Questions tagged [schmitt-trigger]

Anything related to Schmitt trigger circuits. Schmitt triggers are positive feedback comparator circuits exhibiting hysteresis.

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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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Schmitt triggers hysteresis symbols

So we're studying Schmitt triggers at university and we got these representations. Searched them on google for more info and got other representations. Now I'm confused. Can anyone help me with some ...
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schmitt trigger causes noise

I am trying to get a 74HC14 hex inverting schmitt trigger to work. First thing I did was connect it to a power supply. When I connect the Vin and Ground ports to my bench power supply (5V), some ...
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CPLD based Pierce oscillator

I want to make a clock generator for Altera EPM240T100C5N using the CPLD itself as a Pierce oscillator. This CPLD has Schmitt trigger inputs so I guess this should be possible. What I`m not sure about ...
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Noisy rising and falling edges at the output of a schmitt trigger circuit

I wanted to replicate a comparator circuit to PCB and I later noticed that I mistakenly swapped the inverting and non-inverting inputs. The comparator used is LM2903. Surprisingly the board was still ...
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Function generator design

So i was asked to design a function generator that eventually produces a sine wave at the output of the circuit and this is what i have come up with so far. A Schmitt trigger and then an integrator ...
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What is the purpose of the following inverter topology?

I stumbled upon an Schmitt-trigger oscillator circuit. I can fully understand the principles and its function, but what I cannot fully understand is the chain of inverters after it. In the above ...
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Calculating resistor values for a Schmitt Trigger and LDR circuit

I am trying to make a light sensing circuit which has hysteresis. I want an op-amp (LM358) to output logic 1 (12v) when the light level rises above 250 lux, and output logic 0 (0v) when the light ...
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Driving transistors without using MCUs

I'm trying to drive transistors with just a push of a button without using a MCU. The circuit I drawn drives different transistor on every button push and resets back. First part is a debounce circuit ...
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Really occasional malfunction of the Schmitt-trigger input

I'm using some Schmitt-trigger inputs for debouncing the interrupt problems. Referring to above circuit, the circuit has a RC circuit and the output of the RC circuit goes to the Schmitt-trigger IC(...
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STM32L0: Fast processing of an analog sinusoidal signal

I have an embedded system based on a STM32 ARM Cortex M0+ microcontroller (STM32L051K6) and want to use it to convert an analog sinusoidal input signal into a digital pulse signal and do some SW ...
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Schmitt Trigger hysteresis

I am studying comparators and Schmitt triggers. And I did not find anywhere how to choose the value of hysteresis. I understand its purpose and I know how to calculate it. But what value is needed for ...
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Voltage appears on comparator input

I have made a pcb . A part of the circuit is the Schmitt trigger comparator seen above . The positive feedback resistors are chosen to give the noniverting input values from zero to 0.5 volts . ...
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Flashing an LED with Schmitt trigger

I'm trying to build the above circuit, which is supposed to flash an LED with a schmitt trigger (with the possibility to vary the frequency with the knob of the 47kOhm potentiometer). I don't have a ...
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Schmitt Trigger: Problems between theory and reality

I want to say that I am not a native English speaker so you may find some writing errors. Also, I am just learning electronics, so sorry if some questions are poorly formulated. I am trying to build ...
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Schmitt trigger oscillators interfere with eachother (74HC14)

I am using a single 74HC14 (hex schmitt trigger) to implement three oscillators. I now have a test build ready and encounter problems. See schematic, it shows component values. Also proper 5V power ...
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Need help understanding an electronic oscillator (Schmitt trigger + capacitor) [duplicate]

When we use this circuit, the LED blinks. I know an inverter transforms high to low voltage and low to high voltage, but here the voltage source is connected to the inverter all the time so the ...
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Simplest schmitt trigger with fewest part count for microcontroller

I own several AT89C4051 microcontrollers and I'm currently trying to read signature bytes of the micros that I probably broke (by applying 7.2V to the VCC pin before noticing the 5V regulator became a ...
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Lowest resistor value for enclosed light sensor unit with nearby lighting without losing sensitivity

This is a drawing I made of a light sensor unit I'm creating. Inside of it, I have a circuit board containing 3 7-segment displays and I have two photo-transistors (yellow half-circles in the picture) ...
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Why is this BJT Schmitt trigger producing a sine wave?

I am trying to build a Schmitt trigger from a pair of BJTs to convert a sine to a square wave. The sine wave is from a Colpitts oscillator running at over 150 MHz. I want to measure the ...
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Determining U_ref on Schmitt Trigger

If I have only starting values a U_high=3V and U_low=2V (pulse signal on V3 on schematics), can I determine a U reference, that's given us on the inverting input of the op. amp.? My calculations were:...
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Op. amp. with integrator - enough values to start?

All the red-circled values (Uref, C2, R31 and R36) are missing. I'm supposed to calculate them, but I think there's at least one value missing. Shouldn't Uref be known to calculate the rest of the ...
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Schmitt Trigger not reaching full saturation

I'm trying to develop a sensor based on the optoelectronic device CNY70. I want to filter the signal in order to be read by a microprocessor, where the threshold to change between logic levels could ...
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Need help to increase schmitt trigger sensivity in a circuit

I need help on a circuit I've designed to detect hits on a piezo sensor on a drum. It uses an opamp with 2 channel, on goes to a schmitt trigger, the other to the ADC input on the XMEGA ...
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Schmitt trigger inverters or regular inverters for clean high speed data processing

I made a circuit in which data is passed in from phototransistors (part# PT334-6C) into a microcontroller (part# AT89C4051) serial port via schmitt trigger inverters (part# 74HC14) and a demultiplexer ...
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Schmitt trigger with 741 op-amp not behaving as in simulation

I am implementing a Schmitt trigger using the circuit shown below. This circuit consists of one LM741 op-amp, which acts as an asymmetrical Schmitt trigger with a single power supply. According to ...
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cd40106 Problems

so im trying to make this simple oscillator using ic cd40106 without any succsess. it's the usual astable multivibrator configuration using a 9v pwr supply, 220k resistor and a 2.2uf capacitor, the ...
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Why do I get a triangle wave in this Schmitt trigger oscillator?

