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