Digital Electronics - Multivibrators and 555 Timer - Discussion

Discussion :: Multivibrators and 555 Timer - General Questions (Q.No.3)


The ________ is defined as the time the output is active divided by the total period of the output signal.

[A]. on time
[B]. off time
[C]. duty cycle
[D]. active ratio

Answer: Option C


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Guru said: (Aug 10, 2011)  
Define the duty cycle.

Akansh Jain said: (Dec 21, 2011)  
The ratio of working time to total time for an intermittently operating device is called DUTY CYCLE.

Neelaji said: (Oct 3, 2012)  
(On time) / (Total time) is called Duty cycle.

Jagan said: (Nov 27, 2014)  
Duty cycle means time period of pulse to total time.

Surya said: (May 10, 2016)  
D = T/P * 100%.

Where D is the duty cycle, T is the time the signal is active, and P is the total period of the signal.

It is used to describe the percent time of an active signal in an electrical device.

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