Duty Cycles

Duty Cycles

Duty Cycles


“What described the on and off period for a digital signal?”


Digital signals have only two modes: on and off. And sometimes they cycle through each at a constant period. So how can we describe this phenomenon? Well, after much research, engineers have come up with the concept of a duty cycle. A duty cycle determines for what time periods the signal is on duty and can be quantified by the percentage on vs off (for example, a signal that is active for 3/4ths of the time has a duty cycle of 75%)

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