Resonance Circuits

Resonance in AC circuits implies a special frequency determined by the values of the resistance , capacitance , and inductance . For series resonance the condition of resonance is straightforward and it is characterized by minimum impedance and zero phase. Parallel resonance , which is more common in electronic practice, requires a more careful definition.This is an active graphic. Click on either for more detail.

Series Resonance

The resonance of a series RLC circuit occurs when the inductive and capacitive reactances are equal in magnitude but cancel each other because they are 180 degrees apart in phase. The sharp

inductive reactance against frequencycapacitive reactance against frequencyseries resonance frequency

minimum in impedance which occurs is useful in tuning applications. The sharpness of the minimum depends on the value of R and is characterized by the “Q” of the circuit.

series RLC circuit at resonance

Since the current flowing through a series resonance circuit is the product of voltage divided by impedance, at resonance the impedance, Z is at its minimum value, ( =R ). Therefore, the circuit current at this frequency will be at its maximum value of V/R as shown below.

series RLC circuit current at resonance

As a series resonance circuit only functions on resonant frequency, this type of circuit is also known as an Acceptor Circuit because at resonance, the impedance of the circuit is at its minimum so easily accepts the current whose frequency is equal to its resonant frequency.
Phase Angle of a Series Resonance Circuit

Phase angle at resonance

Parallel Resonance

parallel resonance circuit

Let us define what we already know about parallel RLC circuits.

parallel rlc circuit

The resonance of a parallel RLC circuit is a bit more involved than the series resonance. The resonant frequency can be defined in three different ways, which converge on the same expression as the series resonant frequency if the resistance of the circuit is small.

parallel resonant circuit stores the circuit energy in the magnetic field of the inductor and the electric field of the capacitor. This energy is constantly being transferred back and forth between the inductor and the capacitor which results in zero current and energy being drawn from the supply.

This is because the corresponding instantaneous values of IL and IC will always be equal and opposite and therefore the current drawn from the supply is the vector addition of these two currents and the current flowing in IR.

parallel circuit admittanceparallel resonance equation

Also at resonance the parallel LC tank circuit acts like an open circuit with the circuit current being determined by the resistor, R only. So the total impedance of a parallel resonance circuit at resonance becomes just the value of the resistance in the circuit and  Z = R as shown.

parallel resonance

Z=(Xc*Xl)/(Xl-Xc) = infinity when Xl=Xc so it is kind of open

parallel rlc currents at resonanceparallel resonance circuit impedance

resonances circuits

the wave is appear once switch is open
close switch at the point to feed LC tank
Armstrong resonant circuit
colpitts resonant circuit
hartley resonant circuit
colpetts with crystal
hartley with crystal
pierce crystal resonant circuit

Inductive Proximity Sensor

inductive proximity sensor can detect metal targets approaching the sensor, without physical contact with the target. Inductive Proximity Sensors are roughly classified into the following three types according to the operating principle: the high-frequency oscillation type using electromagnetic induction, the magnetic type using a magnet, and the capacitance type using the change in capacitance.

General sensor

General sensor

A high-frequency magnetic field is generated by coil L in the oscillation circuit. When a target approaches the magnetic field, an induction current (eddy current) flows in the target due to electromagnetic induction. As the target approaches the sensor, the induction current flow increases, which causes the load on the oscillation circuit to increase. Then, oscillation attenuates or stops. The sensor detects this change in the oscillation status with the amplitude detecting circuit, and outputs a detection signal.

General sensor

Nonferrousmetal type

The nonferrous-metal type is included in the high-frequency oscillation type. The nonferrous-metal type incorporates an oscillation circuit in which energy loss caused by the induction current flowing in the target affects the change of the oscillation frequency. When a nonferrous-metal target such as aluminum or copper approaches the sensor, the oscillation frequency increases. On the other hand, when a ferrous-metal target such as iron approaches the sensor, the oscillation frequency decreases. When the oscillation frequency becomes higher than the reference frequency, the sensor outputs a detection signal.

Nonferrousmetal type

Magnetic objects and non-magnetic objects Remember that magnetic objects are easily attracted by a magnet, whereas non-magnetic objects are not.

Detecting distance of general-purpose modelDetecting distance of
general-purpose model
Detecting distance of aluminum detection modelDetecting distance of
aluminum detection model
Typical metalIron – SUS304* – Aluminum/copper