Tag «Peak Detector»

Fast Pulse Detector

The circuit below is a schematic diagram of a fast pulse detector. At 100 ns  or wider pulse width, the detection should be error free. At 60 ns pulse width,  the detection error should be under 10%. This circuit should be used to detect at least 100 ns wide pulse to ensure an error free …

Open Loop Fast Peak Detector

A fast peak detector similar but faster than previous peak detector, can be implemented using open loop configuration. Here is the schematic diagram of the circuit: In this  design, D1 is the detector diode and D2 is a level shifting or compensating diode. A load resistor RL is connected to – 5V and an identical …

Fast Peak Detector

Fast peak detector requires special amplifier features. The output stage must have high slew rate to keep up with the intermediate stages of the amplifier. This condition causes either a long overload or DC accuracy errors. The amplifier must deliver large currents into the capacitive load of the detector to maintain a high slew rate …

Amplitude Average Detector

This circuit is similar to peak detector, but the the output won’t immediatelly follow the input peaking. Because the output follow the input peak slowly,  averaging effect will be seen at the output. In the figure below you can see the circuit’s schematic diagram. Use 1% resistor for R1, R2, R3, and R4, and you …

Precision Half-Wave Peak Detector

A simple half-wave peak detector using a single transistor is very compact and low cost, but if the application require precise detection for signal under 100mV then that circuit become useless. Here you can use more precise half-wave peak detector circuit using only a single op-amp with few passive components. Look at the circuit’s schematic …