4011 Tone Generator circuit projects

There are many ways to make a 4011 tone generator circuit.  It is a digital CMOS 4011 quad NAND gate. I often use it.  Because of the small, wide voltage supply range, easy and cheap.

4011 tone generator

Simple Tone Generator Circuit

Simple Tone Generator Circuit using IC4011

This will cause another NAND gate to pulse oscillator which will drive another gate to output a 1.3KHz tone.
The transistor provides a drive for the 8-ohm speaker.
The IC 4011 ‘s Input pin 1 for Control output tone generator, so a logic “Low” don’t have tone but logic “HI” it has tone sound at a speaker.
The capacitors C1 and C2 are determined tones frequency rate.
And the resistors R3 is controlled sound volume, so it must have less than 180 ohms at 9 volt supply.

Inverter using NAND gate

We use a Simple Tone Generator circuit in very many projects.
I like to use a inverter logic gate since it is easy and cheap. But we do not use it directly.

Mostly I use IC4011 nand gates since includes for separate four positive logic nand gate on a single silicon chip. Enough for general use and it’s cheap too.

We can use it instead the inverter gates with connected input together which same IC-4001 Quad NOR gate as Figure 1.
replace an inverter gate with Nand and Nor gate
Figure 1

Simple gate oscilator working

In any circuit both analog and digital, an oscillation is generated with feedback.
It also is this case we use R1, C2 to feedback current output to input cause oscillation.

Simple tone generator using an inverter gate
As Figure 2 is simple tone generator using CD4011

To understand the function of this circuit has to be patient read below by following these steps:
1. We assume the output of IC1a or pin 3 have logic is “1”.

2. So the output of IC1b or pin 4 is “0”.

3. Then, the voltage at pin 3 will begins charging C1 through R1.

4. But C1 is also connected to the input of gate 1.

5. Eventually, the charging C1 will becomes to “1” enough to switch the output of IC1a, from “1” to “0” logic.

6. This causes IC1b to change states, and its output goes to “1”.

7. Now C1 is discharged by the output of IC1b.

8. Eventually, the voltage at C1 and R1 becomes so “0”, that IC1a is switched back to before state.

9. Then will back and go as cycle to continue.

If we reduce the supply voltage cause lowers the volume output.
Which we can use between 3V to 15V.

We should connect to ground unused IC-4011 input (Pins 8, 9, 12 and 13.)

How to assemble circuit.

This circuit I assemble it on a breadboard as Figure 3 , then Check for errors and be sure the leads of C1 and R1 do not touch.
assemble it on a breadboard
Figure 3

We can find the Frequency output = 2.2 R1xC1
R1= 100K
C1 = 0.01uF
= 2.2KHZ
See on Scope panel.

Then apply 9-volts battery to circuit. The piezo speaker should emit a tone. As video below.

Resonance generators by 4011 CMOS Gate

Resonance generators by 4011 CMOS Gate

This Resonance generator (oscillating sound generator) circuit, designed using CMOS integrated circuit number 4011(CMOS Quad 2-Input NAND Gate). Contains within 4 NAND gate. To each oscillator circuit has a 2 circuit. This circuit provides a higher frequency, IC1c and includes IC1d. Another one, the frequency range below and include IC1a IC1b.
The low-frequency pulse is sent to control the work of another. Diode D1 will IC1c and IC1d a pulse out at low frequencies. The diode D2 will cause the oscillating sound. S1 open voting is oscillating slowly lowered slowly. The discharge of capacitor C1 value of the equipment does not need to be very accurate. SP1 except that it must be a transducer crystal.

Simple clock sound effect circuit using IC4011

This is Simple clock sound effect circuit using IC4011 nand gate digital CMOS IC for oscillator as tone generator. Then to transistor driver to output audio transformer to speaker.

The sound of insects such as crickets, cicadas, resulting from flutter briefly. We can use a multivibrator to connects as sound generator circuit to imitate these insects sound.

