Pulse Circuits

  • Malcolm Goodge


  • Consideration of transistors as switches with particular regard to the output voltage levels of basic inverters and switching speed.

  • Analysis of performance and selection of component values for discrete and op-amp based bistable, monostable and astable pulse circuits.

Note that the op-amp circuits considered in this chapter are developed from the basic regenerative comparator (Schmitt trigger circuit) considered in section 7.3.2.


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References and further reading

  1. 1.
    M.E. Goodge, Semiconductor Device Technology, section 2.2.13 (Macmillan, 1985)Google Scholar
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    T.L. Floyd, Digital Fundamentals, 2nd edition, chapter 7 (Merrill, 1982)Google Scholar
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    J. Millman and A. Grabel, Microelectronics, 2nd edition, chapter 15 (McGraw-Hill, 1988)Google Scholar
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    A.S. Sedra and K.C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 2nd edition, chapter 5 (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1987)Google Scholar
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    G.M. Glasford, Analog Electronic Circuits, chapter 9 (Prentice-Hall, 1986)Google Scholar
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    T. Young, Linear Integrated Circuits, chapter 7 (Wiley, 1981)Google Scholar
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    S.S. Basi, Semiconductor Pulse and Switching Circuits, chapters 5, 6, 7 and 9 (Wiley, 1980)Google Scholar
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    D.C. Green, Electronics for TEC Level IV, chapter 8 (Pitman, 1981)Google Scholar

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© Malcolm Goodge 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm Goodge
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  1. 1.School of Computer Science and Electronic SystemsKingston PolytechnicUK

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