Re: [SI-LIST] : Driver Strength

Yehuda D. Yizraeli (yehuda@zoran.co.il)
Tue, 3 Mar 1998 08:54:37 +0200 (EET)

Mark,

Driver strength means the ability of the driver to sink/source the
mA defined and still meet the Vol/Voh spec. mA speced buffers is hostory
designers like to us. In the 'modern' world, inwhich the loads are CMOS too,
the load is mostly capacitive, thus the other table of delay versus load
is more interesting.(in those books the vendors provide u).

regards, yehuda

>
> Can someone explain to me what driver strength means? When
> a driver is spec'd by an ASIC vendor as a 12ma, 6ma, etc what does
> that mean as far as its expected VI curve and how many loads
> I can expect it to drive?
>
> Thanks,
> Mark Nass
>

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