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Parametron

A project log for One Transistor Latch

Is it possible to make a latch with one transistor? Is it possible to use it to make logic?

Bill SmithBill Smith 05/27/2020 at 20:410 Comments

I was researching early computer technology and found references to a circuit used by some Japanese systems called the Parametron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parametron It resembles some of my ideas for this circuit. I had been thinking that the circuit would represent 1 vs. 0 by the phase of an oscillating signal with 180 degrees apart would be the 1 and 0 values.

One advantage of the parametron design was that it was more reliable than early transistors.

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