sawtooth pulse

sawtooth pulse

[′sȯ‚tüth ¦pəls]
(electronics)
An electric pulse having a linear rise and a virtually instantaneous fall, or conversely, a virtually instantaneous rise and a linear fall.
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These pulses are utilized, on one hand, for discharging the [C.sub.1] capacitor of a variable linear voltage generator which becomes thus sawtooth pulses generator with the same frequency as the input voltage, and on the other hand for commanding a S/H sample and hold circuit.
The sawtooth pulses generator is made up from a constant current I generator GCC which charges the [C.sub.1] capacitor.