Over all the years, digital timers have evolved into a modern digital component that is essential across all kind of electrical and electronic products.
A timer is a control device that outputs a signal at a preset time after an input signal is received. The timer is a component that is extensively used in different embedded systems. They are used to keep a record of time for different events occurring in the embedded systems. The timer is a simpler binary counter which is configured in a circuit or a system as per the need to count the pulses in the system.
There are two main categories in which timers are classified:
- Analog Timers:
The analog timers are those timers that are set up by knobs and their output is observed with an analog scale. The timing functionalities and scale of an analog timer are easily adjusted with the help of switches mounted on the front side of the timer.
- Digital Timers:
Digital timers are adjusted and controlled with the help of digital inputs and their output is also observed with the digital scales. The different buttons are used to set up the timing and set points of a timer. The output is displayed through the LCD mounted on the timer.