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A type of oscilloscope sweep in which a *trigger*, or waveform characteristics matching a user-specified condition, will initiate the sweep. A trigger can also be an event, such as a pulse, which causes a circuit to begin performing some action.

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BNC Connector/Cable Suggestion

I am not an expert in this area and therefore need suggestion regarding what is the best way out for this case. For my experiment, I am installing a camera that requires a BNC based trigger signal. ...
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555 PWM motor driver controlled by external analog signal

I used the below 555 timer PWM circuit to control the speed of a dc motor, and it works like a charm :) now i have a requirement to change the PWM speed externally from another module, that module ...
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How DIAC works?

I edited my whole post for more refreshed information I learned about DIAC. Let's consider the following circuit and how it works. First of all the Vs must be higher than break voltage of diac, so ...
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UTD2025CL oscilloscope - help with these displays

I have some concerns about a UNI-T UTD2025CL oscilloscope: Why there is more than 1 sine wave in the screenshots? Is that normal? The screenshots show a TL431 regulator output. The coupling is set to ...
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Why is my replacement triac not working?

I have a Hakko FX-888D soldering station which stopped heating the iron. I found out that the triac (which is a BTA06-600b) went bad so I went ahead and replaced it with a BTA12-600bw. It didnt work. ...
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How to store more waveform after trigger and less before?

I have a Rigol DS1074Z and can't figure out how to lower the time the scope spends pre-sampling to open up more memory for the actual data I want to see. Here is a nice image that will hopefully ...
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How does external trigger work in an oscilloscope?

I'm having hard time to find any easy explanation to understand how triggering and especially external triggering works. And it is even more confusing when a function generator's SYNC/TTL output is ...
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RIGOL DS1054Z Fixed trigger time for sweeping using a FeelTech digital signal generator

How do you properly setup a frequency sweep with a digital signal generator and a RIGOL oscilloscope? I've got a setup similar to one in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni07A7sZCPM, ...
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Trigger modi of an oscilloscope

I'm sure this belongs to the "every once in a while asked again" questions, but I've read several posts on this site and also on other sites and haven't found an answer to two of my questions, yet. ...
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Detecting “quick falls” in signal

I am conditioning the input of a slowly drifting analog input sensor. The sensor is a phototransistor that will sink a small amount of current when "dark" and 50x more current when "bright," but the ...
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Very Long Range Beam Break Trigger Sensor

I am having trouble locating solutions for a long range trigger sensor. Want to detect an approaching vehicle 300 feet or more down the road from a pole mounted device. My first thought was a laser or ...
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Reduce overshoot and undershoot of square wave (trigger signal)

I am testing my FPGA board (spartan 6) by taking external trigger signal (square wave 5V 50%.) The rising edge of the signal is shown below with overshoot and undershoot, so my FPGA can not detect ...
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STM32F4: How to get data from multiple channels sampled from a single ADC?

So I have searched everywhere for a solution to this problem but I can find anything. I have three channels connected to ADC1 of my STM32F446ZE-nucleo and I want to ...
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Sine to sqare waveform but with variable peak-to-peak input

I need to calculate the speed of a little generator that produces a bipolar sinusoidal waveform with a peak to peak voltage value variable with the velocity. The produced signal also has a frequency ...
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driving a medium power darlington transistor with the output of a 555 timer

Question: What is the limitation on the output of the 555 timer with respect to the requirements of the input of the BDW42G? Can the 555 provide enough current at 5 volts to trigger (sufficiently) ...
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Make ground signal last longer?

I'm trying to figure out a way to make a ground signal last longer on my car. I'll explain what is happening and what needs to be done. I'm hooking up an factory alarm on my car. It uses a negative ...
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Detecting mains power change: One signal when on, another signal when off

I'm trying to connect a timer output wirelessly to another circuit. These are on two separate power lines (different phases, circuit, long distance), so I thought of connecting them wirelessly, I'll ...
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Oscilloscope&function generator, opposite slope traced than trigger slope settings

I am wondering why the signal that was traced on my oscilloscope started on a negative slope when the trigger slope = rising. I externally triggered the oscilloscope by the TTL/CMOS output of a ...
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How do I answer to a question asking “Is the purpose of the trigger system to sincronize the signal acquisition with the input”?"

I'm aware you can get triggers from other sources and that in general the trigger syncronizes the acquisition with a trigger event. But as for its purpose, is it always to sync the acquisition with ...
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trigger a circuit using one time signal

I'm really new to electronics and I need help. Say I have Line A. I need to control Line A to set it as HIGH or LOW using a one time signal through one input line X or maximum through two lines X and ...
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How to make a positive pulse with a button?

I want to make a circuit that sends a positive pulse that gets high for a few nano seconds when I push the button and then goes to low. I want this to happen even if I hold the button down without ...
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How to generate a single pulse using RC circuit from a fixed DC supply without any controller, timer or delay IC?

I have a DC supply (5 V) to turn some circuit on and in that circuit there is a module which uses a specific mechanism (i.e. a 2 seconds width high pulse) to turn on (even if a supply is connected, ...
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How to stop summing counter at exact value?

I want to stop summing counter at 25 decimal or 19(hex output) value while it's begin summing from 1 to 31(1F in hex).So how can I make it ?
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Xenon Flash thyristor trigger

I'm building a xenon flash unit with a power of 50Ws (300V 1000uF capacitor). I need to trigger it from a microcontroller. For that I use a MOC3041 to opto isolate my µC from the HV circuit and ...
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Can I use the external trigger to simultaneous capture waveforms on two oscilloscopes?

