Sunday, February 22, 2009


A multivibrator is an electronic circuit used to implement a variety of simple two-state systems such as oscillators, timers and flip-flops. It is characterized by two amplifying devices (transistors, electron tubes or other devices) cross-coupled by resistors and capacitors. The most common form is the astable or oscillating type, which generates a square wave—the high level of harmonics in its output is what gives the multivibrator its common name. Can be used to build oscillators, touch switches, flip flops and so on.

1 comment:

  1. The multivibrator is one form of relaxation oscillator, the frequency of which may be controlled by external synchronizing pulses.