Definition of Schmitt trigger in English:

Schmitt trigger

noun

Electronics
  • A bistable circuit in which the output increases to a steady maximum when the input rises above a certain threshold, and decreases almost to zero when the input voltage falls below another threshold.

    • ‘The new chip includes a Hall-voltage generator, small-signal amplifier, chopper stabilization, Schmitt trigger, voltage regulator, and short circuit-protected open-drain output.’

Origin

1940s: named after Otto H. Schmitt (born 1913), American electronics engineer.

Pronunciation:

Schmitt trigger

/ʃmɪt/