Frequency counter

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by shreyas_bhat, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. shreyas_bhat

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jul 26, 2004
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    Hey Folks
    was wondering if a Frequency counter, can count frequencies of only digital signals, or analog signals as well. I have an analog (sine wave) whose frequency is to be read. Is it possible to use a Frequency counter straight for this operation (if yes, which one) , or the signal has to be converted to a square wave first and then read using a counter ?

    Thanks
    Shreyas
     
  2. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    Hi,

    I think that as long as the waveform changes direction regularly, your counter will work with it. Freq counters were originally made to count analog waveforms.
     
  3. shreyas_bhat

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jul 26, 2004
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    Hey BeenThere
    Thanks for the reply. Shall try rigging up the circuit now.

    Shreyas

     
  4. dragan733

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    Dec 12, 2004
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    The signal has to be converted to a square wave vave. All modern Frequency counters are digital.
     
  5. 1000MFD

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    Dec 5, 2004
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    You sure about that, Dragon? Methinks u've a bit more learning to go.
     
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