glow-tube oscillator

glow-tube oscillator

[′glō ¦tüb ′äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
A circuit using a glow-discharge tube which functions as a simple relaxation oscillator, generating a fixed-amplitude periodic sawtooth waveform.
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