- In a color TV receiver, a crystal oscillator which generates the chrominance-subcarrier frequency, which is set at 3.579545 MHz. This signal is used for comparison to the signal of the same frequency sent by the transmitter. Also called chroma oscillator, color subcarrier oscillator, or chrominance-subcarrier oscillator.
- synonym chroma oscillator
- synonym chrominance-subcarrier oscillator
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