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flip-flop


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flip-flop 
  n  1:  a  decision  to  reverse  an  earlier  decision  [syn:  {reversal}, 
  {change  of  mind},  {turnabout},  {turnaround}] 
  2:  an  electronic  circuit  that  can  assume  either  of  two  stable 
  states 
  3:  a  backward  somersault 
  v  :  reverse,  as  of  direction  or  attitude  [syn:  {interchange},  {switch}, 
  {alternate},  {flip}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  flip-flop 
 
    A  digital  logic  circuit  that  can  be  in  one  of  two 
  states  which  it  switches  (or  "{toggles}")  between  under 
  control  of  its  inputs.  It  can  thus  be  considered  as  a  one  bit 
  memory.  Three  types  of  flip-flop  are  common:  the  {SR 
  flip-flop},  the  {JK  flip-flop}  and  the  {D-type  flip-flop}  (or 
  {latch}). 
 
  Early  literature  refers  to  the  "Eccles-Jordan  circuit"  and  the 
  "Eccles-Jordan  binary  counter",  using  two  {vacuum  tubes}  as 
  the  active  (amplifying)  elements  for  each  {bit}  of  information 
  storage.  Later  implementations  using  {bipolar  transistors} 
  could  operate  at  up  to  20  million  state  transitions  per  second 
  as  early  as  1963. 
 
  (1995-11-11) 
 
 




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