This pulse generator was built to complement the Stroboscope 501, a high speed multi-flash unit capable of producing up to 6000 flashes per second. The Stroboscope is equipped with a electro-mechanical frequency generator, however a solid state pulse generator has the advantages of being highly accurate and repeatable. The basic design criteria were that the generator have several selectable frequencies within the limit of the Stroboscope, be able to count several different amounts of pulses and then close off automatically and be triggerable from an exterior source. The unit designed meets all these specifications. A high speed multi-flash strobe has applications in scientific photography where any high speed operation must be photographed. Examples are a photograph of a bullet leaving the barrel of a rifle or a piece of machinery operating at high speed.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Digital electronics; Stroboscope; Photography, High-speed
Department, Program, or Center
Microelectronic Engineering (KGCOE)
Myer, David, "Design and Construction of a Digital Pulse Generator" (1972). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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