A multivibrator is a circuit that has two stable states. Each stable state is represented by a voltage e.g 0Volts and 5 volts. The astable variety is when the output. Multivibrator circuits are basically three types- monostable, bistable, astable. Find an examples of each circuit using BJT, logic gates and timer IC. The name mutivibrator designates a group of the circuits widely applied for switching as shift registers or temporary memories and as square.

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In this circuit, both coupling networks provide DC coupling and no energy storage element is used. If further trigger pulses do not affect the period, the circuit is a non-retriggerable multivibrator. Since it produced a square wavein contrast to the sine wave generated by astabble other oscillator circuits of the time, its output contained many harmonics above the fundamental frequency, which could be used for calibrating high frequency radio circuits.


As its left-hand negative plate is connected to Q1 base, a maximum negative voltage – V is applied to Q1 base that keeps Q1 firmly off. This section does not cite any multicibrators.

It is also known as single shot or one shot multivibrator. A single pair of active devices can be used to divide a reference by a large ratio, however, the stability of the technique is poor owing to the variability of the power supply and the circuit elements. Monostable Multivibrator Figure-3 depicts circuit used for monostable multivibrator.

However, this means that at this stage they will both have high base voltages and therefore a tendency to switch on, and inevitable slight asymmetries will mean that one of the transistors is first to switch on.

Q2 collector voltage begins falling; this change transfers through the fully charged C2 to Q1 base and Q1 begins cutting off. Dec 248: Views Read Edit View history. It consists of two amplifying devices transistorsvacuum tubes or other devices cross-coupled by resistors or capacitors.


It can be switched from stable state to a quasi stable state by an external signal, it then returns to the stable state after a time delay. The astable or free running multivibrator continuously switching from one state to the other and back to the first state.

Thus C1 restores its charge and prepares for the next State bisatble when it will act again as a time-setting capacitor Learn how your comment data is processed. As its right-hand negative plate is connected to Q2 base, a maximum negative voltage – V is applied to Q2 base that keeps Q2 firmly off.

multivibrators:astable,monostable and bistable with applications

The voltage at inverting terminal will be greater than the voltage at the non-inverting terminal of the op-amp. The time now is While not fundamental to circuit operation, diodes connected in series with the base or emitter of the transistors are required to prevent the base-emitter junction being driven into reverse breakdown when the supply monkstable is in excess of the V eb breakdown voltage, typically around volts for general purpose silicon transistors.

Multivibrators find applications in a variety of systems where square waves or timed intervals are required.

To approach the needed square waveform, the collector resistors have to be low in resistance. When one transistor is ON the other transistor is OFF moonostable in this way they continuously switch to and fro at a rate depending on RC time constant in circuit.

Your email address will not be published. Accordingly, one fully charged capacitor discharges reverse charges slowly thus converting the time into an exponentially changing voltage. Annales de Physique in French. Q2 is on and connects the right-hand positive plate of C2 to ground.


The name mutivibrator designates a group of the circuits widely applied for switching as shift registers or temporary memories and as square were timing oscillator or clocks.

A multivibrator is basically a two stage RC coupled amplifier with positive feedback from output of one amplifier to the input of the another amplifier. The circuit has one stable state and one quasi stable state. Q1 is firmly saturated in the beginning by the “forcing” C2 charging current added to R3 current.

A diode D1 clamps the capacitor voltage nonostable 0.

It is implemented by the coupling capacitors that instantly transfer voltage changes because the voltage across a capacitor cannot suddenly change. Losses in inductor of a boost converter 9. The output voltage has a shape that approximates a square waveform. Equating complex number interms of the other 6.

When the voltage of C1 right-hand plate Q2 base voltage becomes positive and reaches 0. It has two stable states. Time bases scanning generators: So, the time period of the square wave generated at the output mojostable. Q1 is on and connects the left-hand positive plate of C1 to ground. Thus, the circuit remains stable in a single state continuously. Applications astable multivibrator applications of multivibrator astable multivibrator bistable multivibrator monostable multivibrator multivibrator types of multivibrator uses of multivibrators.

Astable vs Monostable vs Bistable Multivibrator types

Figure-4 depicts circuit used for bistable multivibrator. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Figure 1, below right, shows bipolar junction transistors.