When designing tracking tuned circuits (like the RF preselection and oscillator circuits in a receiver), the frequency difference between the two circuits must remain constant. Generally, this design requirement is difficult to achieve. LC calculator is a software tool that calculates optimal solutions for the tuned circuits, such that:
- The oscillator circuit shows a linear dependency between the variable capacitor's shaft angle and the resulting frequency.
- The frequency error between the oscillator and the tracking circuit is as small as possible.
The software tool has built-in guidelines for using it. A zip-file containing the LC calculator software can be downloaded from my 'Software' page.