# Is there a circuit where output signal is high ONLY when at a specified input voltage?

Is there a circuit where the output is high (or on) when the input voltage is at a specific voltage range? For example, if the input voltage is 4.5 V or lower than the circuit output is low (or off). And if the input voltage is 5.5 V or higher than the circuit output is low (or off). However, if the input voltage is between 4.5 V and 5.5 V then the circuit output is high (or on). I've tried various ways using Zener diodes and transistors but keep running into dead ends. Any help is appreciated.

• google window comparitor. Apr 11, 2017 at 21:41
• Try a couple of analog open collector output comparators with their outputs tied together. perhaps an lm393 Apr 11, 2017 at 21:43

In the event that the comparator supply voltage $V_\text{S}$ is less than your input thresholds you can divide down your the thresholds and your signal to less than $V_\text{S}$. For example, if you have $V_\text{S} = 2\text{ V}$ then you can divide your 4.5 V and 5.5 V thresholds by, say, 4 -- that would give you thresholds of 1.125 V and 1.375 V.