134 Threads found on edaboard.com: Capacitor Spikes
The decoupling capacitor provides a resivour of current that is instantly avilable at the swithing component removing small spikes and glitches from the power rail. Any small imperfections on the power rail can cause iregular operation of the circuit.
Analog Circuit Design :: 11.08.2004 03:31 :: barrybear :: Replies: 10 :: Views: 2164
As a rule you receive spikes via your ground line
Optocoupler will not help if you have the same gnd
for power driver and your control unit
Try to use optocouplers for in/out + floating power supply placed close to uC
it will work for sure.
try to connect two gnd's via 0.1u capacitor, sometimes it is better
than "absolutly" floating power
Microcontrollers :: 01.12.2004 12:18 :: jourval :: Replies: 10 :: Views: 2347
Sometimes there occur spikes in the waveform that is difficult to detect and eliminate like in the figure. How can we eliminate them?
I have an encoder that produces pulses like in the figure. I filter encoder output with an rc filter. But sometimes it doesn't work correctly. I couldn't catch the error source because it rarely happens. I suppose t
Professional Hardware and Electronics Design :: 15.03.2005 13:04 :: seyyah :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 1704
I have completed the design of the basic S/H stage of a 1.5Bit pipelined ADC converter (VDD=1V, Fclk=40MHz, Input signal swing 0.25V-0.75V).
After simulations i have noticed that when the input is quantized, except the steps in the output i get spikes during the transitions of the clock which can be as large as 50-60mV.
Is this normal
Analog IC Design and Layout :: 14.09.2005 04:50 :: moisiad :: Replies: 6 :: Views: 853
I'm puzzled by 2 aspects of your design:
You only show a regulator for the positive side. If you don't need a negative output, then eliminate the 47uF capacitor, and don't use the lower 2 diodes of the bridge.
The connection from the mains to the secondary should be removed. The spikes are probably coming from capacitive coup
Analog Circuit Design :: 08.02.2006 11:20 :: Kral :: Replies: 15 :: Views: 1410
Decoupling capacitors are there to ensure that no paracitic DC components will be propagated to the rest of the circuit or inside the IC. It is clearly for protection reasons for both sides.
As for the applied distance I will support the other two posts.
Try to do this: every time there is an unexplainable issue, go to the very basics of elr
Electronic Elementary Questions :: 05.03.2007 06:03 :: dkace :: Replies: 3 :: Views: 1409
I think your problem is "clock feed through".
connect a capacitor to gate of M5. (cap must be between gate of M5 and Gnd)
maybe it reduce spikes.
Analog IC Design and Layout :: 12.04.2007 12:30 :: hr_rezaee :: Replies: 5 :: Views: 1724
What is the main contribution of LDO's large external output capacitor? Better transient response or low output noise? Or other reason?
What about some on-chip LDO with small (<100pF) onchip output capacitor,do they have sever problems?
Analog IC Design and Layout :: 01.11.2007 12:08 :: pugongying :: Replies: 7 :: Views: 1187
Where ever you get a very high speed swithing junction you will get a spike. try a little decoupling. Shunting with a small capacitor.Diodes can also help as clamps,
ASIC Design Methodologies and Tools (Digital) :: 03.12.2007 18:37 :: barrybear :: Replies: 7 :: Views: 874
I have a problem with a power supply, the varistor and ceramic capacitor is oftenly burnout. I have replace it with the same type its working normally, but not in along time (2 - 3 days), then its burned again.
can everybody tell me the cause of capacitor and varistor burnout.
thank you. sorry for my english.
Service Manuals, Requests, Repair Tips :: 22.01.2008 08:46 :: catur_3414 :: Replies: 6 :: Views: 21866
I have problems filtering the spikes that are created by fast switching components. I have two examples. First one is a 1MHz cmos type logic gate switching. As you can imagine the power is low in this scheme. It can easily be filtered by a low pass filter or a single proper capacitor. But the second one is a power supply switching scheme. Although
Professional Hardware and Electronics Design :: 19.02.2008 08:39 :: seyyah :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 2598
What type of capacitors do you use in the design?
I have managed to reduce switching spikes from 5 Vp-p to 100 mVp-p
by replacing the output capacitor for a type with low ESR and adding
a 100 nF X7R capacitor in parallel to that.
After the change e.g. the 13th harmonic of the switching frequency was
reduced by 30 (...)
Professional Hardware and Electronics Design :: 02.05.2008 07:50 :: XNOX_Rambo :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 1468
Hi. I am simulating the switch capacitor circuit to realize a resistor (say). The operation is as follows: On phase phi1, V1 is sampled across capacitor C. The next overlapping phase phi2, V2 gets sampled. The difference of these voltages causes the current flow. Its all quite simple.
When I simulate with all the ideal components in spectre, I get
Analog Circuit Design :: 10.05.2008 16:27 :: Usman Hai :: Replies: 3 :: Views: 893
The spikes at primary side are caused by a specific problem of your design, I already mentioned, see above. The spikes at the output are visible either cause the output capacitor has a high series inductance or are possibly measurement artefacts. The current waveform is basically O.K., also the primary voltage (apart from the (...)
Analog Circuit Design :: 23.09.2008 07:07 :: FvM :: Replies: 19 :: Views: 1695
The continous switching of coils inside the motor would produce all kinds of brief high-frequency pulse currents. The capacitor close to the motor will discharge and deliver some energy to satisfy these current pulses, so that they don't need to draw current through the long (inductive) cables, with all kinds of radiated noise as a result.
Hobby Circuits and Small Projects Problems :: 22.12.2008 16:58 :: vomit :: Replies: 5 :: Views: 2806
Physically, all the capacitors are same, only their functionaliyt is application specific.
When capacitor is used in between two stages for removing the DC components from the signal, it is called coupling/decoupling capacitor.
When capacitor is used to bypass the AC signal component across any circuit, it is called bypass (...)
Electronic Elementary Questions :: 08.07.2009 07:10 :: hamdard :: Replies: 3 :: Views: 10590
This capacitor is known as decoupling capacitor, the purpose of using this capacitor in parallel with a permanent Magnet DC motor is to block the inductive kicks generated as the rotor moves
+ it enhances the commutator life by preventing the spark between the commutator & brushes.
if its a simple toy then there is no need for a filter (...)
Electronic Elementary Questions :: 01.12.2009 15:32 :: hameeds01 :: Replies: 6 :: Views: 13738
just to help others with a problem similar to the one I am experiencing:
- I haven't found the cause of the unwanted spike: maybe a bad grounding layout, maybe radiated noise from the inductor
- I found a way to filter it out thought... I put a couple of 100nF ceramic capacitors on the trace leading from the dc/dc output to the PSU con
Power Electronics :: 19.06.2010 06:51 :: gianbo85 :: Replies: 3 :: Views: 552
I have modified your circuit slightly:
1. I have reduced the maximum time step so you get a clean sine in the simulations
2. I have added a load switch to do a stability check.
The current "spikes" are really just the top part of a sine wave when the capacitor charge is topped up. They are inevitable, but you need to make sure the capacit
Analog Circuit Design :: 10.07.2010 03:07 :: keith1200rs :: Replies: 8 :: Views: 1664
I think the spikes are a natural result of the hard switching from the switch causing a sudden flow of excess charge into and out of the capacitors. One possible solution could be to increase the size of the caps, or to ramp the switching process by putting a filter at the switch.
Analog Circuit Design :: 19.08.2010 05:43 :: ammarzouk :: Replies: 2 :: Views: 498
Well, where are you going to buy a lossless inductor or
capacitor? Right. Go for realism instead.
Your "lossless" filter has therefore infinite Q and you'll
ring it up infinitely with ideal switches. Getting the
behavior you describe.
May as well treat the output stage and a realizable
filter as an assembly, because neither is worth anyt
Analog IC Design and Layout :: 28.10.2010 19:50 :: dick_freebird :: Replies: 7 :: Views: 839
a good trick is to get a length of 50 ohm microstrip line, and place 5 capacitors in series with some spacing in between. Then just run an insertion loss measurement. If they stink, you will have considerable roll off at higher frequencies and some insertion loss spikes.
RF, Microwave, Antennas and Optics :: 02.12.2010 23:23 :: biff44 :: Replies: 7 :: Views: 758
if the motor speed control is thro pwm , capacitor across the motor is not necessary.
Power Electronics :: 24.05.2011 12:14 :: srizbf :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 896
3 HP translates into a couple kW of power. Are you switching that much current at high frequency?
A DC motor is known to produce spikes/noise due to commutation.
Also fluctuations at supply rails in case the motor draws varying current amounts as it drives a non-constant load.
Since these are not always predictable it makes it hard to pred
Power Electronics :: 23.12.2011 01:51 :: BradtheRad :: Replies: 2 :: Views: 1025
"In general, in the chip spare space we add moscap(gate connect to one power rail, and source-drain connect to the other power rail) for decoupling as moscap has most unit capacitor?'
why do we use unit capacitor ?
for example, why not use one big mos cap? why use large capacitor by parallel unit cell?
Analog Circuit Design :: 07.02.2012 06:52 :: seungmoon :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 728
I saw a question. In a linear regulator what is the reason for having the capacitor between the output and the feedback point ?(i.e., resistor divider or middle of the two resistors). I know the reason for having the capacitor between the output of the op-amp and the output but I couldn't understand the reason for having this capacitor. (...)
Analog Circuit Design :: 21.07.2012 00:00 :: iVenky :: Replies: 10 :: Views: 460
Tips on selecting an MOV, based on volt level and power level.
It points out that you ought to install one across all lines carrying power, or which might carry power in case of miswiring.
An MOV can absorb overvoltages of a given intensity so many times, and then its useful life
Power Electronics :: 26.08.2012 03:49 :: BradtheRad :: Replies: 1 :: Views: 540
Hi guys ,
in one of the electronic circuits , i found a capacitor parallel to LED. What is the actual function of capacitor across led
-> ESD protection ?
-> To increase the turn off time of LED ?
Help me to understand this ciruit
Electronic Elementary Questions :: 22.10.2012 00:56 :: hareesh_mohan :: Replies: 11 :: Views: 742
Suppose we have a circuit of a Tx buffer connected to an Rx buffer - parallel to the Rx buffer there's a small (200 pF) capacitor shorted to ground.
What is the purpose of this capacitor ?
What effect will it have on the signal ?
Professional Hardware and Electronics Design :: 29.10.2012 14:12 :: shaiko :: Replies: 5 :: Views: 304
How about using a large bulk capacitor to supply a large portion of that current spike? That way, current draw from the battery is reduced. But, at the same time, you then have to deal with current to charge the capacitor.
Anyways, 40A for 1ms should be okay for the battery you're using.
And, instead of every 100ms, why don't you check the re
Analog Circuit Design :: 06.11.2012 13:45 :: Tahmid :: Replies: 5 :: Views: 289
2-3V spikes are much larger than normal.
"Isolate" the input of the regulator from the input voltage with a diode and use a large bulk capacitor. Use a small electrolytic capacitor (10uF to 68uF) from VIN to ground and another from VOUT to ground. Use 0.1uF capacitors from VIN to ground, VOUT to ground and also before the (...)
Power Electronics :: 12.11.2012 08:56 :: Tahmid :: Replies: 9 :: Views: 398
I am working on a circuit which discharges a capacitor charged to around 400 volts using a IGBT (acting as a switch) through a soleniod coil connected to a plunger to dissipate energy mechanically. The IGBT used is FGA25n 120. L293D motordriver is used with a microcontroller to provide gate voltage of 12 volts whenever microcontroller gives high to
Hobby Circuits and Small Projects Problems :: 23.03.2013 09:09 :: Learning_goal :: Replies: 2 :: Views: 591
we don't see your circuit but one way to remove spike is using capacitor.
Power Electronics :: 14.07.2013 11:34 :: ahmad1954 :: Replies: 1 :: Views: 346
If I control a relais from my circuit then I use a diode for protection against high induction voltage upon reset.
What if I control 230VAC solenoides with a relay contact?
A diode can not be used here. A capacitor maybe?
Professional Hardware and Electronics Design :: 30.05.2002 13:49 :: msmax :: Replies: 3 :: Views: 803
look at this application note by National Semiconductors
It decribes an ultra-high isolation amplifier powered by
an ultrasound transducer (!).
The input side voltage is converted to frequency then
opto coupled to a frequency to voltage converter.
Instead of using such a transformer for input side power supply,
Hobby Circuits and Small Projects Problems :: 20.01.2003 00:49 :: TomAss :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 2803
There are several filtering methods.
1. Put a large shut capacitor on the output line. Parallel it with smaller ones.
2. Use a series inductor shunt capacitor filter.
3. If you can work with a slightly smaller voltage, use a low dropout analog voltage regulator following the supply.
Hobby Circuits and Small Projects Problems :: 07.11.2003 11:17 :: flatulent :: Replies: 1 :: Views: 647
it could depend of the propagation time of all your data bits... In fact, when a byte is establishing itself in front of your fifo, it is synchronous to the sampling frequency... but you have a delay for the propagation of the converted value along the tracks... you should insert a delay for the FIFO clock or/and try to shorten your data bit tracks
Professional Hardware and Electronics Design :: 06.03.2004 06:39 :: manitooo :: Replies: 7 :: Views: 1353
Decoupling capacitors should not be necessary if good power and ground planes are provided. I mean they extend over all the board. Otherwise 100nf ceramic capacitor per power pin could be enough. In case of doubt, follow reference design for the chip in question.
Electronic Elementary Questions :: 08.09.2004 02:36 :: fivaro1 :: Replies: 21 :: Views: 4766
For 5V its simple just via resistor apply input voltage to optocoupler.
