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Measuring AC Ripple on DC Power Supply

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069798D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The above circuit includes an n-bit analog-to-digital (A/D) converter 3, three n-bit latches 4, 5 and 6, and two n-bit magnitude comparators 7 and 8. When the start signal becomes active, the circuit is initialized and timer/counter 9 started. Timer/counter 9 produces a pulse every millisecond for 17 milliseconds. When the sequence of pulses is completed, the value of the ripple can be read from the latch 6.