I want to look at synchronization in a 6 oscillator network (oscillators are about 100 kHz, 1.5 V_pp, if this matters). I have a 4 channel oscilloscope (Tektronix TDS 2024B) and a 2 channel ...
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1.8 V to 5.0 V level shifter with low delay and low rise time

i have a problem with finding the right components and circuit for the following problem. I have a device that is producing trigger signals with a length of 100 ns at a amplitude of 1.8 V (left part ...
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Trigger Edge Detection Voltage issues

I'm trying to get an ESP8266 to wake up via external trigger. The trigger in this case is a PIR, which sends a 2+ second high signal when motion is detected. I'm using an edge detector to turn that ...
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How to make a circuit to trigger a relay once the cell voltage reaches 83.5V DC

I need to make a circuit that will trigger a normally closed relay to cut a signal. I have a 12V power supply DC I need it to trigger once the main system reaches 83.5V DC Needs to be powered by the ...
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How to measure switch bounce on a CRO?

I want to measure switch bounce, but all I have is access to an old CRO. Based on inputs from this forum post, I tried the HOLDOFF knobs and other buttons too. Nothing worked. In the case of modern ...
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Triac randomly triggers when there is noise in the supply [duplicate]

I am using BTA16-800CW (Snubberless version) to control AC appliances (LED lights) and it randomly turns on / flickers when I adjust the fan regulator in the same room (this may be creating some ...
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Should I use a separate power supply or separate grounds in this scenario?

Regarding one of my previous question I decided to implement the follwing wiring scheme for a scenario. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab The scenario is to trigger ...
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What is the difference between the circuits?

I found the trigger (latch) circuit: When no button is pressed, the LED does not light, if you press SW1, the LED will light up, and will light until you press SW2. This can work for different values ...
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Smartphone camera wired trigger over audio

I'm trying to build for myself a smartphone camera wired trigger over audio input/output port (a.k.a. 3.5 mm jack used for heaphones/headsets). I'm completely lacking electronic engineering skills (...
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Remote triggering by using optoisolators

I need to hardware-trigger three modules from a pulse signal source. According to their data-sheet each module requires between 5 to 15V for trigger high and 0 to 5V for low. Each module draw around ...
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Hardware triggering multiple devices from a single source for long distances

I need to trigger remote devices through their hardware trigger inputs simultaneously (within 1 ms) from a single trigger source which has a timer output. So basically the 0/5V pulse-train at around ...
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What does “max” really mean in gate trigger threshold of a triac?

I am trying to understand the parameter Vgt (max) for a triac (or any semiconductor with a gate threshold parameter), mainly the max. part of it. For example, on page 2 of the following datasheet: ...
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SCR triggering using DIAC

I've found this method of triggering of the SCR through DIAC and I'm trying to understand it. I was able to figure out the whole trigger circuit and how to compute the values of RC in order to have ...
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Step up voltage Transformer for more watt?

Using generator in mountain or underground tunnel location, construction workers from portable generator gets maximum: AC Output: 220volt as 200 to 250watt Now, they need to use a machine for ...
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Triggering an LED Flash [closed]

I have an LED Flash which I want to trigger on and off just before and after my camera captures an image for a Machine Vision application. Any ideas on what circuit set-up I can use for doing this? ...
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How to implement a negative edge triggered D Flip Flop (Master Slave Configuration)?

Can you please post a picture of the implementation of such flip-flop at logic gate level? How can I easily change a positive edge triggered D Flip Flop to a negative edge? Also, how will the truth ...
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Detect voltage below 0.7V? [closed]

I have a LED in circuit which I want a circuit to detect whether it's on or not. I have found ground and +ve of the circuit. And I checked the voltage across +ve of LED and Ground, when it is ON, it ...
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How is the trigger pulse of the 555 timers generated? [closed]

I would like to connect an operational amplifier to the trigger circuit which then generates the pulse that starts the timing of the timer almost always connected to the clock generator. Since 555 ...
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Adding Transistor to Maintain Voltage Across Proprietary Switch

So, I purchased a camera trigger that moves the camera and then triggers the shutter. I wanted to change when the camera shutter was triggered so I purchased a cheap eBay delay timer relay. I knew the ...
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External Triggering camera

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Previously my project had two Hitachi camera(http://www.hitachi-kokusai.co.jp/global/en/products/tv/download/gige/pdf/KP-...
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Which edge is better for choosing a trigger?

I have a 100Hz signal with a fast rising time and slower falling time. This is the output from a zero crossing detector. The signal is connect to an Arduino input pin. Arduino can generate an ...
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What does edge triggered and level triggered mean?

I am studying 8085 microprocessor architecture and the word edge triggered and level triggered confusing me really very much. Can anyone explain me it in layman's words ? While studying the ...
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555 positive and negative edge detector?

Is there a circuit using the 555 (without additional logic gates) that creates a positive pulse when it detects a rising or falling edge? The goal is to have a circuit that detects when a signal goes ...
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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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False Triggering of when Intergration of TI SE555 with Maxim MAX6866 IC

I am using Maxim MAX 6866UK28D3L+T in my Design with TI SE555 Timer IC , and having some problem of Flase Triggering. Circuit Explain:- WDI_IO is Drive from Micro controller , which Continuous toggle ...
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555 Timer Monostable Mode Self Triggering

I'm working on a simple project with 555 timer. I'm trying to generate a high-state output for 10s when Vcc is applied to the circuit(It is initially off). However, I have not managed to operate the ...