A multivibrator is a circuit that has two stable states. Each stable state is represented by a voltage e.g 0Volts and 5 volts. The astable variety is when the output. Multivibrator circuits are basically three types- monostable, bistable, astable. Find an examples of each circuit using BJT, logic gates and timer IC. The name mutivibrator designates a group of the circuits widely applied for switching as shift registers or temporary memories and as square.

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As a result, the circuit goes in State 1 described above. In the beginning, the capacitor C1 is fully charged in the previous State 2 to the power supply voltage V with the mmonostable shown in Figure 1. The capacitor discharges through resistor R and charges again to 0.

This is the output voltage of R 1 C 1 integrating circuit. How long this takes is half our multivibrator switching time the other half comes from C1. In the charging capacitor equation above, substituting:. Its collector voltage begins rising; this change transfers back through the multivibratods empty C1 to Q2 base and makes Q2 conduct more thus sustaining the initial input impact on Q2 base.

Thus the initial input change circulates along the feedback loop and grows in an avalanche-like manner until finally Q1 switches off and Q2 switches on.

Heat sinks, Part 2: As its left-hand negative plate is connected to Q1 base, a maximum negative voltage – V is applied to Q1 base that keeps Q1 firmly off.

The circuit has one stable state and one quasi stable state. Your email address will not be published. During State 1Q2 base-emitter junction is reverse-biased and capacitor C1 is “unhooked” from ground.


It consists of two amplifying devices transistorsvacuum tubes or other devices cross-coupled by resistors or capacitors. What is Astable, monostable, bistable multivibrator you can refer https: It can remain in either of these two states unless an external trigger pulse switches it form monostale state to the other.

multivibrators:astable,monostable and bistable with applications

The time now is Accordingly, one fully charged capacitor discharges reverse charges slowly thus converting the time into an exponentially changing voltage. Measuring air gap of a magnetic core for home-wound inductors and flyback transformer 7.

Distorted Sine output from Transformer 8. Q2 collector voltage begins falling; this change transfers through the fully charged C2 to Q1 base and Q1 begins cutting bistabble.

The first trigger causes conducting transistor to cut-off mode and second trigger causes it back to conducting mode. Simultaneously, C1 that is fully discharged and even slightly charged to 0. CMOS Technology file 1. A free-running multivibrator with a frequency of one-half to one-tenth of the reference frequency would accurately lock to the reference frequency. It is implemented by the coupling capacitors that instantly transfer voltage changes because the voltage across a capacitor cannot suddenly change.

Astable vs Monostable vs Bistable Multivibrator types

The output voltage of the switched-on transistor Q1 changes rapidly from high to low since this low-resistive output is loaded by a high impedance load the series connected capacitor C1 and the high-resistive base resistor R2.

What is Astable, monostable, bistable multivibrator. At the same time, the other empty capacitor quickly charges thus restoring its charge the first capacitor acts as a time-setting capacitor and the second prepares to play this role in the next state. Thus C2 restores its charge and prepares for the next State C2 when it will act as a time-setting capacitor.


Schrodinger time dependent wave equation derivation. It is triggered by zero or negative input signal applied to Q2 base with the same success it can be triggered by applying a positive input signal through a resistor to Q1 base.

Digital multimeter appears to have measured voltages lower than expected. Capacitance of a capacitor September 1, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will mutlivibrators be published. Simultaneously, C2 that is fully discharged and even slightly charged to 0. Thus, the circuit remains stable in a single state continuously.

Other applications included early television systems, where the various line and frame frequencies were kept synchronized by pulses included in the video signal.

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When one transistor is ON the other transistor is OFF and in this way they mulyivibrators switch to and fro at a rate depending on RC time constant in circuit. This repeats and forms a free-running oscillator or an astable multivibrator.

It has two stable states. A single pair of active devices can be used to divide a reference by a large ratio, however, the stability of the technique is poor owing to the variability of the power supply and the circuit elements. Thus, Set is used to “set” Q1 on, and Reset is used to “reset” it to off state.