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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

FM modulator

The FM modulator circuit (frequency modulation) is built with a Motorola MC1648P oscillator. Two varactors, Motorola MV-209 are used to frequency modulate the oscillator. The 5000 Ω potentiometer is used to bias the varactors for the best linearity. The output frequency of approximately 100 MHz can be adjusted by changing the value of the inductor. The output frequency can vary as much 10 MHz on each side. The output level of the modulator is -5 dBm. In this fm modulator prototype the varactor bias was 7.5V for the best linearity but this could be different with other varactors.