Difference between Latch and Flip-Flop
Latches are sequential logic circuits that designed using logic gates. It used to store binary information. These are level triggered and thus operate when they are enabled.
A flip-flop is a binary cell capable of storing one bit of information. It has two outputs, one for the normal value and one for the complement value of the bit stored in it. A flip-flop maintains a binary state until directed by a clock pulse to switch states.
Latch vs Flip-Flop:
|1. It follows level triggering approach.||1. It follows edge triggering approach.|
|2. It is designed using Logic gates||2. It is designed using Latches with a clock|
|3. Type of operation performed: Asynchronous||3. Type of operation performed: Synchronous
|4. It requires comparatively less power.||4. It requires more power.|
|5. It is sensitive to applied input signal when enabled.||5. It is sensitive to applied input along with clock signal.|
|6. Type: S-R, J-K, T and D Latches.||6. Type: S-R, J-K, T and D Flip flops.|
|7. Latches are comparatively less robust.||7. Flip-flops are comparatively more robust.|
|8. Latches operate only using binary inputs.||8. Flip-Flops work using the binary input and the clock signal.|
|9. Circuit analysis is complex.||9. Circuit analysis is easy.|
|10. It has a comparatively fast operating speed.||10. It has a slow operating speed.|