Warning

This is A PREVIEW for NEST 3.0 and NOT an OFFICIAL RELEASE! Some functionality may not be available and information may be incomplete!

ac_generator – Produce an alternating current (AC) input

Description

This device produces an AC input sent by CurrentEvents. The current is given by

\[I(t) = offset + amplitude * \sin ( om * t + \phi )\]

where

\[\begin{split}om = 2 * \pi * frequency \\ \phi = phase / 180 * \pi\end{split}\]

Parameters

amplitude

pA

Amplitude of sine current

offset

pA

Constant amplitude offset

frequency

Hz

Frequency

phase

degree

Phase of sine current (0-360 deg)

Setting start and stop only windows the current as defined above. It does not shift the time axis. See stimulating_the_network for details.

References

1

Rotter S and Diesmann M (1999). Exact digital simulation of time- invariant linear systems with applications to neuronal modeling, Biol. Cybern. 81, 381-402. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s004220050570

Sends

CurrentEvent

See also

Device, Generator