Glasford, Glenn M. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
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An electronic circuit capable of producing a waveform that rises abruptly, maintains a relatively flat top for an extremely short interval, and then rapidly falls to zero. A relaxation oscillator, such as a multivibrator, may be adjusted to generate a rectangular waveform having an extremely short duration, and as such it is referred to as a pulse generator. However, there is a class of circuits whose exclusive function is generating short-duration, rectangular waveforms. These circuits are usually specifically identified as pulse generators. An example of such a pulse generator is the triggered blocking oscillator, which is a single relaxation oscillator having transformer-coupled feedback from output to input. See also: Multivibrator
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