what are flip flops in computer?

October 5, 2006 2:03am CST
please tell me what are flip-flops?
4 responses
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
5 Oct 06
Flip flops are like registers which is used to store the information in computer.They are nothing but gates.there are various flip flops like JK,RS,T etc.Depending on the output and the design they will be placed in the computer.
• India
8 Oct 06
Actually registers are made out of flip-flops. A flip-flop is a one bit memory. So to get an eight bit register, you just use 8 flip-flops. Though flip-flops can be made using any of the digitial gates (ie. and, or, nor, and nand gates), in practice nand and nor are used more to implement flip-flops.
• India
5 Jan 07
flip-flops are engineering terms which are used as memory cells like a D flip flop which has a input,output, preset and clear with a timer[optional]
@hizzle13 (645)
• United States
31 Oct 06
never heard of that!
5 Oct 06
I've never heard of the flip flop expression for 'on/off' switches. That's rather novel.