RTL Logic

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Mon Jan 10 14:46:48 2005

 The 16ma is for sink of the NPN to ground. The pullup
is limited to around 100ua as I recall.

>From: "Steve Thatcher" <melamy_at_earthlink.net>
>well, I design by specifications. The TI specs say that the short circuit
current for 74xx series is 18ma which is also not within specs for the general
output current capability of 16 ma. Transient shorts like this are a great way
to generate power supply noise. I guess I never applied any type of "preliminary
hackery" to systems I have developed.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: der Mouse <mouse_at_rodents.montreal.qc.ca>
>Sent: Jan 9, 2005 5:15 AM
>To: cctalk_at_classiccmp.org
>Subject: Re: RTL Logic
>Except that totem-pole outputs usually have just a transistor to
>ground, but a transistor and resistor to Vcc. This means that the one
>driving the signal low will win, and, provided not too many outputs are
>wired together, it will sink the current without damage. (I've
>actually built circuits that depended on this, though I've never liked
>it and never considered it suitable for more than preliminary hackery.
>I've also always never done it for anything where the conflict will
>last more than nanoseconds, as when building an ~R/~S flip-flop out of
>two cross-coupled inverters rather than the more usual NANDs or NORs.)
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