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An inverter is a circuit unit that inverts an incoming signal, i.e. reverses or outputs it in the opposite direction. A synonym for the term inverter is the term converter.

The function of inverters depends on the technology. In digital technology, it is a logic that outputs the output state as a logically inverted input state. In terms of gates, the reversal corresponds to a NOT gate. If the logical input level from a digital logic is a one, then the signal is inverted in the logic circuit and output as a logicalzero.

For analog signals, for example a sinusoidal signal, the phase position of the signal is rotated by 180°. The positive half-wave is output as a negative half-wave, whereby positive levels become negative, and vice versa.

Englisch: inverter
Updated at: 26.07.2021
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Links: unit (U), signal, converter, indium (In), digital
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