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Pulse-Powered Sense Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068275D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Heuber, K Klein, W Najmann, K Wernicke, F Wiedmann, SK [+details]

Abstract

The proposed pulse-powered sense latch operates at a very low standby power and achieves its maximum speed during chip selection. Using a current-controlled PNP switching transistor, the power supply voltage can vary within a wide range. The basic circuit concept for current control can be used on a general scale to reduce the power consumption of highly integrated bipolar stores. It can be employed, for example, for the pulse power operation of a great many peripheral and support circuits, such as true/complement generators and decoders.