Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs


Shuh-Tuh Tsai

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A delay circuit is a circuit which produces rectangular pulses of specified duration.

A rectangular pulse consists of three parts: first, a sudden rise of voltage; second, remaining a constant voltage during a certain time interval; and third, a sudden drop of voltage to its original value.

If the sudden rise of voltage at t, is produced by a certain sudden action of a circuit previous to the pulse circuit, the sudden drop of voltage at t2 can cause another circuit to produce a sudden action. Thus, the second action is produced by the first action at a time (t2 - t1) later. Or we say the action is delayed. Thus the pulse circuit can be termed as a delay circuit.

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Electrical Engineering

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Thomas Lyle Martin

Second Committee Member

Ralph W. Tapy

Third Committee Member

James Lawton Ellis