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Can we trigger a mono-stable multi-vibrator( using 555 IC ) using mono audio signal?

I'm working on a project where, a certain low frequency audio spike should trigger the mono-stable multi-vibrator. If we can trigger a mono-stable multi-vibrator using a mono audio signal, how much is ...
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Simple low power rising and falling edge enabled circuit

I am working on a project where I use an esp8266 and a reed switch sensor (NO), this is powered by a battery so I need a low power circuit that can turn on the esp8266 when the state of the reed ...
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Op-Amp variable pulse generator

I'm having trouble designing a circuit using an Op-Amp (741) to generate pulses. The task given to me is: Design a pulse generator with a duty cycle that is adjustable from 0 to 100% and whose ...
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Why does adding this low pass-filter to a monostable multivibrator prevent triggering?

A 24 VDC sinking sensor is tied to an SSR. The SSR converts the signal from 24 VDC to 5 VDC. The output of the SSR goes directly to input B of a 74121 One-shot. (The diagram has a resistor and ...
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Two questions about astable multivibrators and transformers

Here's something that confuses me: The output on an astable multivibrator will be shown on a multimeter as half the input voltage (for example we have 9V-0V-9V-0V...and the multimeter averages it out ...
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Is this the proper way to create a high voltage (low current) straight DC signal from a 9V battery?

My goal is to create a circuit that will take in a 9V DC battery as input and produce a high steady +1500V DC signal. I don't need high current at all. 1 microamp of current will do. The scheme goes ...
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Astable multivibrator not working

I was wondering if you can help me to know why my circuit is not working. I have tried with different pre-existing circuit values to make sure the circuit was working properly before I put my ...
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Fundamental CMOS astable multivibrator

So i need to perform analysis of simple astable multivibrator circuit shown in the following picture: These Vdd and GND are just the power rails of those CMOS inverters. Now, i need to perform ...
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Astable multivibrator inverter

I'm new to electronics and trying to make an astable multivibrator oscillator. The PSpice simulation doesn't work (it says netlist error when I place a mosfet or a diode) and I get a really low ...
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Pulse width stretching of the 0 pulse with a constant T [closed]

I have a digital output with varying pulse sizes and I want to design an IC to stretch the 0 output for a constant T+ "0" pulse time (as in attached picture). I have tried using a monostable ...
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Pulse width limiter Circuit

I have a mosfet controlling power to a heater. I send pulses (akin to pwm) to tell the mosfet to turn on and send current to the heater. The pulses are coming from a Beagle Bone Black. The process on ...
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Explain how this astable chain(?) circuit works

The circuit below fades on and off a cascading series of leds in an alternating fashion. I tried reproducing it on a breadboard with 5 leds to try to understand it how it works, and got all sorts of ...
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Op-Amp Astable Multivibrator - Effect of bypass Switch

For your consideration, I have this Astable-multivibrator via a classic Op-Amp Schmitt Trigger delivering a square signal (here 1.82Hz). I am fine with the circuit with SW1 open as C2 is basically in ...
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Adding Diodes to Transistor Astable Multivibrator; 1N5818 Schottky diodes work but 1N4148 diodes don't; can't figure out why

I am an avid electronics hobbyist, not an electronics engineer. I built a transistor-based astable multivibrator circuit and then fed its output to an op amp buffer amplifier which then drove an 8 ...
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Why does music synthesizer built from chain of astable multivibrator circuits get “out-of-tune” after a few hours?

I built a prototype keyboard/sound synthesizer using a chain of 13 astable multivibrator circuits whose outputs are connected to an audio amplifier chip (LM386) and speaker, all powered off a 9V DC ...
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BJT Astable Multivibrator - What is the max. oscillation frequency?

What is the max. oscillation frequency of this Astable Multivibrator circuit? Is it directly related to transition frequency of the transistor? I plan on using it with BC547B transistor. The hardwired ...
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Upgraded flipflop square wave generator - did I do good?

I've drawn up a simple multi-frequency square wave generator, based on a astable multivibrator circut, with frequency trimmed by the two ganged pots (both 100k) and the range set by a DPDT switch, ...
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IC 555 as monostable multivibrator

How is the output of a monostable multivibrator affected if the trigger pin is kept at a negative voltage (0V)? The upper voltage reference comparator will change its output to logic 1, while the ...
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What is the purpose of higher-resistance resistors in Astable Multivibrator circuit?

The astable multivibrator circuit has two higher-resistance resistors (47k on the pic). What are they there for? Wouldn't it work without? And what is exactly their function? I spent a lot of time ...
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Philicorda phase shifter vibrato circuit doesnt work

I have built this circuit in the online editor, but it doesn't seem to oscillate. My philicorda vibrato broke down and i want to repair it. It should convert 21V DC into a sine wave when i understand ...
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Astable multivibrator

I found an Astable multivibrator schematic online and the transistor they used was a NPN 2n2222 and I didn't have one so I was just wondering if it's a must to use a specific NPN or PNP for ...
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monostable Eccles - Jordan multivibrator, theory

I’ve a few problems and questions to the principle of monostable multivibrator’s work. Basic schematic is as below: What is the reason for D1, C1, R3 elements at input? Why I can’t just tie a ...
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Circuits that take advantage of tolerances in components

Bit of a wordy question title... I was trying to simulate an astable multivibrator the other night and the simulation refused to run. I eventually realised that because the simulation assumes perfect ...
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Analog Bistable Memory

I am looking for a device which I do not know exists. I would like to store the state of a number of analog switches, perhaps driven by a D Type Flip Flop. I'd like to drive the flip flop and set ...
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Should analogue multivibrator and comparator pullup circuit have separate supplies?

