This calculator first finds the exact resistor values to give the required circuit parameters of a non-inverting Schmitt Trigger and then allows the substitution of preferred resistor values or those readily available to find the resulting circuit parameters.

There are an infinite number of possible resistor values that will give the required High Trigger Threshold Voltage and the Low Trigger Threshold Voltage in a Schmitt Trigger because they are simply a ratio. Therefore, the required Maximum Input current has been made selectable in order to set the required finite resistor values. The following formulas have been derived by myself and may not be in their simplest form.

Using the fact that both inputs to the op-amp will have virtually the same
voltages, we first calculate the value of the Input Resistor (R1) from the High
Threshold Voltage (V_{th}) and the Reference Voltage (V_{ref}) divided by
the selected Maximum Input Current (I_{im}).

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First published on chemandy.com by W J Highton on 15/6/2018

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