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Voltage-Controlled Oscillators: Inexpensive Alternative to Analog-to-Digital Converters
Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation (1978)
  • Brian L. Partridge, University of Oxford
  • Richard Dawkins, University of Oxford
  • Charles J. Amlaner, Kennesaw State University
Abstract

Describes a simple software mimic of an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter that is suitable for most laboratory applications requiring A/D. The routine samples output from a voltage-controlled oscillator that can be built for around $6. Results of proving trials show the output to be linear and sampling rates of up to 50/sec are possible.

Keywords
  • circuit & program for voltage controlled oscillator,
  • alternative to analog-to-digital converters in behavioral laboratory applications
Publication Date
October, 1978
Citation Information
Brian L. Partridge, Richard Dawkins and Charles J. Amlaner. "Voltage-Controlled Oscillators: Inexpensive Alternative to Analog-to-Digital Converters" Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation Vol. 10 Iss. 5 (1978)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles_amlaner/38/