monostable circuit

monostable circuit

[¦män·ō¦stā·bəl ′sər·kət]
(electronics)
A circuit having only one stable condition, to which it returns in a predetermined time interval after being triggered.
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The [M.sub.1] monostable circuit provides at its output very short-time pulses, which indicates the input [u.sub.i](t) voltage zero-crossings through positive values.
The test pulses from the [M.sub.1] monostable circuit output are also applied to the [M.sub.2] monostable circuit input, at its output being obtained very short-time pulses which, through the intermediary of the CD initializing circuit, put to zero the capacitor [C.sub.1] thus fixing the null initial conditions for a new conversion period.
More advanced circuits can be crafted such as delay circuits, monostable circuits and clock and pulse generators.