Asynchronous JK flip-flop / JK latch?

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Tous

Joined Aug 28, 2013
3
Hey,

Does anyone know of an IC to accomplish the logic outlined on this page: http://www.rs-flip-flop.com/index.php?page=jk


Should I just construct this circuit out of NOR gates? I don't have an oscilloscope to verify I don't end up with any kind of jitter on my output. It will be a lot easier if there's a JK FlipFlop that has asynchronous inputs that behave the same as its clocked inputs. The datasheets I've read don't toggle on both async inputs HIGH.

If its unclear, I need a logic for a 2 input, 1 output circuit where Input1 positive edge triggers the output HIGH and Input2 Positive edge triggers the output LOW. a clocked jk flipflop seems to work exactly this way but I want an asynchronous circuit and I can't find an IC that toggles on asynchronous Inputs both HIGH.

Any thoughts?
Thanks for reading,
Tous
 

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Tous

Joined Aug 28, 2013
3
I just looked up edge-detect circuits. Thanks for making me aware of this. I'm learning as I go.

That's not bad, and may work, but it's just reducing the problem isn't it? The possibility of a simultaneous Set and Reset High ("a restricted combination") is still there?
 

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Tous

Joined Aug 28, 2013
3
Hmm.. As I read the page I linked more, the author claims this is a very stable circuit. Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

I guess I'll give it a shot. If anyone knows of a IC or better solution to accomplish this asynchronously, please let me know.

Input1 Input2__Output
__0____ 0____No Change
__0____1_____1
__1____0_____0
__1____1_____Toggle
 

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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It will be a lot easier if there's a JK FlipFlop that has asynchronous inputs that behave the same as its clocked inputs. The datasheets I've read don't toggle on both async inputs HIGH.
And for a very good reason. If the FF toggled if both asynchronous inputs were HI, then as soon as it did so it would toggle again, because both asynchronous inputs are HI, telling it to toggle. And so on and so on. So the chip would simply oscillate at it's fastest possible speed. This is actually how some oscillators work -- known as ring oscillators.
 
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