Sample and Hold / Noise Generator / Clock
This single modules integrates two sub-modules : a noise voltage generator and a sample and hold (S&H) processor.
The noise generator generates three different signals : white noise (evenly distributed frequency spectrum), pink noise (1/f frequency spectrum, that is with a 3dB/octave slope), and a slow varying random voltage (frequency smaller than 6Hz).
The Sample and Hold processor has an internal clock but can be driven from an external clock. The clock rate ranges from 0.1Hz to 100Hz. The clock I/O acts either as an clock input or as a clock output depending on the position of the EXT/INT switch. A yellow LED shows the clock rate. A slew rate is also provided (its behaviour either linear or exponential can be selected with a jumper on the PCB).
As a default, the input of the S&H processor is connected to the white noise source.
I have designed three different PCBs : a PCB that integrates both the noise generator and the S&H processor, a PCB for the noise generator on its own and a PCB for the S&H processor on its own. Thus one can build the module of one's choice, either combined or separate.
Available as an assembled Module and as a DIY project.
No info about availability.submitted Apr 3rd 2015, 03:01 by analog01 | last Change Apr 3rd 2015, 03:03 by analog01