Definition of oscillator
1 : one that oscillates
2 : a device for producing alternating current; especially : a radio-frequency or audio-frequency generator
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Unfortunately, IBM had to build 160 ring oscillators to get the 55 functional ones.
No child with CF had successfully come off an oscillator, doctors told her parents.
His father retired as a research and development engineer at Vectron International, an electronic oscillator company, in Norwalk, Conn.
That activity is sent to a computer via an Arduino where a voltage control oscillator will turn the energies into audible oscillations.
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