Some electronic clock alarm tone also sounds similar to these insects. As Figure 1 is simple clock alarm sound generator that can assemble on a breadboard right away.

Working of circuits

As Figure 1 The circuit consists of two astable multivibrator, firstly include both gate IC1c and IC1d are used generate low frequency as the sounds of insect wings. A second also include with both gate IC1a and IC1b same simple tone generator using CD4011 which is higher frequency than first. And they are used to set rhythm interval of sound.

The output of multivibrator 2 (pin 4 of gate I2) will be controlled by the first astable multivibrator which generates the low frequency as the tone burst signal characteristics.

Figure 1

We control them switch continuously with oscillation and stop oscillation with low frequency about 5 Hz.

In this case we use signal “1” and “0” alternately. If state “1” will make the oscillation, but is “0” will stop the oscillation.

The Devices R and C astable multivibrator as circuit will get tone frequency about 600 Hz and Strokes will interval is about 0.2 Second. Please try modifying these to change the R and C melodic sound to listen up.

Components list
IC1____CD4011 Quad nand gate CMOS IC____= 1 pcs.
Q1____BC337____0.8A 40V NPN transistor______= 1 pcs.
T1____Small signal transformer________________ = 1 pcs.
R1____100K___1/4 watts 5%__________________ = 1 pcs.
R2,R4____1M______”_______”________________ = 2 pcs.
R3,R5____68K_____”_______”__________________= 2 pcs.
R6______5.6K_____”_______”__________________= 1 pcs.
C1______1uF 50V Ceramic capacitors_________ = 1 pcs.
C2_____0.0015 uF______”______”______________ = 1 pcs.
C3______0.01 uF_______”______”______________ = 1 pcs.
Speaker 8 ohms._____________________________ = 1 pcs.

How to builds
We experiment the circuit on a breadboard or assemble all components on Perforated board as Figure 2

assemble all components on Perforated board

The previous circuit low volume since piezo speaker which use high impedance so use low current consumption, but it low volume.

This circuit I need loud volume better the previous circuit. So use normal speaker 8 ohms 0.25 watt. But we cannot connect it to IC’s output directly.

We so use a small audio transformer to prevents the very low resistance of the speaker (8 ohms) from loading down the circuit and possibly even stopping its oscillation.

And there is transistor-BC337 to drive transformer, cause this circuit have very loud volume than one.

Switch S1 is used for turn ON/OFF tone generator.
Power supply voltage can use during 4.5V to 13V, This reduce the supply voltage and lowers the volume. As video below.

Simple Sound Alarm Generator using CD4011

Simple Sound Alarm Generator using CD4011

This is Music Sound Generator circuit. It is basic and simple circuit. By use integrated circuit digital number CD4011 or MC14011 or TC14011,it be nand gate logic. By three this circuit is giving can the sound about 10watt by use 8ohm loudspeakers and use power supply voltage 12V. Friends can lead this circuit into pieces warn have a voice loud periodically. By control on-off the sound has with SW1 or Alarm Actuate Switch. The detail is other a friend sees in the circuit.

Easy sound Generator high power using TC4011

Easy sound Generator high power By TC4011

Origin sound circuit or sound Generator model this to receive design give can go out 10watt with full speed from ahead power supply 15volt. Besides still sound origin periodically as well. Which if lead this circuit goes to assemble with the circuit steal already it will give the sound that attracts more than loud ordinary sound. The work of the circuit use switch S1 is formed control. Integrated circuit IC1 at use the number TC4011, which assemble be Nand Gate 2 input 4pcs.

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Francis Truglio

I need a small 4, 6, 9 or 12 VDC tone generator for a large scale model warship’s fog horn – 80Hz – 100Hz. O can add and amplifier if needed. Can any of the your circuits be modified for 80HZ, if so which and how? Or perhaps you can suggest something else” it doesn’t have to be a schematic or kit, a turnkey unit will work?

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