Synchronization Phenomena in RC Oscillators Coupled by One Resistor

Seiichiro MORO  Yoshifumi NISHIO  Shinsaku MORI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E78-A   No.10   pp.1435-1439
Publication Date: 1995/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Neural Networks
Keyword: 
coupled oscillators,  Wien-bridge oscillator,  phase states,  VLSI implementation,  

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Summary: 
In this study, we propose a system of N Wien-bridge oscillators with the same natural frequency coupled by one resistor, and investigate synchronization phenomena in the proposed system. Because the structure of the system is different from that of LC oscillators systems proposed in our previous works, this system cannot exhibit N-phase oscillations but 3-phase and in-phase oscillations. Also in this system, we can get an extremely large number of steady phase states by changing the initial states. In particular, when N is not so large, we can get more phase states in this system than that of the LC oscillators systems. Because this system does not include any inductors and is strong against phase error this system is much more suitable for applications on VLSI compared with coupled system of van der Pol type LC oscillators.