LC Resonator

is there any difference between using 2,3 or 4 element LC resonator? Does one of them has better Q for example?


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If you like, but you have to be careful as to how you define your "Q"'s here. You can take several resonators with low "unloaded Q's" (just the ratio of their impedance to their loss if you model the loss as a series element) and end up with a circuit that has an overall greater Q (sometimes called "loaded Q"). This happens because what multiple resonators are typically used for is to provide steeper skirts (transition bands) on a filter's response, and while there's no "magic" going on (using lots of cruddy, low Q resonators results in a filter that has lots of loss overall!), by virtue of the value Q is being defined in such a case (the center frequency divided by the -3dB bandwidth) you can end up with a higher Q than the original unloaded Q's.

In general, more resonators give you more degrees of freedom to play with the shape of a filter's response. This is typically used to provide greater selectivity, but can also be used to counteract having to work with low Q resonators, building "fancy" filters that, besides, say, some "standard" shape such as Butterworth or Chebyshev, have an additional transmission zero or two dropped in at some additional frequency, etc.

---Joel Kolstad

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Do you mean for a filter or an oscillator? I investigated the use of a toko ? or was it murata 400MHz two section helical filter as a resonator for a narrow band (10MHz) VCO. There did seem to be advantages. The filter cores could be adjusted to give linear freq/voltage .In response to voltage on an external varicap . Loss was low over the frequency range and measured ssb noise was state of the art 20 years ago

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