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Ramp and Hold Circuit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068205D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bateson, JE Bigbie, SE [+details]

Abstract

When using servo loops to control movements of objects such as the printheads in a printer, it is necessary to provide a voltage which ramps up to a desired voltage to begin the operation and which ramps to another voltage at the end of the operation. The circuit shown in Fig. 1 is designed to provide an output voltage which ramps to a desired voltage determined by the particular switch closed, and is held at that voltage until such time as another switch is closed.