Experiments with CMOS 4093 chip

original article (roumanian language)

Usually, for made a simple square wave generator it use old 555 (you can see my experiments with 555 at Experimente cu “batranul” 555).
I like more CMOS chips… so, I use 4093 series (CD4093, MMC4093, etc) who is Quad 2-Input NAND Schmitt Trigger (see datasheet).

I use schematic for gatted oscillator:
gatted oscillator with 4093
A funny montage is same police lights:
gatted oscillator with 4093

I use Livewire software for simulate this schematic and I made 2 movies:
original police flasher only CMOS 4093:

police flasher only CMOS 4093 – logical views

Initial schematic has formulas for calculate times.. imposible formulas at first view, but if study datasheet, we can calculate values.

I calculate times for three value of power suplly:
– for 5V:
– for 10V:
– for 15V:

After that, we can see dutty factor (fu) is about 50%.
Frequency f=k*R*C, so:

Recomadated values are:
ok values

For minumum recomandated value for resistor:
r minim

For maxim value of resistor:
maximum resistor

Theoretical frequency is from 1Hz to 234kHz.

Practical schematic is:
practical schematic

If change just capaciter:
– 100pF:
– 1nF:
– 10nF:
– 100nF:
– 1uF:

I made a new simulation with Livewire software and new movies:
simulare functionare oscilator cu poarta CMOS 4093

oscilator cu poarta CMOS 4093 part2

I found on Minimaxfly channel on youtube a movie named Signal lumineux de Police Flasher CMOS 4093 Electronique who use my schematic:

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