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Trigger Circuits

Author: Leonard Krugman

The transistor oscillators considered to this point have one feature in common: the controlling electrode is biased in the negative resistance region. These types, whether synchronized, sinusoidal, or non-sinusoidal, come under the general classification of astable operated.

Triggered circuits, on the other hand, are biased in one of the stable regions and are non-oscillatory until the trigger pulse is applied. These types are classified as either monostable operated or bistable operated oscillators.

Last Update: 2010-11-17