# Square Wave Generator MCQ [Free PDF] – Objective Question Answer for Square Wave Generator MCQ Quiz

1. How is the square wave output generated in op-amp?

A. Op-amp is forced to operate in the positive saturation region
B. Op-amp is forced to operate in the negative saturation region
C. Op-amp is forced to operate between positive and negative saturation region
D. None of the mentioned

Square wave outputs are generated where the op-amp is forced to operate in a saturated region, that is, the output of the op-amp is forced to swing repetitively between positive saturation, +Vsat, and negative saturation, -Vsat.

2. The following circuit represents a square wave generator. Determine its output voltage A. -13 v
B. +13 v
C. ± 13 v
D. None of the mentioned

The differential output voltage

Vid = Vin1 – Vin2= 3-7v = -4v.

The output of the op-amp in this circuit depends on the polarity of

differential voltage V0= -Vsat ≅ -Vee = -13 v.

3. Determine the expression for time period of a square wave generator

A. T= 2RC ln×[( R1+ R2) / ( R2)].
B. T= 2RC ln×[( 2R1+ R2) / ( R2)].
C. T= 2RC ln×[( R1+ 2R2) / ( R2)].
D. T= 2RC ln×[( R1+ R2) / (2 R2)].

The time period of the output waveform for a square wave generator is

T= 2RC ln×[(2R1+ R2)/( R2)].

4. What will be the frequency of the output waveform of a square wave generator if R2 = 1.16 R1?

A. fo = (1/2RC.
B. fo = (ln/2RC.
C. fo = (ln /2 ×√RC.
D. fo = (ln/√(2 RC.)

When R2= 1.16 R1,

fo = 1/2RC× ln[ (2R1+ R2) / R2]

= 1/2RC ×ln [(2R1 + 1.161R1 )/ (1.161R1)]

= 1/( 2RC×ln2.700)= 1/2RC.

5. What could be the possible output waveform for a free-running multivibrator whose op-amp has a supply voltage of ±5v operating at 5khz?

In a free-running multivibrator, the output is forced to swing repetitively between positive and negative saturation to produce a square wave output.

Therefore, +Vsat ≅ +Vcc =+5v and -Vsat ≅ -Vcc =-5v.

=> Frequency= 5khz , f =1/t = 0.2ms.

6. Determine the output frequency for the circuit given below A. 28.77 Hz
B. 31.97 Hz
C. 35.52 Hz
D. 39.47 Hz

The output frequency

fo = 1/2RC×ln [ (2R1+ R2)/ R2]

= 1 / {(2×33kΩ ×0.33µF)×ln[(2×33kΩ +30kΩ)/30kΩ]}

= 1/ (0.02175×ln 32) = 39.47 Hz.

7. The value of series resistance in the square wave generator should be 100kΩ or higher to

A. Prevent excessive differential current flow
B. Increase resistivity of the circuit
C. Reduce output offset voltage
D. All of the mentioned

In practice, each inverting and non-inverting terminal needs a series of resistance to prevent excessive differential current flow because the inputs of the op-amp are subjected to large differential voltages.

8. Why Zener diode is used at the output terminal of the square wave generator?

A. To reduce both output and capacitor voltage swing
B. To reduce output voltage swing
C. To reduce input voltage swing
D. To reduce capacitor voltage swing

A reduced peak-peak output voltage swing can be obtained in the square wave generator by using back-to-back Zener diodes at the output terminal.

9. A square wave oscillator has fo =1khz. Assume the resistor value to be 10kΩ and find the capacitor value?

A. 3.9 µF
B. 0.3 µF
C. 2 µF
D. 0.05µF

Let’s take R2 = 1.16 R2, therefore the output frequency

fo = 1/2RC

=> C = 1/2Rfo = 1/ (2×10kΩ×1khz) = 0.05µF.

10. How a triangular wave generator is derived from a square wave generator?

A. Connect the oscillator at the output
B. Connect the Voltage follower at the output
C. Connect differential at the output
D. Connect integrator at the output