Schmitt trigger


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Schmitt trigger

n
(Electronics) electronics a bistable circuit that gives a constant output when the input voltage is above a specified value
[C20: named after O. H. Schmitt (1913–98), US scientist]
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We are introducing the Schmitt Trigger based designs to remove the unwanted power consumption.
The swing of the analog wave [v.sub.a](t) is limited by the hysteresis of a Schmitt trigger. The system polarity changes each time [v.sub.a](t) reaches the upper or the lower limit of the hysteresis voltage.
The output is driven to a Schmitt trigger stage that produces pulses for the input to a counter.
Researchers in Germany achieved the first laboratory demostration of stochastic resonance in 1983, finding evidence for the effect in the behavior of an electronic system known as a Schmitt trigger.
The comparator unit COMP with a positive feedback via the resistors R2 and R3 implements a hysteretic Schmitt trigger [13].
The controllers offer a Schmitt Trigger to prevent unwanted cursor movements, an optically-coupled 2-bit digital output, and 500,000 rotational cycles and pushbutton actuations.
The RF9902 receiver chip contains the input amplifier, mixer, IF limiting amplifier, phase detector and an output Schmitt trigger to generate the FSK digital signal, as shown in Figure 3.
The Schmitt trigger, introduced by Otto Schmitt in 1930s (Schmitt, 1938), has been commonly used in the field of communication and signal processing techniques for improving on/off control, reducing the noise effects in triggering devices, analogue to digital conversion (Mohd-Yasin et al, 2004; Reaz et al., 2007; Marufuzzaman et al., 2010; Chavez, 1995; Akter et al., 2008) and a number of other emerging applications including frequency doublers, retinal focal-plane sensors, sub-threshold SRAM, image sensors, pulse width modulation circuits, wireless transponders, FPGA based system and sensors etc.
This is an integrated sensor IC wherein the photodiode, transimpedance amplifier and the Schmitt Trigger voltage output stage are all included in the sensor chip, providing stable light responsivity over time and over temperature.