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The SNx414 and SNx4LS14 device is a Schmitt-Trigger input CMOS device that can be used for a multitude of inverting buffer type functions. The application shown here takes advantage of the Schmitt-Trigger inputs to produce a delay for a logic input.
This device uses CMOS technology. Take care to avoid bus contention because it can drive currents that would exceed maximum limits. Parallel output drive can create fast edges into light loads, so consider routing and load conditions to prevent ringing.
This circuit is designed around an RC network that produces a slow input to the second inverter. The RC time constant (τ) is calculated from: τ = RC.
The delay time for this circuit is from tdelay(min) = –ln |1 – VT+(min) / VCC| τ to tdelay(max) = –ln |1 – VT+(max) / VCC| τ. It must be noted that the delay is consistent for each device, but because the switching threshold is only ensured between the minimum and maximum value, the output pulse length varies between devices. These values must be calculated by using the minimum and maximum ensured VT+ values in the Electrical Characteristics.
The resistor value must be chosen such that the maximum current to and from the SNx414/SNx4LS14 is 8 mA at
Here are some examples of various applications using the SNx414 and SNx4LS14 device.