Accession Number : AD0163534

Title :   Constant Amplitude Sawtooth Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lavender,Wendell E.

Report Date : 09 MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent relates to a constant amplitude sawtooth generator. The circuit of the generator comprises a charging capacitor that is discharged through a transistor when an input pulse is applied to the base of the transistor. The sawtooth is linearized by the use of a bootstrap circuit comprising two transistors. A fourth transistor in conjunction with a zener diode is used to sample and control the peak output of the generator. If the output of the generator exceeds the breakdown voltage of the zener diode, the fourth transistor will conduct and lower the charging voltage of the charging capacitor.

Descriptors :   (*WAVEFORM GENERATORS, *PATENTS), LINEAR SYSTEMS, VOLTAGE REGULATORS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE