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## What are voltage controlled oscillator used for?

VCOs are used in function generators, phase-locked loops including frequency synthesizers used in communication equipment and the production of electronic music, to generate variable tones in synthesizers.

### How 555 timer can be used as an oscillator?

The 555 Timer IC can be connected either in its Monostable mode thereby producing a precision timer of a fixed time duration, or in its Bistable mode to produce a flip-flop type switching action. Then the 555 Oscillator has no stable states as it continuously switches from one state to the other.

#### How does a voltage-controlled oscillator work?

A voltage-controlled oscillator is an oscillator with an output signal whose output can be varied over a range, which is controlled by the input DC voltage. By varying the input DC voltage, the output frequency of the signal produced is adjusted.

How does voltage controlled oscillator work?

Why do we need AC voltage controller?

A voltage controller, also called an AC voltage controller or AC regulator is an electronic module based on either thyristors, TRIACs, SCRs or IGBTs, which converts a fixed voltage, fixed frequency alternating current (AC) electrical input supply to obtain variable voltage in output delivered to a resistive load.

## What is the purpose of 555 timer?

A 555 timer can be used to create a Schmitt trigger inverter gate which converts a noisy input into a clean digital output. The input signal should be connected through a series capacitor, which then connects to the trigger and threshold pins. A resistor divider, from VCC to GND, is connected to the previous tied pins.

### What is the voltage of a 555 oscillator?

A voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) using the timer 555 is shown in figure. Normally, the control voltage is ++2/3V CC because of the internal voltage divider. However, an external voltage can be applied to this terminal directly or through a pot, as illustrated in figure, and by adjusting the pot, control voltage can be varied.

#### Can a VCO circuit generate a linear oscillator?

The VCO circuit can obtain a linear variation of oscillation in relation to the input voltage. The VCO circuit shown here consists of a 555 astable multivibrator, which generates a square wave output with a duty cycle of 50 percentages. In the circuit, the external input voltage is applied to the control voltage pin 5 of the IC.

What do you call a voltage controlled oscillator?

A voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) employing timer 555 is demonstrated in the following diagram. The circuit is oftentimes known as voltage-to-frequency converter, considering that the output frequency could be transformed by changing the input voltage.

What kind of voltage do you need for a 555 timer?

The 555 timer is an 8-pin chip. The pinout of the 555 timer is shown below. The 555 timer requires a power supply voltage of 4.5-16V. We connect this voltage to the VCC pin, pin 8, and we connect GND, pin 1, to ground.