Definition of astable in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈsteɪb(ə)l
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chiefly Electronics
  • Relating to a system or electric circuit which oscillates spontaneously between unstable states.
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    • You should now have the component values required to build the astable circuit in figure 3.
    • It monitors the charging of the timing capacitor in astable and monostable circuits.
    • There is no stable state where the circuit can come to rest, so this circuit is known as an astable multivibrator.

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