); H03B 5/00 (20060101); H03B 5/04 (20060101); H03B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018