CIRCUIT060081

Relaxation oscillator circuit

CIRCUIT060081

Overview

The zero crossing detector circuit changes the comparator’s output state when the AC input crosses the zero reference voltage. This is done by setting the comparator inverting input to the zero reference voltage and applying the attenuated input to the noninverting input. The voltage divider R1 and R2 attenuates the input AC signal. The diode D1 is used to insure the noninverting input never goes below the negative input common mode limit of the comparator. Zero crossing detection is often used in power control circuits.
Features
  • Supply:
    • Vcc = 5 V
    • Vee = 0 V
    • Type = single
  • Input signal:
    • Vi = 240 V AC RMS
    • f = 50 Hz
  • Max AC mains leakage current: I_ac < 500 µA
Comparators
TLV3201 5.5-V, high-speed, single push-pull comparator TLV7011 Low power, small size comparator with push-pull output

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* Application note Relaxation oscillator circuit Jun. 26, 2018
Application note Sine Wave Oscillator Mar. 21, 2001

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