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Electronics is the branch of science, engineering and technology that deals with electrical circuits involving active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, and associated passive interconnection technologies...
, fall time
(pulse decay time
is the time
Time is a part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change such as the motions of objects....
required for the amplitude of a pulse
In medicine, one's pulse represents the tactile arterial palpation of the heartbeat by trained fingertips. The pulse may be palpated in any place that allows an artery to be compressed against a bone, such as at the neck , at the wrist , behind the knee , on the inside of the elbow , and near the...
to decrease (fall) from a specified value (usually 90 percent of the peak value exclusive of overshoot
In signal processing, control theory, electronics, and mathematics, overshoot is when a signal or function exceeds its target. It arises especially in the step response of bandlimited systems such as low-pass filters...
or undershoot) to another specified value (usually 10 percent of the maximum value exclusive of overshoot or undershoot). Limits on undershoot and oscillation (aka, ringing
In electronics, signal processing, and video, ringing is unwanted oscillation of a signal, particularly in the step response...
or hunting) may need to be specified when specifying fall time limits.