Mini Project Essay
Friday Room 3 Group 7
Wang Ke (A0105276J)
Wu Jianxiao (A0099910W)
During the 6 hands-on individual labs before this mini project, we have learnt the design and implementation of filter and oscillator, together with applied characterization of different components. The objective of Mini-Project was for students to demonstrate their innovative design skills and implement knowledge learnt in lectures to real-life product design. Therefore, we aimed to integrate what we learnt in individual labs into one single product, which is a Voice
Disguiser that can solve practical problems of witness protection.
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2.3.1 Relaxation Oscillator
Figure 4 shows the circuit design of the relaxation oscillator used to produce the square wave. The time period of the output square wave is governed by the equation: T = 2CRln(3), where C = C1 = 1 uF, R = R3 (trimmer). The frequency can be found by f = 1/T, and is thus inversely proportional to the trimmer resistance value. The actual frequency-resistance relationship is shown in Figure 5, which presents the characterization results of the relaxation oscillator. From this characterization, we can see that the higher the resistance, the lower the frequency of oscillator square wave. Therefore, when we can control the frequency of this generated square waveform by adjusting the trimmer resistance. And the square wave is then used as a frequency carrier for the voice signals.
Frequency vs. Resistor Value Graph (Relaxa9on Oscillator)
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Figure 4: Schematic of Oscillator