230V is little more complicated. There are you need to add resistor and capacitor in seria with diode in optocoupler and you have to add inverse diode parallel to input diode of optocoupler to protect input diode of inverse (230V*1.41)V. capacitor you calculate like resistor
Hobby Circuits and Small Projects Problems :: 09.09.2004 16:51 :: mrcube_ns :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 3289
Maybe the current bias for other cicuit is better than voltage .
Specifically the current bias is the best for long distance bias on a system chip.
The bypass capacitor of VDD and VSS is very important in bias . But u must select a right value because it work as a filter. if its value is right, it will not damage circuit performance.
Analog IC Design and Layout :: 09.01.2005 08:41 :: jiangwp :: Replies: 11 :: Views: 1562
I always use this circuit for power supply of PCF8583 and I never have problem. Diodes should be schotkey, capacitors eg. 100uF (electrolitic) and 100nF (ceramic).
Microcontrollers :: 14.03.2005 16:43 :: mrcube_ns :: Replies: 5 :: Views: 2167
Slew Rate is defined as the maximum output voltage rate(either positive or negative). For typical two stage amplifier, SR=Imax/C,where Imax is the tail current and C is the compensation capacitor.
If you choose sine wave input signal, you need to make ω larger than SR/A (A is the sine wave amplitude). Similarly,if you choose square
Analog Circuit Design :: 09.03.2005 23:07 :: jordan76 :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 2393
spikes, when disconnecting a wire or fliping off a switch, are created because of the inductive property of the circuits.
In an inductor (or inductive circuit), the currect can not change instently. This is the opposite of a capacitor (or capacitive circuit) where the voltage can not change instently.
So, imagine a circuit where you have cur
Electronic Elementary Questions :: 14.04.2005 09:38 :: Big Boy :: Replies: 6 :: Views: 1702
Among the advantages:
-requires only one magnetic component, the transformer
-easy to get multiple outputs, with relatively good crossregulation
-requires only one diode per output
-isolation is easy to achieve; due to the relatively good tracking, sometimes the feeback can be completely on the primary side, off an auxiliary wi
Analog Circuit Design :: 03.06.2005 01:10 :: VVV :: Replies: 3 :: Views: 776
I'm currently using ICSP for SMT PIC 16F876.
I had a lot of problems trying to program PIC16f876A using ICSP and i had to switch to PIC16f876. I used jdm to program it. but is better to use a modifyed JDM circuit.
To program by ICSP you have to use a 5 pins connector. 2 pind for clock and data, one for gnd one to take mclr to 13V and the
Microcontrollers :: 09.06.2005 19:22 :: fuzzzy :: Replies: 9 :: Views: 5574
It sounds like you need bypassing. For your power supply pins, tie 10uF capacitor at each of your power pins to ground. For your op-amps and device with power pins, tie 4.7uF and 0.1uF capacitors very close to the pins.
In the case you have really bad spikes coming from your supply, put 2 clamping diodes at the power supply pins. This (...)
Electronic Elementary Questions :: 17.12.2005 06:01 :: wwfeda :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 647
It is always good practice to separate them and have them join at one point. Becareful the motor driver, as they tend to draw spike currents which could be distruptive to your grounds. Heavily bypass that power line too. capacitor values ranging from 47uF to 0.01uF are good.
Hobby Circuits and Small Projects Problems :: 20.12.2005 04:12 :: wwfeda :: Replies: 6 :: Views: 1206
The most likely place for the noise to be coupled is through the power supply. As the LED's are switched on and off, you are creating power supply spikes that could easily be coupled through the common power supply connection to the audio stage. A preamplifier is a very likely place for such noise to be picked up because of the high audio gain no
Electronic Elementary Questions :: 02.01.2006 12:48 :: House_Cat :: Replies: 1 :: Views: 890
The GSM network registering procedure may generate a reset condition if your power supply has poor transitory response or if you use a bad antenna, with high VSWR. Make sure you use at least 100uF capacitor as closest as possible to the supply pins. Check with an oscilloscope the spikes generated when the modem transmits, it should not exceed 2-300
Digital communication :: 12.09.2006 08:43 :: pisoiu :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 2592
As far as the 4.7?F cap is concerned, the best choice will be a bipolar cap .. if you don't have it, use electrolytic capacitor rated for at least 25V ..
Instead of a diode in parallel with the transformer's winding I would connect a 24V 1W zener diode in parallel with the power transistor - cathode to +V (emitter), anode to the collector ..
Hobby Circuits and Small Projects Problems :: 30.03.2006 21:37 :: IanP :: Replies: 5 :: Views: 683