Pin Function Multiplexing Circuit
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
A circuit to allow the power shutdown, SD, and transmit signal, TX, pins of a transceiver circuit to be used to also select another mode of the circuit; namely to switch between two band-width states. The circuit also insures that during power on the mode is in the off state (low bandwidth mode) and the transmit circuit is disabled during the multiplexing operation. The mode multiplexing is accomplished by using the SD pin to clock the state of the TX pin using a D type latch, I0, and inverter, I5, (Fig. 1). The mode is forced low during powerup using the circuit consisting of I3, I10, I15, I16 and I1. At power on the signals, pon, and SD are low forcing the "sel" input to the NAND gate, I3, to be low forcing MODE to be low throughout the power up sequence.