PWM generator circuit
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This circuit utilizes a triangle wave generator and comparator to generate a 500 kHz pulse-width modulated (PWM) waveform with a duty cycle that is inversely proportional to the input voltage. An op amp and comparator generate a triangle waveform which is applied to the inverting input of a second comparator. The input voltage is applied to the non-inverting input of this second comparator. By comparing the input waveform to the triangle wave, a PWM waveform is produced. The second comparator is placed in the feedback loop of an error amplifier to improve the accuracy and linearity of the output waveform.

  • 5V Single supply with half-supply reference 
  • Input: -2V to 2V 
  • Output: 0V to 5V

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Application note (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 178 01 Feb 2019
User guide (1)
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PDF 806 19 Sep 2013
Design files (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 18 02 May 2018
E-book (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 11294 18 Feb 2019

Design tools & simulation (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Analog engineer's calculator  ANALOG-ENGINEER-CALC  Calculation tool 
SPICE-based analog simulation program  TINA-TI  Simulation tool 

TI Devices (4)

Part Number Name Product Family
OPA2353  Dual high-speed, single-supply, rail-to-rail operational amplifiers MicroAmplifier™ series<  Operational amplifiers (op amps) 
OPA2365  2.2V, 50MHz, Low-Noise Single-Supply Rail-to-Rail Operational Amplifiers  Operational amplifiers (op amps) 
TL1454A  Dual-Channel Pulse-Width-Modulation (PWM) Control Circuit  Step-up (boost) regulators 
TLV3502  4.5ns Rail-to-Rail Comparator  Amplifiers 

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