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

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Pipeline Processor Calculation

My assignment deals with calculations of pipelined CPU and single cycle CPU clock rates. The following data is given, about the time each operation takes to execute: ...
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Interpreting Crystal Deviations

I am investigating the accuracy of a crystal mounted on a MCU. The API provided by the MCU manufacturer has a TimeGet48 function that returns a 48-bit number ...
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Clock Ringing/Noise

I'm trying to make a simple 32.768kHz clock circuit. On the datasheet for a crystal that I found, it included the following circuit: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using ...
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Clock / timer activated 2 second voltage timer for wiper motor project

Ok, I need a 12 volt voltage timer using clock or timer for a wiper motor. I am working on a project in my garage. Simply put, I am wanting to use a wiper motor that will open and close a spring held ...
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counter that MSB toggles every 2 seconds [duplicate]

I want a counter that the Most significant bit toggles every 2 seconds, and gets values 0 and 1.So for example it will have 0 for 2 seconds and after 1 for another 2 seconds etc.. I need it like that ...
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Atmega32 can't verify after setting correct fuses for external crystal. HELP

I am having trouble with some Atmega32A's purchased off from eBay. The MCU's does not seem to be fake as they are functioning properly. I am experiencig the following problem: I want to use external ...
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How do IC's know when there is a downward or upward transition of a clock pulse?

Title pretty much says it all. But how do most IC's, micro-controllers, etc. know when a clock cycle starts a downward or upward transition from the clock source?
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CPU and clock rate

As I understand it, CPUs generate electrical pulses using a quartz crystal. The rate the pulses are generated (taking into account various multipliers) give the processing speed which all components ...
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Do I need to reset a DDR's DLL when I change clock frequencies?

I have a system that boots at one frequency and then the main PLL is reloaded to continue boot at a higher frequency. When this is done, the DDR is put in to self refresh. After the main PLL locks, ...
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How to convert square output of Si5351 to sawtooth when working at 28.8 MHz

I'm going to build a clock generator around the Si5351A chip. The configured output frequency will be 28.8 MHz. The output of the chip can only be a square wave. I've seen some schematics on the web ...
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Genlock two OV5642 camera modules on Arduino with ArduCam

I need to shoot stereo video or stills at about 10 FPS possibly in perfect sync. My plan is to set up a 3D stereo rig (2 standalone units - each consisting of Arduino UNO + ArduCam shield + OV5642 ...
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Controlling the frequency of oscillation of SI530 VCXO

I am thinking of using the SI530 VCXO as a means to generate clock signal at frequency of 1.4 GHz. But in the datasheet I do not pin which controls the frequency of oscillation. Can someone help! ...
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Frequency locked loop for input jitter rejection

I have an application where I want to multiply from a xtal oscillator at 32KHz to a system clock of 40MHz. A standard PLL isn't going to do the job, because the 32KHz jitter is measured in ns. Since ...
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Which Clock Would Run Faster [closed]

I have two identical clocks: one is plugged into 120 VAC @ 60 Hz. The other is running on a 12 volt battery. Which would run faster, and more importantly, WHY? Based on my understanding of a quartz ...
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How to calculate the oscillator capacitor value for a switched capacitor (MAX7405)?

I would like to use an 8-order LPF switched capacitor: MAX7405 datasheet The cut-off frequency can be set by simply connecting an external oscillator capacitor, Cosc. I would like to design a 50Hz ...
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Exact (accurate) and cheapest Second Signal Generator circuit

Sorry, this is my first question. I want to create a watch (clock) with needles, but I want to create a circuit to generate the second signal (not labview, not software). I need to know the IC's ...
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Is 'IF' statement necessary for the clock process?

I'm used to writing the following process that will react on the rising edge of the CLK (script 1): ...
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MPU accessing busy memory

I didn't know whether to place this question here or on stackoverflow, but I finally decided to post it here. I want to build a simple system that would be able to work with basic peripherals (UART, ...
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How can we find the clock frequency (SCK) set by master from slave in SPI

How can we (in software, no probing using CRO) know what clock frequency the Master applies from slave (assuming I have no prior information of this). In general I program the Div_Reg register and I ...
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Anyone have specific examples of how IEEE 1588 is most commonly used in industry?

I've run into the concept of IEEE 1588 synchronization over Ethernet several times, and am curious what its most common uses are and the details of why it is required. For example, I read that cell ...
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Improper functioning of Timer1 in pic18

I'm using pic18f controller and i am supposed to get a delay of 1 sec.I'm using an external crystal of 16mhz and this is the configuration bits that i have used in it.I have configured the timer1 and ...
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Parallel Write On External Clock on STM32

I am using 8 GPIO pins on an STM32F407 for a parallel write to an external device (FT232H). The parallel write is synchronous, ie. I have to synchronize my data to a clock provided. According to the ...
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For two clocked components in series, how do you ensure that the output of the first is captured by the second?

I'm working through the open Nand to Tetris course offered by Nissan and Schoken. I've just finished chapter 5, where we construct a 16-bit computer using a hardware description language and an ...
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What is the jitter of an asynchronous FIFO?

I have an asynchronous FIFO (in a Stratix V FPGA) with two asynchronous read and write clocks of the same frequency of 100 MHz. As I understand, asynchronous FIFOs have a two-register ...
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How to design a two-stage synchronizer with a clock divider in Verilog?

