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Schmitt trigger Line breaks: Schmitt trig|ger

Definition of Schmitt trigger in English:


A bistable circuit in which the output increases to a steady maximum when the input rises above a certain threshold, and decreases almost to zero when the input voltage falls below another threshold.
Example sentences
  • The new chip includes a Hall-voltage generator, small-signal amplifier, chopper stabilization, Schmitt trigger, voltage regulator, and short circuit-protected open-drain output.


1940s: named after Otto H. Schmitt (born 1913), American electronics engineer.

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