Glasford, Glenn M. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Linear or analog comparator
- Operational-amplifier voltage comparator
- Digital comparator
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An electronic circuit that produces an output voltage or current whenever two input levels simultaneously satisfy predetermined amplitude requirements. A comparator circuit may be designed to respond to continuously varying (analog) or discrete (digital) signals, and its output may be in the form of signaling pulses which occur at the comparison point or in the form of discrete direct-current (dc) levels.
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