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Dynamic Shift Register With Nonvolatile Storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068773D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Cranford, HC Hines, HW Hoffman, CR Myers, AS [+details]

Abstract

Dynamic shift registers are well known for uses where large data words are to be stored with serial entry or readout of data since they need only one terminal per output and conserve circuit space because of their low number of long circuit lines. However, such shift registers are not so good in slow speed applications for they will lose data if they stop the circulation of data and, if they are kept cycling, there may be a variable time lapse between the time a bit of data is called for and when it is available at the register's output.