[time-nuts] Input filter for data logger
csteinmetz at yandex.com
Mon Nov 20 00:15:44 EST 2017
> Oops I meat to say:
> Thats a MOSFET variant of a fairly standard JFET-BJT feedback amplifier.
I think you were right the first time. Vlad said in his first post that
the input device is a 2N5485 (JFET).
I'm not sure why Vlad designed the input squarer that way. If the
FET/BJT amp feeds a 74AC gate, which Vlad said it does, the gate is
doing all of the effective squaring. The discrete components are just
adding noise. The circuit will have lower noise and jitter if the FET,
BJT, and diodes are left out and the input signal is just cap-coupled
into the gate, with its input biased to half-supply by a voltage divider
from V+. Note that with AC logic, the gate may oscillate with an open
input and/or no signal, if the termination resistor is too large. HC
logic is much less prone to this.
A small improvement in the phase noise of this circuit can be made by
filtering the gate input bias divider (well, it could be a larger
improvement if you have noisy power rails...). This can be easily
accomplished by using a string of four resistors for the divider rather
than two, and bypassing the added nodes to ground with *low-leakage*
electrolytic capacitors (see attached diagram).
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