Schmitt circuit

Schmitt circuit

[′shmit ‚sər·kət]
(electronics)
A bistable pulse generator in which an output pulse of constant amplitude exists only as long as the input voltage exceeds a certain value. Also known as Schmitt limiter; Schmitt trigger.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.