I'm trying to design a function generator that can generate square, triangle and sine waves, with frequency varying between 100Hz and 100kHz. The circuit in the blue box is supposed to be a schmitt ...
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Flip a Schmitt-Trigger when current flows through a Zener diode

I am trying to design a circuit using an intermitent power source (a bicycle hub generator), which is rectified and filtered, and regulated at 6,8V. Now I want to "detect" when the power source is ON ...
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Schmitt trigger versus Hysterisis Comparator

I'm working to create an ultrasonic sensor to be used in object recognition. I've been studying various schematics and current sensors on the market - the most common being the HC-SR04. When viewing ...
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How does a “speed up capacitor” work in Schmitt trigger?

Hello I'm trying to understand how adding a capacitor across R2 in below circuit increases the switching speed. I don't see how C2 supplies charge to C1. With the additional capacitor C2, it seems ...
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Analytically obtaining the hysteresis of an opamp Schmitt trigger with RC network in its inverting input

This is a follow-up from here. I have got the following Schmitt trigger circuit implemented already on a breadboard. As seen, the input signal at the non-inverting and inverting terminals of the op ...
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Strange state in input at the amplifier

I have this schematic, an invert Schmitt trigger attached to the RC component to create a triangle wave. It's an oscillator. The two oscillators go in to the amplifier, but I don't understand why I ...
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Comparing two variable voltages with hysteresis

All of the designs I have seen for adding hysteresis to a comparator (Schmitt triggers) assume that one of the two inputs to the comparator is set at a fixed reference voltage (typically with a ...
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Are Schmitt trigger and peak detector comparator the same?

Here is a peak detector comparator schematic ,its symbol,and its simulation.I have some question about them. First,we all know the Schmitt trigger symbol is the same as the second picture,so are ...
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Calculating R and C for schmitt trigger debouncer

I've been looking all over the internet to try to figure out the optimal values for R1, R2, and C but couldn't find info. I'm trying to ideally make a debouncer that will work with any button on the ...
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Can multiple Schmitt triggers in series fully debounce a switch?

After dealing with software debouncing for a while, I find it takes a huge toll on the system, so I thought of initially making a hardware debouncer with one Schmitt trigger (74HC14), a capacitor, ...
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Schmitt trigger issues… lumpy outputs and wrong switching voltages

I'm trying to implement the Schmitt trigger found in "CMOS" by J. Baker. Here's what the circuit should look like: And this is how the transistors should be dimensioned to achieve switching voltages ...
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Inverting schmitt trigger with pnp transistors

I have a question regarding Schmitt Trigger. I am trying to design an inverting output (at UTP=Low, at LTP=High) Schmitt Trigger for an application. However, I need to use PNP transistors since the ...
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Schmitt trigger with three transistors

I usually understand well transistors circuits, but I just can't get to work with this one: (Note the circuit is powered with +/- 12V) It is supposed to be a schmitt trigger circuit, and I'm trying ...
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Schmitt trigger - why is there no current over the second transistor?

I'm reading through The Art of Electronics, and I'm trying to wrap my head around a Schmitt trigger. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Why is there no current over Q2 ...
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Hardware debouncing of key matrix with minimum passive components

I have recently bought this cheap 4x4 keypad matrix. It only has the push-buttons and nothing else therefore I want to add a proper debouncing to it. The debouncing in software is something I want to ...
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Calculate transfer function H(w) of Schmitt trigger with RC at inverting input

I have got the following Schmitt trigger circuit implemented already on a breadboard. As seen, the input signal at the non-inverting and inverting terminals of the op amp is the same, but with the ...
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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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Design Schmitt Trigger

Use Schmitt trigger to design a 1 kHz square wave oscillator. Assume the Op Amp supply voltages to be +15V, and the maximum bias current of the Op Amp to be 500nA. Assume that the maximum output of ...
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ADC preamp using Schmitt trigger, opamps and transistor reset

I would like to validate this design I use for input to a microcontroller for a piezo microphone trigger. I use 3 lines: a Schmitt trigger for use with an interrupt, an analog line for measuring the ...
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Sine to square wave high frequency [closed]

I have a school project that requires a sine to square wave converter for a sine wave input of 0 - 3.1 V pk from 0Hz to 500kHz. The output must be a square wave with maximum voltage 2.8V - 3.1V. So ...
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Schmitt trigger in button debouncer

While researching how to debounce a switch for digital applications, I often come around this diagram : simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Or other similar diagrams, ...
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Schmitt Trigger configuration for enabling power from guitar pickup

I would like to enable power to a regulator from a 1Vpp guitar pickup. Threshold can be between 0.2V and 1V. And I need it to disable after about 60 seconds of no signal from the pickups. I'm ...
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Why do TTL pulse generators generate an asymmetrical square wave (unlike CMOS)?

I've read that the asymmetrical (about 1/3 mark-to-space) output waveform is due to input gate characteristics of a TTL inverter, but I want to know more about which characteristics of the TTL input ...