Accession Number : ADD011382

Title :   Programmable Synchronous Digital Delay Line.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rehbein,T J ; Bonser,W

Report Date : 28 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A synchronous digital delay line that can be programmed by variable delay increments to independently delay the leading and trailing edges of a digital signal and that can be utilized to provide a wide range of digital delaying requirements. Bipolar input data is processed to develop a mark data pulse stream representing the leading edges of input data pulses and a space data pulse stream representing the trailing edges of input data pulses. Each data pulse stream is delayed separately by a programmable random access memory delay circuit and the delayed outputs are recombined by a line driver latch to provide output data pulses that are delayed, delayed and compressed, or delayed and stretched in accordance with the programmed delays and system requirements. The programmable random access memory delay circuits each comprise a random access memory used as a variable length register having an address counter operating as a ring counter. Delay is varied by altering the maximum address at which the address counter is reset and is the product of the address clock rate and the 3 number of bits of memory used. The length of delay, delay increments, and stability, therefore, are a function of the clock source, clock rate, and memory size. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Delay lines, *Digital systems, *Delay circuits, Clocks, Communications traffic, Leading edges, Synchronization(Electronics), Memory devices, Input output processing, Length, Data compression, Trailing edges, Input, Pulse transmitters, Bipolar systems, Addressing, Schematic diagrams, Sources, Circuit analysis, Pulses, Delay, Sizes(Dimensions), Rates, Signals

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE