What is a Colpitts oscillator?

A Colpitts oscillator is the electrical dual of a Hartley oscillator. The Hartley oscillator is an LC electronic oscillator that derives its feedback from a tapped coil in parallel with a capacitor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colpitts_oscillator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartley_oscillator ~MECHASUN~ A Colpitts oscillator is the electrical dual of a Hartley oscillator. The Hartley oscillator is an LC electronic oscillator that derives its feedback from a tapped coil in parallel with a capacitor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colpitts_oscillator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartley_oscillator ~MECHASUN~