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SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD FOR DUAL ASYNCHRONOUS TIMERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005757D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-02

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Joan DeLuca Mike DeLuca Mario Rivas

Abstract

Today's pagers require extended battery life to remain competitive in the marketplace. One way to accomplish this is to operate the pager's microcomputer at a higher speed fordecoding and at a lower speed while battery saving. Operating the microcomputer at a lower speed can greatly reduce the operating current. The use of a frequency synthesizer to modify the input clock frequency to the microcomputer can accomplish the desired speed changes.