DEFINITION OF BASIC TERMS

LATCH

A bi stable digital device used for storing  a bit.

FLIP FLOP

 A basic storage circuit that can store only one bit at a time; a synchronous bi stable device.

RACING

A condition in a logic network in which the difference in propagation times through two or more 100 paths in the network can produce an erroneous output.

SET-UP-TIME

The time interval required for the control levels to be on the inputs to a digital circuits, such as a flip-flop, prior to the triggering the triggering edge of the clock pulse.

HOLD TIME

The time interval for controls levels to remain on the inputs to a flip-flop after the triggering edge of the clock in order to reliably activate the device.

SWITCH BOUNCE

A ringing on the output of a manual switch due to contact bounce. 

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