16. Op-amps, 555 Timers and Negative Resistance Devices in Switching Applications – Pulse and Digital Circuits

CHAPTER 16

Op-amps, 555 Timers and Negative Resistance Devices in Switching Applications

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand the applications of linear integrated circuits (linear ICs) such as operational amplifiers and 555 timers in the construction of multivibrators and sweep generators
  • Understand the principle of operation and characteristics of negative resistance devices such as tunnel diodes, p–n–p–n diodes and UJTs
  • Realize the applications of negative resistance devices in multivibrator circuits and sweep generators
  • Derive the necessary relations for the various circuits described