I have managed to produce a design within the falstad circuit simulator for an analogue "LED chaser" using an analogue multivibrator and 3 comparators inspecting the voltage of one side of the ...
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Astable 555 not oscillating [closed]

I've been struggling with building a 555 timer for a project. I get the expected voltage at pin 3 (output), but the problem is that it's not oscillating. The Vout is constantly 8.4V, while I expected ...
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CMOS frequency of oscillation

How to find the frequency of oscillations in this circuit CMOS circuit: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Assuming the ideal CMOS gate with the threshold at 0.5Vdd. ...
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A question about circuit design with a multivibrator

I want to implement a pulse extender with a retriggerable multivibrator IC called CD74HC123EE4. Here is the datasheet. The input will be a 32Hz pulse train with a 5 µsec duty cycle; and at the output ...
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Monostable multivibrator problem

As you see in the picture above, diode voltage drop is 0V, and the monostable multivibrator is made in CMOS technology with protection diodes. I have problem finding the output of this circuit in some ...
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A monostable multivibrator using two NPN transistors works as desired in LTSpice, but in reality is very different

I designed a simple monostable multivibrator to extend a pulse of width \$\approx\$ \$1{\mu}s\$, to \$8ms\$ (to illuminate an LED when something happens on a bus). This is the circuit here, and the ...
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nand gate astable vibrator do not work at 400kHz

I want to build a 400kHz square wave oscillator with NAND GATE using the CD4011BE circuit. Unfortunately, it does not work as expected when I use R2 and C values according this schematic: ...
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Astable multivibrator using transistor

I have started learning transistors few weeks ago and I hit a roadblock (again). I have been following this tutorial on Sparkfun -https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/transistors Now I have moved to ...
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Controlling which transistor turns on first in a multivibrator

I've managed to adapt a basic multivibrator circuit to contain 3 LEDs that blink in sequence, but I want to be able to control which LED lights first when it's turned on, so the same LED lights first ...
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Naive VCXO design - runs at 3rd harmonic, I need the base freq

Consider this a hobby question. (How do you call a hobby project on the fringe of your nominal work? A skunkworks job?) I mean to say that I'm not an EE design pro. I'd appreciate your opinion about ...
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Bistable Multivibrator using discrete transistors

I am trying to understand this circuit but as of yet I still have a number of gaps in my reasoning. So far I have deduced: (assuming TR1 is ON and TR2 is OFF) left hand side capacitor charges ...
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How to determine the saturation level when an opamp schmitt trigger starts worknig?

The Opamp inverting schmitt trigger is constructed as shown. The output signal is So I ask why is the output at the start of operation saturated to positive? Also, if the input voltage is moved ...
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Replacing push button by transistor in 555 circuit

TL;DR: I need to replace the button S1 by a circuit/component that could close the circuit which the button is closing by applying a 5V signal (with 0.5s duration) in the new circuit/component. Well, ...
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Opamp Astable Multivibrator - initial delay

I'm trying to build a low frequency oscillator (think about 0.01Hz - 5Hz) using a TL072 as an astable multivibrator. Here's the circuit in LTspice: And here's the simulated output: Where does the 2....
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Is this an astable multivibrator?

In this circuit the LED flashes on and off, however could it be classified as an astable multivibrator?
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BJT Bitonal Astable Multivibrator, can someone explain me how this circuit works?

I've been analyzing this circuit and so far I think it divides in two separate oscillators, but I still don't have a clear idea on how this two work together. I'm leaving a picture of the circuit, ...
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Why Op-amp pulse generator circuit do not providing any output?

I'm trying to design a clock with 1.8V CMOS. I've designed the Op-amp and individually it works fine (simulated with up to 10MHz pulse input) . But when I use this opamp to draw the feedback circuit ,...
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What does this circuit do?

If someone could explain how does this circuit operate it would be appreciated. As far as I can see the "trigger" is a rising edge which is low pass filtered by R10 & C4. I'm not 100% sure about ...
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Why does this Edge Trigger Work on input of 555 monostable config?

I recently wired up a 555 timer in a mono stable configuration and found that when the trigger was held low for longer than the configured output pulse width, the output would stay high. After ...
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Why cannot circuits like astable multivibrator, RC phase shift oscillator and wien bridge oscillators be used as inverters?

I have been having this doubt for quite a while. An inverter basically is a power electronic equipment that converts DC voltage in AC voltage for powering loads that work on AC supply.So this means ...
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PWM signal is affected when motor is connected

I am working on a fun side project where I am creating a PWM waveform using the LM324 and a small solar panel. I am using the LM324 for the astable multivibrator, integrator, and comparator. The ...
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Compact way to generate a square wave with double pulse (like a heartbeat)?

I'd like to drive a small vibrating motor to produce a heartbeat-like effect by feeding it a square wave such as the one below. Times t1 and ...
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SN74LVC1G123 Monostable Multivibrator IC

Good afternoon, I was hoping someone could help me understand some of the terminology in this data sheet and how I translate that into a basic one-shot multivibrator that is retriggerable. http://...
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What type of monostable multivibrator is this?

In the circuit description it said 4538b, but after googling the diagram of this IC, it seems there is no schmitt trigger on the input as it shows on the photo. Does CD14538BE work for this ...
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When does the capacitor charges and discharges in an astable multivibrator circuit?

I was reading this and couldn't figure out at what point and how are the capacitors getting discharged?
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The input frequency of a servo

If the speed of the motor speed depends on the duty cycle how frequent should that pulse be passed to the motor. I know that there is some minimum frequency such as 33Hz but I am not sure, and I am ...