Firstly, I understand the ratio between Rf and R3 determines the negative feedback loop gain set to 3, or just above, at a ratio of 2:1. But there are lots of combinations of resistances which would give that ratio, so what effect would say using a 1 OHM : 2 OHM resistance be compared to 10 OHM : 20 OHM? And the same question about the capacitor resistor combinations in the lead lag circuit.
Second, how do the values of Rf and R3 get selected when there is a JFET paired with R2? I figured that to get a gain of 3 after the gate voltage comes up then I would add the Rds(on) of the JFET to R3 and count them as one, so then when the JFET is off, there would be no resistance through it and the gain would be higher than 3, allowing oscillations to start. Is this correct? Any particular ratio between the JFET Rds(on) and R3, does one dominate, equal or does not matter?
Third, the negative peak detector which drives the gate of the JFET charges a capacitor, which has a resistor in parallel. What is that resistor R4 doing and how is its value determined? How is the capacitors value determined?
Lastly, what determines the output voltage? Say, I need a 0.1 v output to feed a BJT amp, what values would I need to change and how would I calculate them? I figured the output would be determined by the maximum peak to peak printed on the datasheet, but how would I bring this down?
Thanks for any replies