I have a very fast clock called CLOCK_50 which I would like to slow down through the use of a clock divider. The output is ...
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Why does `RCC_GetClocksFreq` return different results than I expect?

I have a STM32F427 MCU with a 8MHz HSE crystal. I am setting up the clock as follows: ...
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What is a ripple clock?

I am reading Chapter 12. Recommended Design Practices from the Quartus II Handbook Version 13.1 Volume 1: Design and Synthesis which states (p. 8): Ripple counters use cascaded registers, in which ...
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STM32 Timer Internal Clock Source

As I understand, the internal timer clock source on the STM32(F4) microcontrollers can be either APB1 or APB2. However, I can't find which timers get which clock. I already found ST AN4013, which ...
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Testing camera framerate variability by filming clock time

I would like to test the framerate variation from nominal value in a range of consumer video cameras. For this I intend to film some sort of high frequency clock and compare the displayed clock time ...
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does PIC16F628A has internal clock?

I'm reading tutorials about PIC16F628A, I found that in all project they use a Crystal Oscillator, is it means that the PIC doesn't any internal clock and it cant run without an external Crystal ...
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Setting up data prior to a rising edge - what's best practice?

I'm a newbie, playing around with a very simple single port block RAM (on an FPGA actually). Its 'read'-timing is standard stuff - i) An address on the RAM input gets latched on a first rising clock ...
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State switches in FSM

I have a simple board with 6 buttons, consisting of 3 columns and 2 rows I would like to detect the pressed button. My code below works with this fsm: ...
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Proper oscillator for CPLD

I plan to use KC5032A40 as a clock source for CoolRunnerXPLA3 256. I power it with 3.3V and interface it as suggested: I perform the measurement at the Test Point and do not add any CL capacitance, ...
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using the clock of FPGA in system generator

I have designed a circuit in system generator. I am using a FIFO at the output. I want to connect the we pin of FIFO to the clock of FPGA, but I do not know how should I do it in System Generator. In ...
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Best way to provide clock signals for a low input voltage charge pump

I would like to use a charge pump to step up a 1.5V AAA battery to >7V. The charge pump itself is already constructed and works fine when I test it with a 5V input. At this point I'm providing the ...
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Input pins in top module unconnected

I have a problem connecting different modules in a top module. I want to do a very simple PWM using a counter and a comparator. Counter: ...
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Usage of Next state and Clock Divider?

I have a clock divider and state machine like this: ...
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Signal Generation with duration in VHDL?

Im writing a signal generator in VHDL and I would like to set the duration of the signal generated to 75ms, it is an out signal and my clock is 100 MHz, I would be glad if you can help!
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Crystal Oscillator design with no data sheet

I am a newbie to circuit design and I need a 50MHz clock. I went to a local electronics store and got a 2-pin radial Quartz crystal. I do not have a data sheet for this. The only markings for the part ...
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Analyzing clock oscillator using timing diagram

In a recent examination a friend of mine was asked to analyze and find the frequency of oscillation of a clock oscillator using timing diagram as shown below: Can someone give me directions as how ...
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What are the functions of the ULN2003A and HCF4094 within this circuit?

We are building a wordclock and want to know what the following components do within the circuit: ULN2003A driver IC HCF4094 shift register This is the schematic:
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Enable clock for a state machine?

I have 100Mhz system clock and I would like to have a 200Hz Enable signal for enabling the state machine. I need a clock divider for this process and thought about this : ...
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What components are needed for a 20MHz square wave clock?

I would like to create a 20Mhz clock that generates a square wave for the home-brew Z80 computer I' making. I already have several 20MHz crystal oscillators but am at a loss when it comes to circuit ...
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Looking for 10GHz range clock generator

A bit of background: I'm doing some research with Doppler cooling and I need to design a new electronics package to tune a set of lasers to stimulate various two photon transitions. At the moment, ...
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defining base frequency, multiplier and divisor for dynamic clock manager

I am using a Spartan 6 xilinx FPGA, I managed to get it all working, changing the multiplier and divisor parameters at runtime. DCM_CLKGEN I use. My real oscillator is 66.6 MHz, but with PLL_BASE, I ...
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giving a lower clock rate to circuit in system generator [closed]

I want to give a lower clock rate to my circuit in System Generator. Can any one help me in this manner?
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Reconstructing Clock for Serial Signal

Suppose that I have a serial signal (example below), which is transmitted without an accompanying clock signal, I would like find a circuit (using discrete components / ICs, possibly an FPGA, but not ...
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Counting PIC18F46K20 internal clock edges using MPLAB C18?

I am trying to create a countdown timer using the PIC18F46K20 and display the time on the OLED. I have set up TIMER0 to create a delay of 1 second ( T0CON = 0b00000001 ) so the variabe intCLKsecs ...
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Quartus II Memory Read Clock Problem

I used LPM_RAM to store data and made read and write operations. But it seems like placing the data to wrong addresses. Here is screenshots; Wave Result; Memory Block;
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Do I need to use a programmable oscillator?

I can produce pwm signals with my mcu and I am intended to use this signal to feed another MCU's external clock input. But my output pwm signal voltage is 5V and I need peak to peak 2.5V signal and it ...