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Single-transistor-clocked flip-flop

United States Patent

August 30, 2005
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The invention provides a low power, high performance flip-flop. The flip-flop uses only one clocked transistor. The single clocked transistor is shared by the first and second branches of the device. A pulse generator produces a clock pulse to trigger the flip-flop. In one preferred embodiment the device can be made as a static explicit pulsed flip-flop which employs only two clocked transistors.
Zhao; Peiyi (Lafayette, LA), Darwish; Tarek (Lafayette, LA), Bayoumi; Magdy (Lafayette, LA)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
10/ 628,737
July 28, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was funded in part by the Department of Energy under the EETAPP program, DE97ER12220.