I'm in need of some advice, since I seem to be wavering on this one.
The application is sensing the presence of a Passive Entry antenna as a poka-yoke in an assembly process.
This circuit is using one half of a 556 timer to send a 1k-ish Hz signal through the antenna to the other half of the 556 set up as a retriggerable one-shot. Running it through simulatoin right now, and while it looks okay, I wonder if the transients caused by the antenna should be a red flag or not.
I stuck a zener in there that clips it okay, but do I really need it, with the high input impedance of the timer?
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