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12:28 Oct 10, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: toggle / flip-flop
what's the difference between toggle and flip-flop ???
Local time: 14:17

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naT-FlipflopRainer Pawellek
naUS-GB terminology
Dr. Sahib Bleher



23 mins
US-GB terminology

toggle is the British term for US flip-flop, the GB flip-flop is the US flop-over (bistabil vs. monostabil); see the entry from Ernst below:

flip-flop (US), toggle (GB) (electron) / Flip-Flop m n, bistabiles Kippglied, Speicherglied n
flip-flop (GB), flop-over (US) (electron) / monostabiles Flip-Flop, monostabile Kippschaltung, monostabiler Multivibrator, Monoflop m n, Flip-Flop-Generator m, Univibrator m, Monovibrator m

    Ernst, Woerterbuch der industriellen Technik
Dr. Sahib Bleher
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12 hrs

A toggle flip-flop, as opposed to a conventional RS (Set/Reset) flip-flop, changes its output state whenever the T input receives a "High" signal. Due to this behaviour, it is often used as a frequency divider (a frequency halver).

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Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Pawellek
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Trendelburg, Germany

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