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Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series (NEETS)
Module 9—Introduction to Wave- Generation and Wave-Shaping
Chapter 3:  Pages 3-51 through 3-56

 

Sawtooth Wave - RF Cafe

 

A TRAPEZOIDAL WAVE looks like a sawtooth wave sitting on top of a square wave. The leading edge is called the JUMP voltage.

 

Trapezoidal Wave - RF Cafe

 

A TRIGGER is a very narrow pulse used to turn on or off another circuit.

 

Trigger - RF Cafe

 

A MULTIVIBRATOR is used to generate a square or rectangular wave. A multivibrator is basically two amplifiers with regenerative feedback.
 
The ASTABLE MULTIVIBRATOR has no stable state. The transistors alternately switch from cutoff to saturation at a frequency determined by the RC time constants of the coupling circuits.

 

 

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Astable Multivibrator - RF Cafe

 

The MONOSTABLE MULTIVIBRATOR has one stable state. One transistor conducts while the other is cut off. An external trigger must be applied to change this condition.

 

Monostable Multivibrator - RF Cafe

 

The BISTABLE MULTIVIBRATOR has two steady states. It remains in one of the stable states until a trigger is applied. It then switches to the other stable state until another trigger is applied.

 

 

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Bistable Multivibrator - RF Cafe

 

The bistable multivibrator is also known as a FLIP-FLOP. The two inputs are SET and CLEAR. The two outputs are "1" and "0." A trigger pulse on the set input will cause the "1" output (negative or positive voltage depending on the type transistor used). At the same time the "0" output will equal 0 volts. This is the SET state.

 

SET state - RF Cafe

 

 A CLEAR STATE of a flip-flop exists when the "1" output measures low voltage (or 0 volts) and the "0" output is high voltage. The flip-flop will flop to the CLEAR state only upon application of a trigger pulse to the CLEAR (C) input.

 

Clear State - RF Cafe

 

There is a third lead on some flip-flops. This lead is the TOGGLE (T) input. Every time a trigger pulse is applied to the (T) input, the flip-flop will change states.

 

 

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BLOCKING OSCILLATORS are used in applications which require a narrow pulse with sharp leading and trailing edges. They are used as TRIGGER GENERATORS or FREQUENCY DIVIDERS.

 

Blocking Oscillators - RF Cafe

 

A SAWTOOTH GENERATOR voltage waveform has a linear change in voltage and a fast recovery time. The linear change in voltage is generated by taking the output from a capacitor. The sawtooth voltage waveform is used to provide electrostatic deflection in oscilloscopes.

 

Sawtooth Generator - RF Cafe

 

 

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A TRAPEZOIDAL GENERATOR voltage waveform is used to provide, a linear increase in current through a coil. A trapezoidal wave begins with a step or jump voltage, then a sawtooth wave. A trapezoidal wave of voltage is used in electromagnetic deflection display devices.

 

Trapezoidal Generator - RF Cafe

 

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q14.

 

A1.   Multivibrator.

A2.   Astable.
 
A3.   Monostable.
 
A4.   Bistable.
 
A5.   RC coupling networks.
 
A6.   One-shot.
 
A7.   Two.
 
A8.   Two.
 
A9.   SET state.
 
A10.   Transformer.

 

 

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A11.   Ten percent.
 
A12.   Decreases linearity.
 
A13.   To allow the capacitor time to discharge
 
A14.   A resistor.

 

 

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