[sdiy] multiplier help

Michael Ruberto frankentron at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 22 00:39:05 CEST 2002

>I assume you are feeding this a symmetrical square wave?  This circuit will
>output a *pulse* train at twice the freq of the input square.  However, 
>pulses are narrow and won't do the double thing again, except perhaps at a
>certain frequency.  Essentially, this works only with a true square input.

you are correct about the output pulses being very narrow. I finally got the 
sim to work in EWB and the O-scope shows this to be the case. however, on 
the breadboard, when I adjust the comparator which drives the circuit I can 
hear the pulse width changing in the doubler's output. this doesn't happen 
in EWB. it's interesting and sounds pretty neat I may just settle for 1 
additional octave ;-)

I know from designing power supplies that you get a doubling through the 
full wave rectifier. maybe I will investigate this as an approach to getting 
extra octaves.


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