oscillator drift meaning

  "oscillator drift" in a sentence
  • [Electronics]
    A usually gradual change in frequency of an oscillator caused by such factors as warmup time, voltage variations, capacitance change, inductance change, or change in transistor characteristics.


  1. An example is Yaesu's FRG-7 communications receiver, which uses the system to remove local oscillator drift.
  2. In a traditional superheterodyne radio receiver, most oscillator drift and instability occurs in the first frequency converter stage, because it is tunable and operating at a high frequency.

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