• on Miscellaneous Electronics
  • Published in issue 7/2000 on page 0
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Single-Chip Switch Debouncer

Contact bounce is an age-old problem with all types of pushbutton switches and keypads that are connected to digital components. The measures that are used to deal with the repeated closing of the contacts when the switch is first activated include RC networks, flip-flop circuits and software routines. Now there is a single IC that takes over this task and delivers clean digital pulses to the following circuitry.
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