Homework Help: How to go about solving these circuits? I need to find the outputs of these circuits.

1. Jul 15, 2012

therash09

I am having problems in solving two questions belonging to Circuits.

Question 1 can be found at the link given below:
Given is a circuit having a pulsed aperiodic wave pattern, Vi. To be plotted are output waveform Vo, waveform across capacitor Vc and waveform across resistor Vr.

Question 2 can be found at the link given below:
To be found is the output waveform Vo, if the input to the circuit is a uniform square pulsed wave pattern.

While I have been able to almost entirely do Question 2, there seems some very basic conceptual error not leading to the correct answer. As for Question 1, I could find very little headway.

It would certainly not be possible for anyone to plot the waveforms here, and I do not expect anyone to plot the same for me on any other platform. What I require is the method to proceed with these questions and the steps, particularly for Question 1. The required waveforms could be vaguely mentioned in statements, as these answers shall be of utmost help, alongside the methodologies!

I will be extremely thankful to everyone who answers!

EDIT: Thanks a lot Jony130! The links are working now. :)

Last edited: Jul 15, 2012
2. Jul 15, 2012

Jony130

Re: How to go about solving these circuits? I need to find the outputs of these circu

But the link you post don't work. So we can not see any imagine.

3. Jul 15, 2012

Jony130

4. Jul 15, 2012

therash09

Re: How to go about solving these circuits? I need to find the outputs of these circu

Thanks Jony130!

Perhaps, I've got you. You mean the input to the NOT Gate is a trigger- and outcome of RC-circuit, considering the time constant is very small. But given the feedback, I am finding it tough to solve. Should I assume some initial state and proceed? How will the output waveform differentiate for each high pulse? The trigger will possibly be the same, except that the two corresponding NOT outputs would be separated gradually. Is that right? And regarding the voltage across capacitor, could you help me out?

Kindly elaborate in few words. Feedback questions seem a bit tougher to solve. :)

In Q2, should the output be interleaved high level triggers (low level triggers blocked by diode) as in Half Wave Rectifier, or all high level triggers- I mean the low level triggers are inverted and the output is all high level triggers without missing any trigger stage, as in Full Wave Rectifier, considering the input is between some +ve and -ve voltage levels? Kindly help!

5. Jul 18, 2012

Staff: Mentor

Re: How to go about solving these circuits? I need to find the outputs of these circu

Yes. that's how you solve these arrangements. You can assume any initial state you like, but you'll generally find only one will be consistent through the whole circuit and/or do anything useful.

For example, consider that NAND gate. You can, to start with, assume the feedback line is a LO, or you can assume it's a HI.

- if it's a LO, explain what happens at the NAND gate's output when Input Vi transitions from LO to HI.

- if it's a HI, explain what happens at that gate's output when Input Vi transitions from LO to HI.

What conclusion can you draw?
For this circuit, let's assume that the diode is not present. Sketch the waveform you'd expect to see across the resistor. Make whatever assumption you like about the time-constant τ= ℝ.ℂ

Last edited: Jul 18, 2012