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High Speed Cycling Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000098586D
Original Publication Date: 1959-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Marquardt, EE: AUTHOR

Abstract

Cycling devices, such as trigger rings or thyratron rings, are limited in operating speed either by the extinguishing time or by the firing time of the components, or both. This circuit doubles the speed of cycling by dividing the cycling device into an Odd Ring and Even Ring, which operate on alternate advance pulses from the Oscillator.

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High Speed Cycling Device

Cycling devices, such as trigger rings or thyratron rings, are limited in operating speed either by the extinguishing time or by the firing time of the components, or both. This circuit doubles the speed of cycling by dividing the cycling device into an Odd Ring and Even Ring, which operate on alternate advance pulses from the Oscillator.

The rings advance alternately under control of the Odd-Even Trigger, which conditions the Odd AND circuit on odd cycles and the Even AND circuit on even cycles, to gate alternate advance pulse; through to the respective rings.

The first advance pulse fires stage 1, in the Odd Ring, to apply a signal 1 to the utilization device and condition stage 3 without affecting the Even Ring. Even advance pulse 2 does not affect the Odd Ring, but fires stage 2 in the Even Ring, extinguishing stage 0. Advance pulse 3 steps the Odd Ring to 3, extinguishing stage 1. Pulse 4 steps the Even Ring to 4, extinguishing stage 2. Pulse 5 steps the Odd Ring to 5, extinguishing stage 3, and so on.

The speed of cycling can be further increased by using a multistable device or counter in place of the Odd-Even Trigger, together with a number of rings corresponding to the number of conditions of stability.

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