A digital signal that goes high and low at a specific frequency.

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Can Two Or More ATTinys Share One External Crystal? [duplicate]

I've got two I2C Slave ATTiny85 chips both running at 16MHz with external crystals. Can they both share a single crystal with the 22pf caps? Is there anything wrong with this? I don't have any free ...
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What generates the clock signal in a fast CPU and how does it work?

Often, for integrated circuits, a quartz crystal is used to generate the clock signal. However, this only reaches speeds in MHz. What component, or what circuit, generates signals up to 5 GHz ...
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How can you design a frequency divider circuit?

I have been trying to design a frequency multiplier circuit which can translate frequencies from Mhz range to a few Ghz range using PLL. But I am not able to figure out how to create the frequency ...
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Clock Generation in modelsim

I am trying to verify a block I created using Modelsim but am having a little trouble with the clock generation. I would like the testbench to produce a 5ns (200MHz) clock using the code below... ...
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Arduino VFD Tube clock with use of a FE-5680A?

Too be exact, I'll be building a 10 VFD Tube clock that will have HH:MM:SS:MS the last 4 tubes will be the Milliseconds, and using normal mean's with the arduino internal crystal probably wont be good ...
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Versatile input termination / translation for reference clock?

I've got a microcontroller I want to clock from an external 10 MHz reference. I'd like the reference input to be as versatile as possible. At the moment, my reference is an LVCMOS square wave, but ...
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Transformerless Realtime Clock Issue

I have an issue with designing a Real Time Clock by using Transformerless power supply. I don't use RTC IC but I use Microchip PIC instead and 32kHz clock. I use battery of 3.3V for backup supply. ...
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Crossing a single-cycle spike signal from a fast clock domain to a slower one

I have a 1-bit signal coming from a part of my circuit that is running on a 40 MHz clock. The signal is mostly 0, except it is 1 for a single 40 MHz-cycle every ~million cycles. Another part of my ...
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Customized Digital Clock(two power sources)

I am quite newbie in electronics. Recently I bought a Digital Alarm clock and tried to customize it by adding DC motor wheels . Idea is to set an alarm , when its alarm time apart from sound it should ...
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Why am I unable to use a pin marked as GCLK in the datasheet as a clock resource, when an identically-marked pin works, on a Spartan-3E?

I am trying to create a sequential circuit on a development board with a Xilinx Spartan3E XC3S500E in an FT256 package. The board has a 50MHz crystal oscillator connected to pin B8, which is marked as ...
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Calculate jitter of oscillator from PPM

I found oscillators with from 10ppm up to 50ppm and more, but how I can calulate maximum jitter of this oscillators? With an online calculator I've found with 40Mhz and 50ppm this value: 2.500e-12s ...
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Strange outputs in Zedboard (sometimes)

I made a block in Vivado HLS to normalize some 512x512 pixel maps. These maps are read from the SD card into memory (and they are read correctly,I've confirmed) and then they are passed to my Vivado ...
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Change PL clock

I'm designing my project in Vivado and I had a WNS (Worst negative Slack) of -2.67 ns (my PL clock was 200Mhz). I had some problems when running my design since the results where good sometimes and ...
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How to trigger at both edges in VHDL?

In Verilog if we use always@(clock) we can trigger a module at both rising edge and falling edge. Is there any method to do the same in VHDL.
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Timer PIC16 not working.. is it my code?

I'm new here as an OP, but I have been visiting this site for years. This time, just looking at other problems hasn't helped me. Hence, I sign up and just ask! I'm creating a countdown timer with 30 ...
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Debounce Functional Clock on AM335

What is the purpose of Debounce Functional clock on AM335x processor? In the technical reference they say: "The de-bounce clock is used for the de-bouncing cells". What cells? I am little confused ...
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Shift registers, understanding parallel-in serial-out

I have the 74hc597 parallel-in serial-out (PISO) shift register. The datasheet can be found here. I have a general idea about how serial-in shift registers (SIPO) work, but I'm having trouble ...
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Why do Microcontrollers need a Clock

Why do instructions need to be processed at set time intervals (i.e. with the use of a clock)? Can't they be executed sequentially - immediately after the previous instruction has completed? An ...
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How do devices with different external clock communicate between each other on a motherboard?

I don't have any pratical knowledge about eletronic circuit. Actually I am a high level software programer and I've just begin to learning about computer hardware and eletronics. Basically, I ...
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Design timing Summary - Xilinx

(Working with a Zedboard) I made a design in Vivado HLS, selecting a period of 200Mhz. In the synthesis report I can see that the estimated clock is 5.24ns with an uncertainty of 0.63. I decided to ...
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Current sinking capability of HV507PG

I am new to this forum, heard you guys are great and helpful. I have been designing a nixie clock recently for my girlfriend's birthday. The tubes run at 170v and have a current rating of 2.5mA. I ...
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NOP- clock cycles [closed]

In general, how we calculate number of clock cycles in one NOP.?? I need to implement delays in my code. Just wanted to implement delays using nop. Please advice.
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Verilog mux using a clock

I'm trying to get a simple piece of logic working: on the positive edge of the clock the output should always be 1, on the negative edge, the output should be the value of a provided input. I've ...
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Divide-by-3 with square output?

