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[answered] Lab 5: 555 Clock Timer and DC Motor Speed Control Objective

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Lab 5: 555 Clock Timer and DC Motor Speed Control Objectives


1. To simulate and operate an astable multivibrator.


2. To determine the timer frequency by mathematical calculations, by using a graph,


and by using test instruments.


3. To use an astable multivibrator in PWM generation and DC motor speed control.




Clock signals are square-edged rectangular signals that continually change back and forth


between the two logic states. Many types of digital circuits require clock signals in order


to function. Clock signals are considered the heartbeat of microprocessor-based devices;


they provide the pulses necessary to time and control the proper sequencing of all events


throughout the computing system. A circuit that produces a continuous rectangular signal


is called an astable (free-running) multivibrator. An astable multivibrator, using a 555


timer chip, is shown in Figure 9-1. With only two resistors and a capacitor, the 555 IC


can produce a highly accurate rectangular signal.




Step 1


Draw the circuit shown in Figure 9-1 in Multiim. Use the component values listed on the


first line of Table 9-1.


Background Information


The frequency of the timer depends on how rapidly the internal components of the 555 IC


turn on and off. This rate is determined by the values of the components connected


externally to the IC. The frequency of the output can be calculated by the following


formula: Figure 9-1 RA (k Ohm) RB (k Ohm) Table 9-1




f (Hz)


Calculated 47 10 1 22 10 1 22 10 0.1 22 2.2 0.1 10 10 0.01 f (Hz)


Measured f(Hz) Chart


Value Step 2


Using the formula above, calculate f and record your answer in Table 9-1.


Step 3


Using the oscilloscope, measure fout (frequency out) at output pin 3 and record it in


Table 9-1.


Step 4


Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the remaining values of RA, RB, and C1, given in the table.


Background Information?Frequency Chart


Figure 9-2 is a quick reference chart that provides a way of determining which


combination of external resistance and capacitance values generate a desired frequency.


To use the chart:


1. Select the desired frequency on the bottom horizontal line on the chart.


2. Follow this frequency line upward until it intersects an available capacitor value.


3. Read the combined resistance value for RA and 2RB from the nearest diagonal line. Figure 9-2 Step 4


Using the chart, find the astable multivibrator frequency for each of the RA, RB, and C1


values listed in Table 9-1. Enter the answer in the right-hand column (headed ?Chart


Values?). DC Motor Speed Control Using PWM and IC 555


PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) can be used to change the average of a DC voltage by


changing the ON/OFF ratio of a pulse signal. The ratio of the ON time to the period of


the pulse signal is Duty Cycle and is defined as follows: Duty Cycle= [(ON time)/(Period of the pulse)] x 100


Step 5


Use the figure 9-3 to draw and simulate 555 PWM generator in Multisim. The ratio of the


ON time to OFF time can be adjusted using the potentiometer in the circuit. Use


oscilloscope and measure the frequency of the output signal of the 555 IC. Draw the


waveform of 555 output and drain of the MOSFET transistor in the space below: 555 Output: ?............................................................................. Transistor Output: ?............................................................. Step 6


Use DVM and measure the voltage across the DC motor. Change the duty cycle and fill


out the following table. Duty Cycle


Motor voltage 5.00% Table 9-2


50.00% 75.00% 95.00% Figure 9-3 Experiment Questions


1. A circuit that produces a continuous rectangular signal is called a(n) ?.......




2. The frequency of the 555 IC timer depends on what factors?


3. What activates the 555 IC timer?


4. What are clock signals used for?


5. Using the formula f = 1.44/(RA+2RB)C, determine the frequency of a 555 IC timer


when the component values are as follows:


RA = 2K Ohms, RB = 15K Ohms, C = 0.1microF, f =..............


6. Suppose a frequency of 1100Hz is desired and a 0.001microF capacitor is available.


Using the chart in Figure 9-2, determine the required combined values of RA and RB.


7- What is the purpose of diodes D1, D2 and D3 in figure 9-3?


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