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3.1 Input Specifications of the Voltage Supervisor

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Date: July 13, 2018

When designing with voltage supervisors, it is important to understand the key specifications to correctly implement a voltage supervisor into a system. For example, a designer needs to understand the voltage threshold and how to calculate it. A designer also needs to understand the difference between adjustable and fixed voltage threshold devices and their pros and cons. Inherent tolerance on the device as well as external resistors also need to be understood and accounted for.

Input specifications, such as Hysteresis and Manual Reset, are also covered in this video to help a user understand the benefits of a voltage supervisor over a discrete implementation with a RC network. As mentioned in previous videos, voltage supervisors are the same device as voltage monitors, voltage detectors, and reset ICs.

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