Posted on May 1, 2012 5469
This circuit can be used in telephone lines for speech activity detection purposes. This detection is very useful in the case of half-duplex conversation between two stations-in the case of siroultaneous transmission of voice and data over the same pair of cables by the method of interspersion data on voice traffic, and also in echo suppressor devices. The circuit consists of a class-A amplifier to amplify the weak analog signals (25-400 mV).
The IC1 which follows, is conneGted as a retriggerable monostable multivibrator with the TR2 discharging the timing capacitor C3, if the pulse train reaches the trigger input 2 of IC1 with period less than the time: THIGH ~ 1.1 R3C3. The output 3 of!C1 is active on when an analog or digital signal is presented at the output, and it drops to a low level, THIGH, seconds after the input signal has ceased to exist.