NE555 configuration

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Eudécio Gabriel

Joined Jun 24, 2018
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I already have a NE555 connected properly in my breadboard in astable configuration. I want to generate a pulse with a period equal to 0.1 seconds. What values of resistances should I use given that I have a 100nF capacitor.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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What values of resistances should I use given that I have a 100nF capacitor.
Since you've selected a capacitor value, calculating period is straightforward. Just remember to consider component tolerance.
\( \small t = 1.1RC => R = \frac{t}{1.1C} \)

Or you can use this graph from the datasheet for quick approximations:
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There's a typo. There is no RB.

EDIT: cleaned up tex block.
 
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Audioguru

Joined Dec 20, 2007
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First you said you built an NE555 astable that is a continuously running oscillator. Then you said you want to generate "a pulse" which is a triggered monostable NE555 circuit. The monostable circuit is shown above.
What will trigger your monostable? It must be a momentary pulse to 0V to pin 2.
 
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