SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD FOR DUAL ASYNCHRONOUS TIMERS
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-02
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.