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prescaler

[′prē‚skāl·ər]
(electronics)
A scaler that extends the upper frequency limit of a counter by dividing the input frequency by a precise amount, generally 10 or 100.
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The key blocks are three-stage divide-by-2/3 dual modulus prescaler chain and 6-bit programmable down counter.
Lu, "A 16-GHz triple-modulus phase switching prescaler and its application to a 15-GHz frequency synthesizer in 0.
Ultimate Flexibility: programmable dual-modulus prescaler of 4/5 or 8/9; programmable output power level, dual output ports, integer-N or fractional-N operation
Attiny13 also contains an 8 bits timer with a prescaler.
It has a wide range of peripheral functions, including high-speed DMA, multi-channel SIO, programmable timer, PLL, prescaler along with additional functionality.
Timer Mode allows only the main clock, sub clock oscillations, time base timer or watch prescaler to work.
Fabrication, RF Performance and Yield of a Combined Limiting Amplifier and Dual-modulus Prescaler GaAs IC Chip," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.
The analog block supports MOSFET gate driver output and multiple analog inputs from -12V to up to +12V with optional prescaler.
The classic feedback oscillator lends itself to meeting these requirements, (1) while an MMIC-based implementation results in a low cost solution incorporating ancillary circuits such as buffer amplifiers, a prescaler and a frequency doubler.
Internally, each CTU has a 32-bit counting engine with integrated prescaler, programmable debouncing circuitry as well as well as input and output data FIFOs.
Figure 1 shows the frequency range for the intended applications of the new prescaler series.
An integrated optional LO prescaler allows flexible VCO selection.