Low cost integrated circuit versatile pulse and frequency counter

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Science
Department Physics
Creator Ailion, David Charles
Other Author Samuelson, Gary L.
Title Low cost integrated circuit versatile pulse and frequency counter
Date 1969
Description In this paper we describe a compact multipurpose counter whose design is based on the use of plastic integrated circuits. The circuit contains about $90 worth of semiconductor components and is very easy to wire; nevertheless, it is extremely versatile. It consists of dual 107 and 106 counters which can be used separately as two counters, or in series as a single 101 2 events counter. Frequencies up to 10 MHz can be read to the accuracy of the crystal used (typically better than 0.005%). Time intervals can be measured as either the width of a single pulse or the time interval between the positive (or negative) slopes of two pulses. The circuit can also be used as a digital integrator, since the average count of pulses in a series of numerous pulse train events can be automatically evaluated after 10, 100, 1000, or 10,000 events.
Type Text
Publisher American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Volume 40
First Page 681
Last Page 683
Subject Integrated circuits; Counters; Physics instruments
Subject LCSH Counting circuits; Scientific apparatus and instruments
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Samuelson, G. L. & Ailion, D. C. (1969). Low cost integrated circuit versatile pulse and frequency counter. Review of Scientific Instruments, 40, 681-83
Rights Management (c)American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in (Samuelson, G. L. & Ailion, D. C., Review of scientific instruments. 40, 1969) and may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?RSINAK/40/681/1
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2013-02-05
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63r1bjq
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