I'm thinking of making an 8MHz about-square clock starting from a 24MHz about-square clock. All signals are CMOS with 3.3V(±10%) power. What are my options? I'd like it low-power, cheap and easy to ...
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Eye diagram measurement of a CLK using an Oscilliscope

I'm still a junior engineer and wondering how to perform eye diagram measurement of a CLK using an Oscilliscope? My second question: Is the eye diagrams just using to measure CLKs, or one may also ...
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Generate an 40MHz Clock on an FPGA with 100Mhz clock

I'm trying to generate an 40MHz clock on an 100Mhz FPGA kind of strugle with the Verilog CODE, I rediredted the Clock to a pin to check the 100Mhz: ...
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What does Limit at Min to Max values in datasheet means?

I have doubt while implementing I/O SPI interface for the ADF4158 PLL Synthesizer. I planned to use a simple I/O model to send bytes (using only 3 bits for 3 lines) using RS232 at 115200 BPS. I didn't ...
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Why does the clock stay at high?

I'm very new and I'm trying to do an I2C trace of ADXL345 with Ch1 to SCL and Ch2 to SDA, but the traces look like these: Is the clock not supposed to oscillate continuously? Is it normal for it ...
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8-point FFT on FPGA using verilog

I have implemented 4-point FFT using xilinx software, for 8-point FFT, we have twiddle factors (1+0j) (0.707-0.707j) (0-1j) (-0.707-0.707j). when i give twiddle factor as 0.707 and simulate it in ...
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Variable frequency oscillator

How can I design a Variable frequency oscillator, in the range of 2-40 MHz? It must output a square or pulse wave (0-5V) and the frequency adjustable by a potentiometer. I tried this with a 555, ...
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Poor clock output from Spartan6 FPGA

I am using the LX9 Microboard from AVNET with the Spartan 6 PFPGA. I implement SPI to read from an ADC (ADS7822). I was getting wrong sampled values. When I ched the signals with an oscilloscope, it ...
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what happens to SPI clock in loop-back

I want to use SPI module in loop-back mode. so I wire MOSI to MISO. but how about the clock??. is it wired somewhere?? and how the clock works loop-back mode
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Output clock of the LPC1768?

I am using NXP's LPC1768 development board and I came across the User Manual for this part and page 67/849 section 4.10 descusses the External Clock Output. I couldn't figure out which pin out of the ...
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SR Latch/Racing?

Following truth table resulted from the circuit below. SR(NOR) latch is used. I have tried several times to trace through the circuit to see how truth table values are produced but its not working. ...
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How does increasing core voltage increase the performance of the processor

Platform: Mobile Based on ARM Cortex A7 MP Core Observation: In a legacy code the author tries to increase the default voltage during boot time ...
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Clock distribution for low-jitter audio DAC

I am building a 10-channel audio DAC using 10 ES9018 converters and an ultra low phase noise clock (Pulsar) with femtosecond jitter. What would be the best way to distribute the clock's signal to the ...
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Clock doesn't seem to tick

I have been working on a program for class which acts as a stopwatch, but I've been having troubles where it doesn't work. (Only one digit, the first that would be shown on the four digit display is ...
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Altera Clock + PLL

I am using an Altera devkit from terasic, DE0-CV. I am also new to the FPGA business. How to connect the onboard clock to the FPGA and use it with my design? As the clock is a 50 MHz one, surely I ...
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PIC 16F887 and the mysterious System Clock Select bit (SCS)

I'm using a PIC 16F887 and I'd like to use the internal oscillator HFINTOSC. To accomplish this, I set the IRCF 2:0 bits to 110 (4Mhz prescaler) and the FOSC 2:0 config bits to INTOSC. Now I should ...
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How to multiply base system clock using .xdc constraints in Vivado

This question may be ridiculously rudimentary but I have been going through Xilinx's available guides and videos tearing my hair out... my problem is simply this: I want to use the base 100Mhz clock ...
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It is better to have a negative clock skew?

Is it better to have a negative clock skew? Why? If we compare it with a positive clock skew, which is better?
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How to use an H-clock tree in a pipelined adder

This is for a lab at my university. Normally I don't have a problem with these things, but this one is poorly written and the professor hasn't discussed the H-clock tree, which is where I'm getting ...
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What parts could be labeled XT and be near a Clock of a microcontroller

An ice cube maker stopped working with the symptom that the temperature cycles are getting shorter and shorter. I suspect that the microcontrollers clock is not working properly. I desoldered a part ...
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VHDL - does sequential component need to know whether input comes from clock?

If I have some component that represents a sequential circuit (or sub-circuit), e.g. an SR-latch within a D flip-flop, do I need to know which inputs are clock-based? Often sequential components seem ...
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Clock distribution among multiple cores in an arm based SOC

I have a general doubt of how clock is distributed among cores in ARM based SOC, for example take an ARM Cortex A7 MPCore based SOC the soc i was looking at is based on above core and is a quad core ...
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How to get equal number of clock cycles before ISR on an AVR

While writing a time critical piece of code for an Attiny13, I figured I could use the rising edge of an input as a trigger to read in some self clocking data. However, the number of clock cycles ...
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cmos output buffer currents

In a cmos driver what controls the amount of current it can source or sink? Is it the combined RDS on of the internal FETs? When you try to pull a line low I guess there's voltage stored in the ...
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Can I use an AND gate before a clock input?

Can I use an AND gate with a clock input? For example, in the picture below, I have a positive-edge D flip-flop. I'm using an AND gate with the Select_chip input and the Clock input but I'm not sure ...
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Using two 4-bit registers, AND and OR gates and inverters, what would be a one bit slice of the logic diagram that implements all of the following?

C0: R2 <- 0 (clear R2 synchronously with the clock) C1: R2 <- R2' (complement R2) C2: R2 <- R1 (transfer R1 to R2) The control variables C0, C1, C2, ...