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Switch With Zero Contact Bounce

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069830D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Rogers, GS Rowe, HL [+details]

Abstract

Standard mechanical switches use hard metallic contacts which, by their very nature, bounce on impact with one another when the switch is activated. In logic circuits, a debouncing circuit is often used to prevent spurious signals due to such contact bounce.