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Each flip-flop stores a single bit of data, which is emitted through
the Q output on the east side. Normally, the value can be
controlled via the inputs to the west side. In particular, the value
changes when the clock input, marked by a triangle on
each flip-flop, rises from 0 to 1 (or otherwise as configured); on this rising
edge, the value changes according to the table below.
Another way of describing the different behavior of the flip-flops
is in English text.
D Flip-Flop: When the clock triggers, the
value remembered by the flip-flop becomes the value of the D
input (Data) at that instant.
T Flip-Flop: When the clock triggers, the
value remembered by the flip-flop either toggles or remains the same
depending on whether the T
input (Toggle) is 1 or 0.
J-K Flip-Flop: When the clock triggers,
the value remembered by the flip-flop
if the J and K inputs are both 1,
remains the same if they are both 0;
if they are different, then the value becomes 1 if the J
(Jump) input is 1 and 0 if the K (Kill)
input is 1.
S-R Flip-Flop: When the clock triggers,
the value remembered by the flip-flop
remains unchanged if R and S are both 0,
becomes 0 if the R input (Reset) is 1, and
becomes 1 if the S input (Set) is 1.
The behavior in unspecified if both inputs are 1.
(In Logisim, the value in the flip-flop remains unchanged.)
By default, the clock triggers on a rising edge — that is, when the
clock input changes from 0 to 1. However, the
Trigger attribute allows this to change to a falling edge (when the clock
input changes from 1 to 0), a high level (for the duration that the clock input
is 1), or a low level (for the duration that the clock input is 0). The
level-trigger options are unavailable for the T and J-K flip-flops, because
a flip-flop behaves unpredictably when told to toggle for an indeterminate
amount of time.
- West edge, marked by triangle (input, bit width 1)
- Clock input: At the instant that this input value switches from 0 to
1 (the rising edge), the value will be updated according to the other
inputs on the west edge. As long as this remains 0 or 1, the other
inputs on the west edge have no effect.
- West edge, other labeled input(s) (input(s), bit width 1)
- These inputs control how the flip-flop's value changes during the
rising edge of the clock. Their exact behavior depends on the
flip-flop; the above tables summarize their behavior.
- East edge, labeled Q, north end (output, bit width 1)
- Outputs the value currently stored by the flip-flop.
- East edge, south end (output, bit width 1)
- Outputs the complement of the value currently stored by the
- South edge, east end (input, bit width 1)
- Asynchronous reset: When 0 or undefined, this input has no effect.
As long as it is 1, the flip-flop's value is pinned to 0. This occurs
asynchronously - that is, without regard to the current clock input
value. As long as this is 1, the other inputs have no effect.
- South edge, center end (input, bit width 1)
- Enable: When this is 0, clock triggers are ignored. The current bit
continues to appear on the output. The clock triggers are enabled when this
input is 1 or undefined.
- South edge, west end (input, bit width 1)
- Asynchronous set: When 1 or undefined, this input has no effect.
When 1, the flip-flop's value is pinned to 1. This occurs asynchronously
- that is, without regard to the current clock input value. As long as
this input is 1, the other inputs have no effect, except for the
asynchronous reset input, which has priority.
- Configures how the clock input is interpreted. The value
indicates that the flip-flop should update its value at the instant when the
clock rises from 0 to 1. The
falling edge value indicates that it should
update at the instant the clock falls from 1 to 0. The
high level value
indicates that the flip-flop should update continuously whenever the clock
input is 1. And the
low level value indicates that it should update
continuously when the clock input is 0. Note that the latter two options
are unavailable for T and J-K flip-flops.
- The text within the label associated with the clock component.
- Label Font
- The font with which to render the label.
Poke Tool Behavior
Clicking a flip-flop using the Poke Tool toggles the bit stored in
the flip-flop, unless the asynchronous set/reset inputs currently
pin the flip-flop's value.
Text Tool Behavior
Allows the label associated with the component to be edited.
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